RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler for IDs

February 16, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The Defense Manpower Data Center has put together a fabulous website to help you locate and find information about where you can renew or obtain new military IDS.  The RAPIDS Appointment scheduling … [Read more...]

Random Stuff You Need To Know

April 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Today, I was working on a PCS post (keep your eyes open tomorrow), and I ran across this absolute gem from Life Lessons of A Military Wife:  The Ugly Stuff No One Wants To Talk About But Is A MUST To … [Read more...]

Understanding Mortgage Escrow

June 17, 2013 | Kate Horrell

If you have a mortgage, you probably have a mortgage escrow account.  Depending on your lender and your personal situation, you might not even have a choice about it - having an escrow account is … [Read more...]

From The Mailbag: Ex-Spouse Benefits

September 16, 2012 | Kate Horrell

I get a lot of email here with a variety of questions.  We're working on a separate, "Ask Kate," page, but in the meantime I thought I'd better put them in with the regular posts.  I've always … [Read more...]

Ten Things I’ve Bought That Were A Complete Waste of Money

January 19, 2012 | Kate Horrell

Nobody's a perfect shopper, and I am certainly not.  Every once in a while, I buy something that has absolutely no value for my family.  Each time I realize that something was a bad idea, I have all … [Read more...]

17 October 2011 Military Report

October 19, 2011 | Kate Horrell

Ta-da!  The weekly Military Report financial news from Military.com: 2012 Navy Selective Early Retirement - Results from the U.S. Navy's Fiscal Year 2012 Selective Early Retirement Board (SERB) … [Read more...]

11 October 2011 Military Report

October 12, 2011 | Kate Horrell

The weekly Military.com Military Report offers the most current information and news on military benefits.  Want to learn more about educational, vocational, retirement and veterans benefits?  Check … [Read more...]

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Always Keeps Things Confidential

September 26, 2011 | Kate Horrell

When I was at the USAA Blogger Event a few weeks ago (after action coming, I promise), the discussion turned to the military relief societies.  Several people commented that service members don't … [Read more...]

Leaving The Service? You Need To Know…

September 20, 2011 | Kate Horrell

Well, you need to know lots of stuff, much more than I could ever write about here.  If you are leaving the service or retiring, I hope that you are taking advantage of the pre-separation counseling … [Read more...]

19 September 2011 Military Report

September 19, 2011 | Kate Horrell

Time for the weekly update of all military benefits compiled by Military.com:  The MilitaryReport.  I've highlighted some of the most important financial issues below, but be sure to see the entire … [Read more...]

Military and Veterans Discounts and Identification

August 23, 2011 | Kate Horrell

It seems there is a lot of confusion about various military and veterans discounts, and the identification that will or will not qualify you for the discounts.  I'm no expert on this subject, but … [Read more...]

Between the Services…Inconsistancy

August 18, 2011 | Kate Horrell

My family is vacationing at the next military base over, staying at a small cabin.  We're on an Army camp and in the two days we've been here, I've noticed a lot of differences in cost between … [Read more...]

Check Your Statements – Bank Fees Galore!

August 16, 2011 | Kate Horrell

I've been hearing from a lot of people that their bank has recently started charging account fees, and now it has happened to me.  I have a small account with the State Employees Credit Union from my … [Read more...]

8 August 2011 Military Report

August 10, 2011 | Kate Horrell

Shazaam, there is a lot of news in the world of military benefits this week! Every week, Military.com puts together the Military Report, a collection of the most important military benefit news. … [Read more...]