The Great PCS Book Giveaway #2

May 28, 2010 | Kate Horrell

There was so much news yesterday that I skipped posting the book giveaway - I was afraid it would get lost in the payday excitement. Today's giveaway book is The Beardstown Ladies' Guide to Smart … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Deals

May 27, 2010 | Kate Horrell

First, I have to say that I am a little torn.  It is nice that people are offering discounts for Memorial Day, but shopping isn't really the point of the holiday.  Regardless, … [Read more...]

Free Chick-fil-A in San Diego

May 27, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Tonight, Thursday, May 27, select San Diego area Chick-fil-A restaurants are offering free meals to military families from 4 to 7 pm.  Just show your military IDs and select from an Original … [Read more...]

The Great PCS Book Giveaway #1

May 26, 2010 | Kate Horrell

As you may have heard, we're getting ready to PCS.  Two weeks until the packers come and I'm on fire, clearing out and trying to get stuff done. I've got a small stack of random personal finance … [Read more...]

College Kids and Tricare

May 26, 2010 | Kate Horrell

With college students moving from school to home and back again, it can be hard to make sure that you keep everything properly organized.  Check out this news release that tells exactly how to make … [Read more...]

Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance

May 25, 2010 | Kate Horrell

This post was replaced on 18 February 2014 to reflect new figures, websites and other information. You can find the new post here:  Military and Food Stamps. … [Read more...]

Spicy Chicken Sandwich – Free!

May 25, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Here's a new twist on the frequent Chick-fil-A giveaways:  Make a reservation to try the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich before it hits the regular menu.  Reserve now, by specific store and specific … [Read more...]

Free Museums All Summer Long

May 24, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Thanks to an amazing offer partnership between individual museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Blue Star Families, more than 600 museums across the country have agreed to offer free … [Read more...]

Home Depot Military Discount

May 23, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Reader Feedback Requested:  Lowe's and Home Depot Military Discount and Veteran's Discount UPDATED 5 MAY 2011:  The discount has not changed. UPDATED 15 August 2010:  Home Depot has provided … [Read more...]

Planning for Retirement

May 22, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I spend a lot of time at Yahoo Answers, trying to learn what sort of things military families are wondering.  I recently responded to a wife who was wondering how much retirement her husband could … [Read more...]

Mission May: Day Twenty

May 20, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I am starting to dread these May Challenge updates, because I'm not doing as well as I had hoped.  I've made some progress in the last five days, but I'm going to have to pick up the pace if I'm … [Read more...]

San Diego, Get Out Your Calendars

May 20, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Yum, yum, yum.  San Diego is looking better every day.  I just got this flyer from my nice friends at USAA, asking me to promote Chick-fil-A's Military Appreciation Night from 4 to 7 pm on Thursday, … [Read more...]

1 June Pay/Memorial Day Holiday

May 19, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Update 2011:  This post is referring to 2010.   Here is the 2011 information, or I will be posting more information about 2011 soon.  For now, you can read Long Pay Period Warning. I've been … [Read more...]