Kate Is Clueless About Amazon Prime Shipping and Prices

September 03, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Today, I saw something new in Amazon-world:  the product I want is cheaper for Amazon Prime customers, and it is available faster (and not just because of the shipping.)  I've never seen this … [Read more...]

Exchange Goods Too Pricey For The Families They Serve

August 31, 2015 | Kate Horrell

It's about time for my regular, unscheduled rant about the price of the products that are carried at the military exchanges.  We've just come back from five years living at places with very limited … [Read more...]

Asking For A Military Discount

August 27, 2015 | Kate Horrell

As we all know, and as the comments here at The Paycheck Chronicles will attest, there are many businesses that offer military discounts and/or veterans discounts of some variety.  Sometimes, the … [Read more...]

How Much Money Would You Need?

August 12, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Every once in a while, you see something that really makes  you think.  Hard. Twice this week, I've seen a Bentley car that is obviously owned by someone who lives locally.  Now, Bentley makes a … [Read more...]

Outlet Malls Offer Military Discounts

August 05, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Summer means vacations, and getting ready for school.  Both those things often translate into shopping.  If outlet mall shopping is in your summer plans, be sure to stop by the outlet mall's … [Read more...]

Changes To Star Cards Will Benefit Customers

August 03, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The Exchange Credit Program (ECP) announced major changes to the Exchange Star Card programs, particularly the co-branded Chase MasterCard program, in a letter to sent to customers last week.  Amy … [Read more...]

Save on Electric Bills With Supplier Programs

July 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Utility bills can be a large part of your budget, but thankfully there are at least 101 ways to lower the amount that you spend on your various utilities.  One of my favorite ways to save on … [Read more...]

Programs Offer School Supplies

July 29, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Across the country, a variety of different charities offer programs that provide school supplies for children of military families. Operation Homefront's Back-to-School Brigade In the … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless About Cell Phone Spending

July 28, 2015 | Kate Horrell

We've been back in the United States for three-ish days, and we're knocking through all those "get settled in a new country" chores.  One job that is making me crazy is setting up cell phone service … [Read more...]

Be Careful of Credit Card Catches

July 15, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you are going to use credit cards, it is important to have the best card for your situation.  Unfortunately, it can be hard to compare various credit card offers because there are often so many … [Read more...]

Print A Lot? Consider A Laser Printer

July 10, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you do any quantity of black and white printing at home, you absolutely need to consider whether the purchase of a laser printer would decrease your overall printing costs.  Inkjet printers are … [Read more...]

Beware of Fake Car Financing

July 01, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you are in the market for a new or a new-to-you car, beware of a common car financing scam.  While it goes by many names, such as yo-yo financing, or spot financing, the details remain the same: … [Read more...]

Babies Don’t Need That Much Stuff

June 25, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A friend is expecting her first baby, and the conversation came around to the things that would be needed for the new baby.  I am a firm believer that our society wastes a lot of money on unnecessary … [Read more...]

“Can I Afford To Buy This?”

June 15, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A friend recently came to me, looking for advice about purchasing a new car. Now, this friend and I have some differences in our basic views about money, and particularly car payments. As you know, I … [Read more...]