Quotable: Franklin Jones

May 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist."  … [Read more...]


May 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I was over at USAA's new online community, What's On Your Mind, and I noticed an excellent reminder about washing machine hoses.  You know, the plastic or metal hoses that get the water … [Read more...]


May 20, 2009 | Kate Horrell

From the May 19th NMFA E-News bulletin, the following issues of financial interest: DoD Releases Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Proposal More Guidance for DoD HAP Provided DDESS Enrollment Policy for … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Discounts

May 19, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Once again, our friends at Lowes and Home Depot are offering military discounts for the Memorial Day weekend.  The details are a bit different at each store but the general idea is the same - … [Read more...]


May 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

You've probably heard about USAA, and you may use them for your insurance.  Lots of military families have also started using USAA for their banking needs.  You may be saying, … [Read more...]

Around the Blogosphere

May 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

In the "better late than never" edition of Where's the Paycheck Chronicles, we have these offerings: The Money Hacks Carnival, hosted by My Life ROI, includes Busy. The Festival of … [Read more...]


May 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The National Military Family Association offers up it's hottest news on E-News: 1. Chairman Recognizes National Military Appreciation Month 2. AWAG Holds 53rd Annual Conference 3. Money Available … [Read more...]

A New Sort of Auction

May 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

An online friend told me about "this great new auction site" where you can win gift cards for mere pennies.  This sounded too good to be true, so I checked it out.  What I found … [Read more...]

Quotable: Philip Gibbs

May 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"It's better to give than to lend and it costs about the same."  … [Read more...]

Inexpensive Bowling With Kids

May 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

My kids always want to go bowling.  I like bowling, too, but I hate bowling prices.  Our nearest base doesn't have a bowling alley, and the next base over has an alley but even at base … [Read more...]

BooksAMillion Celebrates Armed Forces Day with a Discount

May 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

In honor of Armed Forces Day, BooksAMillion is offering active duty military a 20% discount off their entire store purchase on Saturday, May 16th.  Find out more at this link:  … [Read more...]

Financial News from The Military Report at Military.com

May 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Deal of the Week: FREE Trial Men's Health Find Your New GI Bill Tuition and Fee Rate Featured Job: Government Law Enforcement Education Xpo May 21 Browse Millions of Homes for … [Read more...]

The Minimum Payment Trap

May 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Carrying credit card debt?  Making just your minimum payments?  While minimum payments can be a great way out of a rough patch, or a default payment for when things are going wacky, … [Read more...]

Four Financial Lessons from a Six Year Old

May 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Six Year Old:  "Mom, can I get my allowance for the whole month like my sisters?" Mom (thinking that she is tired of keeping track of allowances):  "Sure.  Here's your $6.00 for … [Read more...]