VA Home Loan Questions

January 07, 2010 | Kate Horrell

There are millions of articles about getting a VA home loan.  However, even once you're in your new house, there are still a few things to consider.  CJ at the VA Mortgage Center has done a … [Read more...]

Timeless Pre-Deployment Financial Planning

January 06, 2010 | Kate Horrell

This piece isn't new, but it is still great.  Jeff Rose at Good Financial Sense wrote about his experiences with money and deployment in Managing Your Money While Deployed, One Soldier's … [Read more...]

Free Download, 1/4/09 Only

January 04, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Today only, January 4, 2009, Walletpop is offering a free download of David Bach's book Start Over, Finish Rich: 10 Steps to Get You Back on Track in 2010.  Bach's previous books include … [Read more...]

Quick But Important

January 03, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I have a mission for you today:  vacuum your refrigerator coils.  I don't do it nearly enough and I am always amazed at how much dust and gunk has built up on them.  Energy is expensive … [Read more...]

Thankful for Emergency Money

January 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

My uncle passed away yesterday.  He has been ill for a while and it wasn't a surprise.  I want to go to the funeral, as a sign of respect and possibly to be helpful. Times like these make me … [Read more...]

Understanding Income Taxes

January 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

This YouTube video, while a little boring, gives a great explanation of the basic system of filing and paying taxes in the US.  If you are looking for basic knowledge about the process, this is … [Read more...]

Quotable: Andrew Grove

January 01, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"The Internet doesn't change everything. It doesn't change supply and demand. It doesn't magically allow you to build businesses by turning investors' money into … [Read more...]

Reviewing 2009 Goals and Plans

December 31, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Way back in January, I wrote about my goals and plans for 2009.  My primary goal was to pay off all non-mortgage debt.  My secondary goal was to put as much money as possible into my … [Read more...]

State MSRRA Links Updated

December 30, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I can't quite decide what to do with the list of state-by-state Military Spouse Residency Relief Act links - I don't want it to be stuck at the top all the time, but I don't want you to miss updates … [Read more...]

Saving Money on Rental Cars

December 29, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Rental cars are useful, but boy are they expensive.  I am currently in possession of a rental car because my car isn't really long-trip worthy, and we aren't repairing or replacing it since we … [Read more...]

More Good 2009 Reads

December 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

They just keep coming - compilations of great posts from 2009.  Today's selection:  Top 135+ Personal Finance Posts for 2009 (That can be used 2010 and beyond)from Jeff Rose at Good … [Read more...]

5 Rules for Gift Returns

December 27, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Now that the holiday gift giving has ended, chances are that you have some returning to do.  According to Consumer Reports, nearly 20% of people intend to return at least one gift.  With … [Read more...]

Good Reads from 2009

December 26, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The last week of the year is often a time for reflection and planning.  RJ at GenYwealth has put together a list of 73 Must Read Personal Finance Posts of 2009.  It is a pretty good list … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

To my readers who celebrate Christmas, I hope that your day is full of joy! … [Read more...]