2010 Commissary Scholarships

November 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Every year, the Defense Commissary Agency (DECA) offers a huge scholarship program, awarding at least one scholarship at each location that has a qualifying applicant. The 2010 program has opened and … [Read more...]

What? Credit Card Questions

November 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

If you have a credit card, you've probably gotten a letter or email notice informing you of changes to your credit card account.  I've gotten one for each of my credit cards.  They both said … [Read more...]

Christmas is Coming: Do You Know Where Your Money Is?

November 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

If you celebrate Christmas, you know that December is an expensive month.  A few years ago, I decided that we needed a separate budget for December.  I was amazed at how much money we … [Read more...]

Quotable: David Bach

November 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Financial education needs to become a part of our national curriculum and scoring systems so that it's not just the rich kids that learn about money.. it's all of us." … [Read more...]

Appreciation Days at Old Navy

November 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Old Navy is once again honoring the military by offering a 30% discount (in stores only) from November 12th to 15th.  The ad is pretty simple and states "Be sure to bring your valid U.S. … [Read more...]

Veteran's Day Offers

November 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Don't forget to enjoy these great Veteran's Day offers today!Many national and local businesses are offering specials for Veteran's Day.  Here is the list I've found so far: … [Read more...]

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

November 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Good news on the homefront!  The Military Spouse Residency Relief Act was passed by Congress last week and is awaiting the President's signature. Here is the body of the press … [Read more...]

2010 Pay Charts Approved

November 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The 2010 Defense Authorization Act has been signed into law, which means that the 2010 pay charts are definite!  This is a good sized raise for military members, especially considering the … [Read more...]

Used Auto Parts Can Save

November 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Let me start by saying that I'm sure that there are lots of issues around used auto parts.  I don't claim to know much of anything about them.  However, the other day, the window … [Read more...]

Using Tools Makes Couponing Easy

November 08, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I used to be an avid coupon clipper, and spend a ridiculous amount of time shopping at different grocery stores, matching up sales with double or triple coupons so that I rarely spent much on … [Read more...]

Quotable: Ayn Rand

November 06, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver." … [Read more...]

Umbrella Insurance 101

November 05, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Umbrella insurance - what's that?  I can't imagine insuring an umbrella!  Oh, that's not it.  So what is umbrella insurance?Umbrella insurance is a liability insurance … [Read more...]

Saving on Vacation

November 04, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Laura at Five Cent Nickel has written a great piece called How to Save Money on Vacations.  While military families often spend their vacations "going home" or PCSing, many of these tips still … [Read more...]

Top Three Tips

November 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I just finished a radio interview on the F.R.A.Z.L.E.D. Military Wives Christian Network's Blog Talk Radio Show - wow that is a lot of words.  While I was preparing for the interview, I … [Read more...]