Automatic Extension for Tax Filing If You’ve Been In a Combat Zone

April 13, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The regular deadline to file your federal income tax return is coming up quickly (it's Thursday!)  However, if you've been deployed to a combat zone recently, you have an automatic extension of the … [Read more...]

Home Buyers Credit Extension for Certain Military Families

April 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

As you may know, the federal First Time Home Buyers credit is expiring soon.  In order to be eligible for the credit, you must have a completed sales contract by April 30, 2010, and complete the … [Read more...]

Reading Together Goes High Tech

April 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

If you have ever had little kids, chances are you have participated in some sort of activity designed to bridge the gap between your children and far away family.  Whether a deployed parent or just a … [Read more...]

Quotable: William A. Ward

April 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you … [Read more...]

Plan Ahead for Mother’s Day

April 08, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I know that it is more than a month away, but Mother's Day can really sneak up on you.  If you are deployed, you really have to plan ahead.  If you are top of things and ordering now, here's a great … [Read more...]

Why Your House Won’t Sell (Or Rent)

April 07, 2010 | Kate Horrell

We are one of those crazy military families who bought a house when we were first married, and we've lived in it more than once over the years.  After several tries, we finally found a great property … [Read more...]

Sharing the Coupon Love

April 06, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Are you a coupon cutter, or have you seen those amazing people who save tons of money with coupons?  Clipping coupons can help a family stretch their grocery money, and combined with commissary … [Read more...]

05 April 2010 Military Report

April 05, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The April 5, 2010 Military Report includes the following personal finance items: 5 Tips to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing - Doing your taxes...well...sucks. It's about as exciting as shoveling your … [Read more...]

Military Discounts Really Add Up

April 04, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I am so appreciative when a company offers a military discount.  If only I could remember to ask for them consistently, I would save a lot of money.  I do pretty well at asking for discounts on big … [Read more...]

Just Do It (Fund Your IRA or TSP)

April 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I've discovered something over the years:  If I wait until I have money to put it in my retirement account, I'll never do it.  When I first opened an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) some 15 … [Read more...]

Quotable: Jim Rohn

April 02, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." … [Read more...]

Dunkin’ Donuts Giveaway

April 01, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Here's an interesting promotion:  Dunkin' Donuts is giving away 50 cases of coffee each month to military members stationed overseas.  It doesn't state that they must be deployed but I imagine that … [Read more...]

Visiting the Kennedy Space Center, On the Cheap

March 31, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Major props to my friend Myscha Theriault, who has put together a super-smart guide to visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. My family hasn't yet done the Space Center because just the … [Read more...]