Should You Buy Used?

June 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Over at Wisebread, Amy Lu has posted an article called 20 Things You Should Never Buy Used. When I first started reading, I thought that I would just link you over to the article, but I discovered … [Read more...]

Random PCS Tidbit

June 14, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Today, I took a 16 ounce plastic cup (red, if it matters) full of change to the change counting machine.  Once I sorted out the Euros, random world currency (both current and retired) and … [Read more...]

Don’t Touch That Money

June 13, 2010 | Kate Horrell

When I go to SpouseBUZZ Live events, one of the moderator's favorite questions is "If you had one piece of advice to tell a new military spouse, what would it be?"  My usual answer will be helpful to … [Read more...]

Quotable: Unknown

June 11, 2010 | Kate Horrell

“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy.” … [Read more...]

The Great PCS Book Giveaway #5

June 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The last book in the Great PCS Book Giveaway is one of my favorite personal finance books:  Die Broke by Stephen Pollan and Mark Levine.  Pollan and Levine helped me develop my money attitudes, … [Read more...]

June 2010 Military Paydays

June 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

And again, a bunch of questions about when the military gets paid for the June mid-month pay.  Payday is Tuesday, June 15th.  Some banks and credit  unions try to release the funds the day before, … [Read more...]

Eating in Hotels – It Can Be Done

June 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I recently answered a question at Yahoo about eating while you are living in a hotel.  As my family starts packing out (today!), the subject of food is at the front of my mind.  We are anticipating … [Read more...]

Thanks for your Patience

June 08, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Posting has been a little scarce here and I imagine that it will be quiet for the next few days as our packers get us out of the house, and we get the house ready for the renters.  Please keep … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of An Old Car

June 07, 2010 | Kate Horrell

As we prepare to PCS (next week - ack!), we are faced with the problem of disposing of our cars. Both cars are older (8 and 9 years) and have about 130,000 miles on them. My car, a van, is a mess: … [Read more...]

The Great PCS Book Giveaway #4

June 04, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Wow!  Things have been so busy here at The Paycheck Chronicles that there has hardly been space to squeeze in these book giveaways.  Today's contest is for a copy of Shocked, Appalled and Dismayed! … [Read more...]

Quotable: Benjamin Franklin

June 04, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"When you run in debt you give to another power over your liberty." (Thanks to @mint on Twitter for today's inspiration.) … [Read more...]

Random Tip of the Day: Ice Packs

June 03, 2010 | Kate Horrell

As I laid in my bed this morning, trying to fend off a migraine, I thought about how much I truly love my reusable ice packs.  They remain cold a long time, but they aren't so cold that they are … [Read more...]

Mission May: The Final Numbers

June 03, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Well, May is gone and I'm still trying to reach my $1000 goal.  I've made some money, cleared out some things, and learned a lot. The two major things that happened at the end of the month were … [Read more...]

Preparing for Natural Disasters

June 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Hurricane season began yesterday, and it is a great time to be sure that you are prepared for natural disasters.  There are few places that aren't susceptible to some sort of disaster, and then there … [Read more...]