One Small Step to Improve Your Finances

July 01, 2009 | Kate Horrell

One place where I occasionally make a mistake with my finances is paying the credit card bills.  We have two cards that we use regularly, plus we have a couple of cards that we don't use - a … [Read more...]

We've Been Noticed

July 01, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Paycheck Chronicles has been noticed a few places around the internet this week: The Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by Green Panda Treehouse, features Want A New Car?  Try … [Read more...]

Military Report

June 29, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Financial news from the Military.com Military Report dated June 29, 2009: Special Duty Assignment Pay Revised Deal of the Week: Military Coupons AF Increases Special Duty Pay Tuition Assistance … [Read more...]

It Pays to Ask

June 27, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I hate wasting money, but it happens sometimes.  There are three places where I tend to lose money in large chunks:  not sending in rebates, not getting reimbursed for stuff, and making … [Read more...]

Quotable: Kahlil Gibran

June 26, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man." … [Read more...]

GI Bill Transfer Details Announced

June 24, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The transfer portion of the new GI Bill has been very exciting for many people, and lots of questions have now been answered.  The Department of Defense has released the final details of the new … [Read more...]

Want a New Car? Try This Plan

June 23, 2009 | Kate Horrell

A family member recently told me that she was going to buy a new car.  She still owed on her old car, and she was asking me the best way to organize the financing of the new car with the … [Read more...]

Operation Homefront Scholarship

June 22, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Operation Homefront has announced it's 2009 Military Spouse Scholarship Program.  The scholarship offers 37 awards between $10,000 and $1,500 and the application … [Read more...]

Another Twist on the Income Debate

June 20, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Lots of people at various stages of their lives are considering the choice to lower their income, whether you are retiring from the military and deciding what to do next, or considering one person … [Read more...]

Quotable: Tolstoy

June 19, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Money is a new form of slavery, and distinguishable from the old simply by the fact that it is impersonal - that there is no human relationship between master and slave. " … [Read more...]

Military Report

June 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Here's the weekly roundup of financial information from the Military.comMilitary Report : TRICARE Prime Travel Access Standards Changes Deal of the Week: Free Trial of Men's Health Your New GI … [Read more...]

A Frugal Fitness Update

June 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

As I mentioned back in April, I've been on a mission to get thin, wealthy, and organized while my husband is deployed.  I can't really comment on the last two (though I'm doing OK on … [Read more...]

Random Free Stuff

June 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

As usual, there is a selection of free stuff to be found on the internet today.  I'm always amazed at people who find gobs of free stuff - it if doesn't come right across my email, I … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Keep Track of Your Credit Card Purchases

June 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

For those of us who do choose to use credit cards, keeping track of your purchases is important.  I'm not good at it at all, so I've been researching and brainstorming ways to keep track … [Read more...]