LA Times Features Personal Finance Bloggers

April 18, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Today's Los Angeles Times has a great article about personal financial bloggers and it features many smart writers.  If you are looking to expand your personal finance knowledge further, These … [Read more...]

DOD Talks Personal Finance

April 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Elsewhere at, the Armed Forces Press Service has published an article about personal finance from the perspective of the DOD. Confront Financial Issues Early puts emphasis on attacking … [Read more...]

Quotable: Unknown

April 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went." … [Read more...]

12 April 2010 Military Report

April 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I can't believe it is already Thursday and I'm just now getting to the Military Report.  It has been a crazy week!  Here's the financial news from the 12 April 2010 Military Report at, … [Read more...]

Taxes Are Due! What If You Can’t Pay Right Now?

April 14, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The filing deadline for 2009 income tax returns is April 15, 2010, unless you (or your spouse) were deployed to a combat zone.  With the deadline so soon, some people will be realizing that they owe … [Read more...]

Automatic Extension for Tax Filing If You’ve Been In a Combat Zone

April 13, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The regular deadline to file your federal income tax return is coming up quickly (it's Thursday!)  However, if you've been deployed to a combat zone recently, you have an automatic extension of the … [Read more...]

Home Buyers Credit Extension for Certain Military Families

April 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

As you may know, the federal First Time Home Buyers credit is expiring soon.  In order to be eligible for the credit, you must have a completed sales contract by April 30, 2010, and complete the … [Read more...]

Reading Together Goes High Tech

April 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

If you have ever had little kids, chances are you have participated in some sort of activity designed to bridge the gap between your children and far away family.  Whether a deployed parent or just a … [Read more...]

Quotable: William A. Ward

April 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you … [Read more...]

Plan Ahead for Mother’s Day

April 08, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I know that it is more than a month away, but Mother's Day can really sneak up on you.  If you are deployed, you really have to plan ahead.  If you are top of things and ordering now, here's a great … [Read more...]

Why Your House Won’t Sell (Or Rent)

April 07, 2010 | Kate Horrell

We are one of those crazy military families who bought a house when we were first married, and we've lived in it more than once over the years.  After several tries, we finally found a great property … [Read more...]

Sharing the Coupon Love

April 06, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Are you a coupon cutter, or have you seen those amazing people who save tons of money with coupons?  Clipping coupons can help a family stretch their grocery money, and combined with commissary … [Read more...]

05 April 2010 Military Report

April 05, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The April 5, 2010 Military Report includes the following personal finance items: 5 Tips to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing - Doing your It's about as exciting as shoveling your … [Read more...]

Military Discounts Really Add Up

April 04, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I am so appreciative when a company offers a military discount.  If only I could remember to ask for them consistently, I would save a lot of money.  I do pretty well at asking for discounts on big … [Read more...]