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Temptation

Remove the Temptation

I don’t know about you, but I am easily tempted to spend money.  It is best if I stay out of stores, away from catalogs,…


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Random Stuff You Need To Know

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…


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Understanding Mortgage Escrow

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…


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From The Mailbag: Ex-Spouse Benefits

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…



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17 October 2011 Military Report

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…


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11 October 2011 Military Report

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…




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19 September 2011 Military Report

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…



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Between the Services…Inconsistancy

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…



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8 August 2011 Military Report

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…


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Another Pay Crisis Averted – Now What?

Well, it appears that the federal debt ceiling crisis that could affect military pay and veteran benefits has (probably) been averted.  Now what?  This is…


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Happy Independence Day!

Thank you to all my military readers, whether they are active duty, reserve, National Guard, veterans, retirees, or family members. Independence Day is a valuable…


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13 June 2011 Military Report

Amongst all the news at the 13 June 2011 Military Report hosted by Military.com, financial news of all flavors: 5 Things to Do When You…



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Back To Basics Week One Roundup

During Back to Basics, I’m going to make a master list of the Paycheck Chronicles posts that apply to that week.  Hopefully, I’ll get them…


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16 April 2011 Weekend Roundup

Whew!  Now that we have survived the excitement of the last few weeks, it is time to resume our regularly scheduled programming.  Here are some…