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...]

Spouses and Leases

March 06, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Most of you have probably heard of the "military clause," a generic term used to describe any parts of a lease that deals with the military and being transferred or deployed. Under the terms of the … [Read more...]

Quotable: Unknown

March 05, 2010 | Kate Horrell

“Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.” (Thanks to Simple Financial Lifestyle) … [Read more...]

NMFA Financial Counselor Fellowship

March 03, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The time has come to submit applications for the National Military Family Association's Financial Counselor Fellowship program.  This amazing program is a collaboration between NMFA, the Association … [Read more...]

01 March 2010 Military Report

March 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The Military Report is a weekly updates of news related to various programs and benefits for military and veteran families.  Financial news from the 1 March 2010 Military Report at, … [Read more...]

Figuring The First Paycheck

March 01, 2010 | Kate Horrell

When you are brand new to the military, there are lots of things to learn.  I recently had a question from a reader, a parent, about their child's pay while in basic training.  … [Read more...]

A Dryer Full of Trouble

February 27, 2010 | Kate Horrell

My dryer has won.  After gradually getting less and less efficient over the last few years, it has stopped drying our clothes.  It has taken me about a week of running the dryer over and over to … [Read more...]