Quotable: Rodin

July 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." … [Read more...]

Financial Decisions: Should You Follow Your Heart or Your Head?

July 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I've always been a plain vanilla kind of girl when it comes to mortgages.  We own two houses and both of them have standard, fixed-rate mortgages.  I spent some time in mortgage banking and saw too … [Read more...]

DECA Guard/Reserve On-Site Sales

July 13, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Did you know that the Defense Commissary Agency (DECA) holds commissary events at remote locations throughout the US.  Though they are termed Guard/Reserve On-Site Sales, all eligible commissary … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Redeem CertifiChecks

July 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Do you remember CertifiChecks, the commissary gift certificate company that went out of business last year?  The deadline for people who fell into the loophole and were deployed or TDY from March 6 … [Read more...]

Finding an Accountant Who Understands the Military

July 11, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I have always done the income tax returns for my family.  I am a trained tax preparer (though let me tell you, that doesn't mean much), I'm pretty smart, and I figure that I have the strongest desire … [Read more...]

Refunds for Montgomery GI Bill Contributions

July 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Way more thorough and up-to-date information is available at Montgomery GI Bill Refunds. I've seen some questions about service members who bought into the Montgomery GI bill and are now eligible … [Read more...]

Quotable: Epicurus

July 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants." … [Read more...]

I Can’t Take It Anymore!

July 08, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Today has been one of those days.  You know, where everything feels like it is outside of your control and nothing goes right?  Yup, that's me.  Besides the obvious pity party that comes with a bad … [Read more...]

Check Out The Military Wallet

July 06, 2010 | Kate Horrell

My friend, Ryan (aka Patrick) has moved his military finance website.  Formerly known as the Military Finance Network, it is now residing at The Military Wallet (http://themilitarywallet.com if your … [Read more...]

Canceling Your Cell Phone

July 05, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Our family has been Sprint cellular customers for years, and they have been pretty good to us.  I can't compare their service to other companies because we've never had anyone else.  I have … [Read more...]

Last Day – Borders 25% Military Discount

July 04, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I don't know how I missed this one, but Borders is offering a 25% military discount to celebrate Independence Day.  Unfortunately, it ends TODAY!  The discount is available to valid Military ID card … [Read more...]

Maybe a Property Manager Would Be A Good Idea

July 04, 2010 | Kate Horrell

We have recently moved away from the house that we own and we have rented it out to a very nice family. We debated a very long time about whether or not we should get a property manager for the … [Read more...]

Quotable: Benjamin Franklin (again)

July 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"Contentment makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor." … [Read more...]

Eating Convenient vs. Eating Out

July 01, 2010 | Kate Horrell

There is an interesting sort of pattern that often occurs (at least for me) when you are away from your own kitchen.  Whether you are traveling for work, vacation or moving, it seems like a good idea … [Read more...]