Do You Need Umbrella Liability Insurance?

October 13, 2015 | Kate Horrell
image of umbrella covering homeowner's and auto insurance

When talking to military families, there are two types of insurance that I often find that they lack:  renters' insurance, and umbrella liability insurance.  I've written about renters insurance … [Read more...]

App Gives Extra Walmart Savings

October 12, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Do you shop at Walmart?  If you do, you should definitely look into the Walmart Savings Catcher app.  This program, which you can use on your smart phone or computer, allows you to enter your … [Read more...]

How Much Is Convenience Worth?

September 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I've been doing a lot of thinking about convenience, and how we all pay for convenience on a regular basis.  That's not a bad thing, unless your wallet is empty and you're still thinking that it … [Read more...]

New Star Cards Hitting Mailboxes Now

September 29, 2015 | Kate Horrell
New Military Star Card

As announced in August, the Military Star Card program has changed, and new credit cards are arriving in mailboxes across the country.  These shiny new Military Star Cards are replacing the Exchange … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime 32% Off, One Day Only

September 23, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Have you ever wondered if Amazon Prime is a good deal for you and your family?  If you've been wavering about purchasing Amazon Prime, this Friday might be the right time to take the plunge.  For … [Read more...]

Bank Fees You Want To Avoid

September 18, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Military families have access to a ton of great banking products, but we still sometimes find ourself paying unnecessary fees for services that we don't need or that maybe should just be free. … [Read more...]

Alaska COLA Survey Now Open

September 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you are stationed in Alaska, you should fill out the Living Pattern survey currently available at the Defense Travel Management Office website.  This survey is part of the way that your Cost of … [Read more...]

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...]