Free Entry To The Mariners’ Museum

April 17, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Are you near Hampton Roads, Virginia?  This Sunday, 19 April 2015, the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia is sponsoring a Military Appreciation event at the Mariners' Museum and Park located … [Read more...]

Tax Day Freebies

April 15, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Many retailers and restaurants are hoping to take the sting out of the income tax return filing deadline with special offers. Most Whole Foods Market locations will be serving free 12 oz. cups of … [Read more...]

Scary Reasons to Have the Right Auto Insurance (Plus How!)

April 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I'm in the United States for a few days, and I have been having all the usual visiting America experiences:  shock at all the stores and restaurants, tons of food, and amazement at all the television … [Read more...]

Saving Receipts Saves Me Money

March 25, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If this program had a subtitle feature, this post would be subtitled, "So why don't I do it?" Saving receipts, and having some sort of decent system of organization, can save you a ton of money. … [Read more...]

Gas: It May Be Cheap, But It’s Not Free!

January 20, 2015 | Kate Horrell

My American-based friends have been crowing about the amazing gas prices they are enjoying.  I am delighted for all of you, and I hope you are putting that money to good use!  While you're enjoying … [Read more...]

Cars: Repair or Replace?

December 16, 2014 | Kate Horrell

There comes a point in every car owner's life where they have to start making some hard decisions about whether to repair their vehicle, or replace it. And that question gets more complicated when the … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: Post Office Frustrations

October 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I wonder... do you think that military families mail more packages than civilian families?  It sure feels that way to me.  And it also feels like no matter what box I use, what method of shipment I … [Read more...]

Changes To Lending Limits Target Military Families

October 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

On 29 September 2014, the Federal Register published a proposed rule titled Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to Service Members and Dependents.  In this proposed rule, the Department … [Read more...]

AAFES Offering Free Holiday Layaway

September 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell
AAFES Free layaway

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...]