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...]

Quotable: Alan Greenspan

December 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"It has been my experience that competency in mathematics, both in numerical manipulations and in understanding its conceptual foundations, enhances a person's ability to handle the more … [Read more...]

Spending a Little to Save a Lot

December 24, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Sometimes there are things, even expensive things, that can save you a bundle.  Maybe it is the fancy coffee maker that helps you break the Starbucks habit, or maybe it is a Netflix membership … [Read more...]

NFCU Check Card vs. ATM Card

December 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

While clearing out some old things, I came across a Navy Federal Check card that had never been activated.  I currently use a Cue Card, which is basically an old style ATM card that is not … [Read more...]

Tenant's Rights

December 19, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a website that links to tenants rights in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.  Some links are more useful than others but there … [Read more...]

Quotable: Larry Ellison

December 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others." … [Read more...]

Free Shipping Day 2009

December 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Today is Free Shipping Day, where over nearly 700 online retailers are offering free shipping to help you finish your holiday shopping without leaving the computer.  Free Shipping Day is a one … [Read more...]

Coupons, Coupons, Everywhere

December 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Aaauugghh...I am drowning in coupons.  Grocery store coupons, coupons from Sunday advertisements, ValPak coupons, local area coupon magazines, mailers from retailers.  It has gotten … [Read more...]

2010 BAH Rates Available NOW

December 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The DOD website now has the 2010 BAH rates available!  I don't yet have the breakdown of rates going up or down, but don't forget that if your areas rate has gone down, you should be covered by … [Read more...]

A Five Minute Fix

December 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Wondering how you can fix your finances in five minutes?  Well, you can't.  However, in five minutes you can do one important thing:  open your wallet and write down all the information … [Read more...]