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...]

Quotable: Thomas Jefferson

December 04, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." … [Read more...]

The PCS Budget Reset

December 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

PCS.  Three letters that can strike fear in the hearts and wallets of military families around the world.  It is true, PCSing can be expensive, but it can also be a wonderful chance to … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea (Military Discount, too!)

December 01, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Warning to my husband:  Don't read this.Thanks to Love My Tanker at SpouseBUZZ, a holiday gift idea that won't take up any space or require postage!  Great for deployed loved ones … [Read more...]

Get Your Legal Affairs In Order

November 30, 2009 | Kate Horrell

It is a refrain that is repeated regularly in the military - go to JAG, write a will, get your powers of attorney.  I tend to think that we are pretty organized, right until I realized that … [Read more...]

Currency Conversion

November 29, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I'm going overseas this week, and it has been a really, really long time since I've done this.  So long that I don't even remember how to get the right money.  So I've been … [Read more...]

Triple A? What do you think?

November 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Due to an unusual series of events, I've been rethinking my decision not to join AAA (aka Triple A, formerly titled the Automobile Association of America.)  For the purposes of my life, … [Read more...]

Quotable: George Bush

November 27, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"We believe the American people can spend their money better than the government can spend it." … [Read more...]

To Shop or Not To Shop

November 26, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!  It is nearly 10 on Thanksgiving night.  The kiddos as tucked in bed and I'm facing a stack of Black Friday ads.  Shall I venture out, or stay in my warm … [Read more...]

Road-Warrior Restaurant Deals

November 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Thanks to Bargain Briana for reminding me to stock up on restaurant deals before the December season of traveling begins.  I like to fill the glove box with birthday meals and other coupons … [Read more...]

Save on Textbooks

November 23, 2009 | Kate Horrell

If you've ever taken a college class, you probably remember being amazed at how much the textbooks cost.  Even though I've been a student off and on for over 20 years, I was still … [Read more...]

Outrageous Overdraft Fees

November 22, 2009 | Kate Horrell

If you've been reading for a while, you have probably noticed that I'm a huge fan of Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA, and Pentagon Federal Credit Union.  They have always provided good … [Read more...]

Old Navy 50% Coupon Today

November 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

This may be the strangest promotion I've seen lately, but I'm willing to work with it.  Old Navy is doing a Thanksgiving weekend promotion called Gobblepalooza, with its very own website … [Read more...]

Quotable: Eli Broad

November 20, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"There is no substitute for knowledge. To this day, I read three newspapers a day. It is impossible to read a paper without being exposed to ideas. And ideas.. more than money.. are the real … [Read more...]