Ordering Checks? Options Abound…

June 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I am nearly out of checks.  Really nearly out, as I've been nearly out for weeks.  And I need to order new checks today.  I know that there are lots of places to buy checks … [Read more...]

New GI Bill Calculator: It's Ready to Use!

June 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Military.com has some exciting news:  Our new GI Bill Calculator is ready to go.  This calculator will allow military members and veterans, spouses, guidence counselors and anyone … [Read more...]

Quotable: Bob Thaves

June 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Money talks - but credit has an echo. " … [Read more...]

NMFA E-news 9 June 2009

June 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The National Military Family Association's 9 June 2009 E-news bulletin contains lots of useful and interesting information.  The financial relevant items are: Association Testifies at … [Read more...]

Reader Help Requested: Cell Phones and Deployment

June 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

A reader, we'll call her Sharon, recently wrote with questions about cell phones and deployment.  I'll be honest, I don't know anything about cell phones on deployment.  We … [Read more...]

(Re)Finding My Focus

June 08, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I'm finding myself in an unusual situation lately.  With my husband deployed, and me working, we're meeting our 2009 financial goals without much pain.  I know that I'm … [Read more...]

Tricare Prime at your MTF

June 07, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Faithful reader Marv, in Delaware, pointed out this interesting post in a recent MOAA email newsletter: You could be Bounced from TRICARE Prime. A new DoD policy aimed at "cleaning up" TRICARE Prime … [Read more...]

Frugal Summer Fun for All Ages

June 06, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I was wandering around the blogosphere today, and I stumbled across this excellent list of free summer activities at Couponing 101:  Free Fun All Summer Long.  Stephanie's compilation … [Read more...]

Quotable: Jean Petit Senn

June 05, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Money dishonestly acquired is never worth its cost, while a good conscience never costs as much as it is worth. " … [Read more...]

More Frugal Father's Day Fun

June 04, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Thanks to Sarah at SpouseBUZZ, I heard about this neat-o kid craft event at Michael's craft stores this Saturday, June 6th.  From 10 am to 1 pm, your local Michael's will be … [Read more...]

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

June 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Those crafty and clever authors at my favorite personal finance site, Wise Bread, have put together a fun and fantastic book:  10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small … [Read more...]

Work that Works for Military Spouses

June 02, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Myscha Theriault, my friend and author at Wise Bread, has put together a nifty article about careers that suit military spouses:  Married to the Military:  Maintaining a Career as a … [Read more...]

A Frugal Father's Day Gift for the Mid-Sized Set

June 01, 2009 | Kate Horrell

With Father's Day coming up on us all too soon, I've been trying to think of yet another crafty gift that the kids can make for their dad, and Home Depot has come to the rescue.  … [Read more...]

Another Amazing Benefit from USAA

May 30, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Just when I thought that USAA couldn't think of any more ways to support their members, they came up with a new one.  USAA is reimbursing the overseas transaction fee for deployed military … [Read more...]