Tenant's Rights

December 19, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a website that links to tenants rights in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.  Some links are more useful than others but there … [Read more...]

Quotable: Larry Ellison

December 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others." … [Read more...]

Free Shipping Day 2009

December 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Today is Free Shipping Day, where over nearly 700 online retailers are offering free shipping to help you finish your holiday shopping without leaving the computer.  Free Shipping Day is a one … [Read more...]

Coupons, Coupons, Everywhere

December 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Aaauugghh...I am drowning in coupons.  Grocery store coupons, coupons from Sunday advertisements, ValPak coupons, local area coupon magazines, mailers from retailers.  It has gotten … [Read more...]

2010 BAH Rates Available NOW

December 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The DOD website now has the 2010 BAH rates available!  I don't yet have the breakdown of rates going up or down, but don't forget that if your areas rate has gone down, you should be covered by … [Read more...]

A Five Minute Fix

December 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Wondering how you can fix your finances in five minutes?  Well, you can't.  However, in five minutes you can do one important thing:  open your wallet and write down all the information … [Read more...]

Shopping Up a Frenzy, or Not?

December 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Ah, December.  The sights and sounds of the holidays:  cookies, carols, and...credit cards?  This evening I took two of the kids to (gasp!) the mall in search of some clothes as they … [Read more...]


December 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I love to eat out.  We don't do it terribly often, because it is expensive, often unhealthy, and it is hard to please everyone.  Still, eating out is one of my favorite things to … [Read more...]

Trees for Troops?

December 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I've really dithered about posting this because I have such a total lack of information.  I'm hoping that some readers can help us out.  It seems that there is a program called … [Read more...]

Quotable: Andrew Carnegie

December 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else." … [Read more...]

Slim-Fast Recall

December 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Any chance you have a can of Slim-Fast in your house?  Unilever is recalling ALL 11 ounce cans of Slim-Fast ready-to-drink shakes.  There is a possibility of contamination with a … [Read more...]

The Medical Expenses Deduction

December 06, 2009 | Kate Horrell

As I ran over my to-do list the other day, I made a note to make eye exams for one of the kids and myself.  She clearly needs new glasses, and mine are quite old and it might be time to invest … [Read more...]

2010 BAH Rates Coming 12/17

December 05, 2009 | Kate Horrell

According to a scrolling notice recently put up at the DOD BAH query page, "2010 BAH Rates will be available 17 December 2009."  It is great to have a date so that I can stop checking every darn … [Read more...]