Festival of Frugality: The Spring Has Sprung Edition

April 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I'm very excited to be hosting my first blog carnival, and I'm quite glad that it is the Festival of Frugality because it was one of the first carnivals I ever entered.  There are a ton … [Read more...]

Military Spouses – the Biggest Phone Tree Ever!

April 27, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Military Spouse Residency Relief Act (Senate Bill 475 and House Resolution 1182) has the potential to impact military families in a variety of ways, including several provisions that will have an … [Read more...]

Using USAA Discounts

April 26, 2009 | Kate Horrell

A fellow military spouse just reminded me about the great car rental discounts that can be found at USAA, and it made me think that I should probably highlight the variety of discounts that USAA … [Read more...]

New Credit Card Offering from Navy Federal

April 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Navy Federal has a new credit card offering that might interest you.  It is called the cashRewards card, and it offers a 1.0% cash rebate on purchases.  (1.5% on total yearly … [Read more...]

Quotable: Richard Needham

April 24, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"When money is seen as a solution for every problem, money itself becomes the problem."  … [Read more...]

Places to Go and Stories to Read

April 23, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Paycheck Chronicles has been featured a few places this week:The Money Hacks Carnival, hosted by The Personal Finance Playbook, included Can Fitness be Frugal and Successful?The Festival of … [Read more...]

From USAA: The End of Easy Money

April 22, 2009 | Kate Horrell

This article was written by Kerry Hannon and furnished by USAA.Shakespeare's famed line from Hamlet, "Neither a borrow nor a lender be," never seemed more fitting.As the worst financial … [Read more...]

In Case of Emergency

April 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I often think that we military folks are pretty good at planning ahead.  Some of that is due to the nature of the job, and some of that is the nature of the military:  you have to … [Read more...]

June Walbert Talks about Emergency Funds

April 20, 2009 | Kate Horrell

More than ever, an emergency fund is an important part of your financial plan.  In this video, USAA's June Walbert talks about creating and keeping emergency funds. … [Read more...]

A Financial Back-Up Plan

April 20, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Most days, I am pretty financially aware:  I know how much money is in my bank accounts, I know if there is anything on our credit cards, and I know what bills are coming in soon.  I keep it … [Read more...]

Another Scholarship Opportunity

April 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I've just read about another scholarship for the children of military members who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training accident. From their website, … [Read more...]

Can Fitness Be Frugal and Successful?

April 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

(This is an adaptation of a post at SpouseBUZZ.)I have reached a point where I need to do something drastic about my exercise and body.  I don't have the energy I should, my health is not as … [Read more...]

Quotable: Jim Rohn

April 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." … [Read more...]