AAFES Offering Free Holiday Layaway

September 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell
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Just in time for the pre-holiday season, Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) will be waiving the usual $3 layaway fee for eligible purchases. This program, which began on 12 September, … [Read more...]

Current Lowe’s Military & Veterans Discounts

September 25, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Despite much debate, complaint, and argument, Lowe's continues to offer two different discount policies for various military folks.  Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion about the discount … [Read more...]

How To Pay Cash For A Car

September 22, 2014 | Kate Horrell

In a recent article, I expressed my opinion that car payments should not be a way of life.  Not for military members, and not for anyone.  I got some interesting feedback from readers, and some … [Read more...]

NFL Discounts for Military Families

September 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Football season is here, and lots of people like to go to National League Football (NFL) games.  Boy, they are not cheap!  And if you have a family, the cost quickly becomes prohibitive. Average … [Read more...]

Car Payments Are Not “Part of Life”

August 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell

These last few weeks, I've been spending a ridiculous amount of time reading about the problems with the new vehicle shipping contractor.  In my reading, I have learned a lot about the different ways … [Read more...]

Start Thinking About … Christmas?

August 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Yup, I said it.  Christmas.  Or Hanukkah.  Or Winter Break.  Whatever you celebrate or call it, the winter holiday season is expensive.  And it is now just three months away, depending on when … [Read more...]

Mid-Year Review: Regular Spending

July 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I hadn't intended to make the mid-year review into more than one post, but the whole first post was taken up with tax issues.  Fun stuff, huh? Today, we're going to talk about those creepy charges … [Read more...]

Military.com Discount Center

July 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You may have noticed that I've not been offering as much in the way of military discounts here at The Paycheck Chronicles. This change has happened because Military.com has developed a dedicated … [Read more...]

Bonus Savings With Credit Cards

June 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Jonathan from My Money Blog just posted about some specials that may currently be available to some American Express cardholders.  Specific deals that he mentions include "$15 off $75 at Home Depot, … [Read more...]

SGLI Rates Increasing Slightly

April 30, 2014 | Kate Horrell

For those of you watch your Leave and Earnings Statement carefully, be prepared for a small change to Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) premiums in July 2014.  SGLI rates will increase from … [Read more...]

Hersheypark Military Appreciation Day

April 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

This Sunday, 27 April 2014, Hersheypark is hosting a special event at which military families can buy admission tickets for just $25 per person, free for children under three.  The park, located in … [Read more...]

Free Captain America Movie

March 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell
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Marvel Comic fans, you probably know that the new Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier, is coming to theatres on 4 April 2014.  Well, if you are near a lucky Army or Air Force base, you can … [Read more...]

Back To Basics: Spending Plans

January 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

After 20 years of marriage and military service, my family is doing OK financially.  We pay our bills each month, we don't have non-mortgage debt, and save around 20% of our income for retirement. … [Read more...]

Commissaries Closing?

January 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

My friend and colleague Amy Bushatz posted yesterday about the possibility of commissaries being closed.  In Pentagon Proposes Plan To Gut Commissary's Budget, Amy explains the Department of Defense … [Read more...]