You Can Repair Damaged Discs

March 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell
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I bet you have them - CDs, DVDs or video game discs that don't work quite as well as they used to.  A skip here, a jump there, a great big freeze up.  I have a couple of solutions.  None are  free … [Read more...]

Operation Purple Camp Applications are Available Now

March 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I can't believe that it is time to start thinking about summer and camp already, but it is.  The National Military Family Association has released the list of dates and locations for their … [Read more...]

Taxable and Non-taxable Allowances

March 14, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I've noticed some questions on Yahoo answers about which allowances are taxable and which are not.  At the current time, the only taxable allowance is CONUS COLA, the Cost of Living Allowance paid to … [Read more...]

Quotable: Bob Hope

March 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"A bank is a place that will lend you money if you prove that you don't need it." … [Read more...]

Update About Allowances & FAFSA

March 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

A quick update to my previous post:  The financial aid office from my college called me yesterday.  The very nice representative had spent several days looking for answers to my questions about the … [Read more...]

Domicile and Residence, A MSRRA Issue

March 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

One of the most confusing aspects of the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act is the idea of residency, or domicile.  From, the definition of domicile is "a person's fixed, … [Read more...]


March 11, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Military OneSource has put together a fabulous, three page FAQ sheet on the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act.  It might just be my browser, but this comes up huge and unreadable when I open … [Read more...]

Navy Family Scholarships

March 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I just found a link to two scholarship opportunities for specific Navy family members.  The deadline is in five days, so look and act quickly:  Scholarships for Navy Families. … [Read more...]


March 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

If you have credit card debt, it can feel like you will never get it paid off.  That is one of the reasons that I have always like Mary Hunt, because she talks about her struggles and successes from … [Read more...]

What’s a Groupon?

March 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Have you heard of Groupons?  They are the newest twist on coupons and discount books, available over the internet.  … [Read more...]

It’s a Fact: Cars Need Repairs

March 08, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I hate it when my car needs work - we've usually moved to a new place, where I don't have a trustworthy mechanic, and I don't understand cars well enough to know if the repair shop is being honest. … [Read more...]

Emergency Fund 101

March 07, 2010 | Kate Horrell

You hear a lot about emergency funds, but you probably have questions.  Here's a short primer that will hopefully help answer some of your questions, plus lots of links to add more information: … [Read more...]