Where To Find Military Allowance Rates

May 12, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Military pay can be complicated, with literally hundreds of possible pays and allowances.  And sometimes it can be hard to know where to find the right information.  Thankfully, most of the … [Read more...]

Geobachelor Fact and Fiction

May 04, 2015 | Kate Horrell
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As society has changed, so have the dynamics of a military family.  As a result, more military families are choosing to live apart, resulting in situation that is commonly called "geobaching," short … [Read more...]

Car Choices When Moving Overseas

April 27, 2015 | Kate Horrell

When executing a PCS move to (most) overseas locations, military members may be authorized the shipment of a personal vehicle at government expense.  While the new contractor seems to have gotten … [Read more...]

Household Goods Late? File an Inconvenience Claim

April 22, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Ever wonder what happens if your household goods don't show up on time?  It's bound to happen, with bjillions of shipments going all over the world every year. An inconvenience claim covers actual … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: PCS Move Preparation

April 20, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The summer permanent change of station (PCS) season is coming up, and families all around the world are receiving orders to pack up and ship out.  Not surprising, is it?  I don't think so.  Moving … [Read more...]

NFCU Issuing New Credit Cards

April 03, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A friend who works for Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) just told me that I should be expecting new credit cards in the mail relatively soon.  I asked if they would be chip-and-PIN cards, and she … [Read more...]

Moving Tips – If You Can Get Past The Crazy

March 23, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I recently received a tip about a new app developed by the Department of Defense to help people have a smooth move.  Called "Plan Your Move," the app generates a calendar of tasks that you need to … [Read more...]

Domicile: It’s All About Intent

March 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

We're on a little theme here, but the subject is so important and it is often confusing.  In recent weeks, I've talked about domicile and residence, taxes, homes of record, and car titles and … [Read more...]

Residence vs. Home of Record

February 27, 2015 | Kate Horrell

In talking with military families about taxes and residences and drivers' licenses, one little thing keeps coming up:  the misuse of the term home of record.  It probably isn't a big thing in the … [Read more...]

Take A Car Overseas: Pros and Cons

February 11, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Every year, thousands of US military families move to locations Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).  In most cases, the OCONUS orders authorize the shipping of a privately owned vehicle … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless About Advance DLA

October 28, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A long-time Paycheck Chronicles reader sent me an email today, saying that her husband was unable to get Dislocation Allowance (DLA) until after their recent PCS was completed, and mentioned that … [Read more...]

Answers From IAL

July 30, 2014 | Kate Horrell

In yesterday's post about reimbursements when your personally owned vehicle isn't delivered as promised, I listed some questions that I submitted to Doug Tipton, President of International Auto … [Read more...]

Reimbursement When Your Car Is Late

July 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You may have heard some news about the new contractor who is handling the shipping and storage of personally owned vehicles (POV).   International Auto Logistics took over the contract for POV … [Read more...]

Establishing and Maintaining Domicile

July 28, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Domicile is a complicated issue.  My post on Domicile and Residence, a MSRRA Issue, has remained popular in the four years since I've written it, and it continue to receive comments and questions. … [Read more...]