Do You Tip The Movers?

June 22, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Every time we move (and this is number seven), my husband and I struggle with the moving dilemma:  should we tip the movers?  I've heard all sorts of opinions on this subject, from absolutely not to … [Read more...]

5 Changes to Credit Card Accounts

June 21, 2010 | Kate Horrell

As the Credit CARD (Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure) Act of 2009 continues to be phased in, consumers are noticing changes to their cards terms and conditions, and some consumers … [Read more...]

If You’re Not Sure, Ask!

June 20, 2010 | Kate Horrell

If the title seems silly to you, I agree.  It seems obvious that you should ask questions when you are unsure about something.  Even though I know that, I often spend unnecessary money because I … [Read more...]

And the Big Winners Are:

June 17, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Thanks to everyone who participated in The Great PCS Book Giveaway.  Mental note for next time:  start the contest more than two weeks before the actual move. Because my life descended into … [Read more...]

Should You Buy Used?

June 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Over at Wisebread, Amy Lu has posted an article called 20 Things You Should Never Buy Used. When I first started reading, I thought that I would just link you over to the article, but I discovered … [Read more...]

Random PCS Tidbit

June 14, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Today, I took a 16 ounce plastic cup (red, if it matters) full of change to the change counting machine.  Once I sorted out the Euros, random world currency (both current and retired) and … [Read more...]

Don’t Touch That Money

June 13, 2010 | Kate Horrell

When I go to SpouseBUZZ Live events, one of the moderator's favorite questions is "If you had one piece of advice to tell a new military spouse, what would it be?"  My usual answer will be helpful to … [Read more...]

Quotable: Unknown

June 11, 2010 | Kate Horrell

“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy.” … [Read more...]

The Great PCS Book Giveaway #5

June 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The last book in the Great PCS Book Giveaway is one of my favorite personal finance books:  Die Broke by Stephen Pollan and Mark Levine.  Pollan and Levine helped me develop my money attitudes, … [Read more...]

June 2010 Military Paydays

June 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

And again, a bunch of questions about when the military gets paid for the June mid-month pay.  Payday is Tuesday, June 15th.  Some banks and credit  unions try to release the funds the day before, … [Read more...]

Eating in Hotels – It Can Be Done

June 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I recently answered a question at Yahoo about eating while you are living in a hotel.  As my family starts packing out (today!), the subject of food is at the front of my mind.  We are anticipating … [Read more...]

Thanks for your Patience

June 08, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Posting has been a little scarce here and I imagine that it will be quiet for the next few days as our packers get us out of the house, and we get the house ready for the renters.  Please keep … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of An Old Car

June 07, 2010 | Kate Horrell

As we prepare to PCS (next week - ack!), we are faced with the problem of disposing of our cars. Both cars are older (8 and 9 years) and have about 130,000 miles on them. My car, a van, is a mess: … [Read more...]