VA Goes YouTube

October 19, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Veteran's Administration has begun posting YouTube videos to help answer questions and highlight VA benefits.  One of the most recent videos highlights the VA Emergency payments: Be sure to … [Read more...]

Quotable: Zig Ziglar

October 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves." … [Read more...]

Should You Refinance?

October 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

When I see the amazingly low interest rates, I often wonder: Should we think about refinancing? There are so many variables to consider. If you are just beginning to think about refinancing, this … [Read more...]

10 Signs You Need Help

October 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

How do you know if you could benefit from professional financial help?  Here are 10 signs that things might be headed out of control: You are late paying your bills each month. You use credit … [Read more...]'s Military Page

October 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

You might want to have a look over at - they've got a great Military page that links to a variety of articles and sites of interest to military members and their families.  … [Read more...]

Avoiding the Impulse Buy

October 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

This is a huge issue for me:  I go into the store to buy a particular item, and I come out with a bunch of other stuff that I justified as necessary.  That is why I recommend this … [Read more...]

Mail Early (and Save Money Too!)

October 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

It is hard to believe that we're thinking about mailing holiday packages already, but now is the time to think!  If you've got packages going to APO and FPO addresses, mailing early can save you … [Read more...]

Quotable: Warren Buffett

October 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Writing checks to the IRS that include strings of zeros does not bother me ... Overall, we feel extraordinarily lucky to have been dealt a hand in life that enables us to write large checks to the … [Read more...]

More Benefits Updates

October 07, 2009 | Kate Horrell

From the October 5, 2009 Military Report: Alaska Sea Services Scholarship - Nominations are being sought for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship Program, which awards up to four $1,000 … [Read more...]

Post-Deployment Spending Sprees

October 06, 2009 | Kate Horrell

If you've been in the military a few years, you've probably seen it (or even done it):  The homecoming spending spree.  There are two variations on this theme:  a spouse who … [Read more...]

Staying On Track Can Be Hard To Do

October 04, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Dealing with your finances in a responsible manner is a lifelong journey.  You don't get to quit paying attention just because you've got things under control; if you do that, you will … [Read more...]

Don't Get Caught By Credit Repair Deception

October 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Ever wondered about those commercials: "We'll fix your credit! Improve your credit score! Call now!" I've wondered enough that I've actually considered calling, just to find out what they have to say. … [Read more...]

Quotable: Mark Twain

October 02, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can afford it, and when he can't." … [Read more...]