Water for the Airplane

March 20, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I'm in Killeen, Texas this weekend for SpouseBUZZ Live (if you're here, come on over to the Plaza and see us :).  I'm going to have to save my big writing until next week, but I wanted to pass along … [Read more...]

Quotable: Wayne Dyer

March 19, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous." … [Read more...]

A Resource for Renting

March 18, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Whether you are a homeowner who needs to rent your house, or a renter looking for a new home, the Department of Defense has a free resource that can help make your job easier.  The Automated Housing … [Read more...]

Test Your Financial Literacy

March 17, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Ever heard those statistics that quote the financial literacy (or illiteracy) of Americans?  Ever wondered how you would do on those tests?  Here's your chance to find out. A website called Money … [Read more...]

You Can Repair Damaged Discs

March 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell
Skip DR

I bet you have them - CDs, DVDs or video game discs that don't work quite as well as they used to.  A skip here, a jump there, a great big freeze up.  I have a couple of solutions.  None are  free … [Read more...]

Operation Purple Camp Applications are Available Now

March 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I can't believe that it is time to start thinking about summer and camp already, but it is.  The National Military Family Association has released the list of dates and locations for their … [Read more...]

Taxable and Non-taxable Allowances

March 14, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I've noticed some questions on Yahoo answers about which allowances are taxable and which are not.  At the current time, the only taxable allowance is CONUS COLA, the Cost of Living Allowance paid to … [Read more...]

Quotable: Bob Hope

March 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"A bank is a place that will lend you money if you prove that you don't need it." … [Read more...]

Update About Allowances & FAFSA

March 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

A quick update to my previous post:  The financial aid office from my college called me yesterday.  The very nice representative had spent several days looking for answers to my questions about the … [Read more...]

Domicile and Residence, A MSRRA Issue

March 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

One of the most confusing aspects of the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act is the idea of residency, or domicile.  From Merriam-Webster.com, the definition of domicile is "a person's fixed, … [Read more...]


March 11, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Military OneSource has put together a fabulous, three page FAQ sheet on the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act.  It might just be my browser, but this comes up huge and unreadable when I open … [Read more...]

Navy Family Scholarships

March 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I just found a link to two scholarship opportunities for specific Navy family members.  The deadline is in five days, so look and act quickly:  Scholarships for Navy Families. … [Read more...]


March 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

If you have credit card debt, it can feel like you will never get it paid off.  That is one of the reasons that I have always like Mary Hunt, because she talks about her struggles and successes from … [Read more...]