Office Depot Offer: Free Personalized Cards for Upcoming Holidays

April 21, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Looking for a free way to do something different for Mother's Day and/or Father's Day?  If you are near an Office Depot, you can put together a free photo card. From the press release: … [Read more...]

Operation Purple Deadline Extended

April 20, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Regular registration for the National Military Family Association's wonderful Operation Purple camps ended last Friday, April 16, 2010.  However, registration has been extended  for certain … [Read more...]

Financing or Paying Cash? Sometimes The Choice Isn’t So Clear

April 20, 2010 | Kate Horrell

We are now less than two months from a PCS move.  Deciding how to best manage our money right now is hard for me.  I like clarity in my financial planning:  what is coming in, what is coming out, … [Read more...]

Price Matching at the Exchanges

April 19, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Did you know that AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) and NEX (Navy Exchange) both offer a price match guarantee?  I sort of did, but I didn't know the specifics.  After a suggestion from my … [Read more...]

LA Times Features Personal Finance Bloggers

April 18, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Today's Los Angeles Times has a great article about personal financial bloggers and it features many smart writers.  If you are looking to expand your personal finance knowledge further, These … [Read more...]

DOD Talks Personal Finance

April 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Elsewhere at, the Armed Forces Press Service has published an article about personal finance from the perspective of the DOD. Confront Financial Issues Early puts emphasis on attacking … [Read more...]

Quotable: Unknown

April 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went." … [Read more...]

12 April 2010 Military Report

April 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I can't believe it is already Thursday and I'm just now getting to the Military Report.  It has been a crazy week!  Here's the financial news from the 12 April 2010 Military Report at, … [Read more...]

Taxes Are Due! What If You Can’t Pay Right Now?

April 14, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The filing deadline for 2009 income tax returns is April 15, 2010, unless you (or your spouse) were deployed to a combat zone.  With the deadline so soon, some people will be realizing that they owe … [Read more...]

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...]