Shopping Up a Frenzy, or Not?

December 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Ah, December.  The sights and sounds of the holidays:  cookies, carols, cards?  This evening I took two of the kids to (gasp!) the mall in search of some clothes as they … [Read more...]

December 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I love to eat out.  We don't do it terribly often, because it is expensive, often unhealthy, and it is hard to please everyone.  Still, eating out is one of my favorite things to … [Read more...]

Trees for Troops?

December 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I've really dithered about posting this because I have such a total lack of information.  I'm hoping that some readers can help us out.  It seems that there is a program called … [Read more...]

Quotable: Andrew Carnegie

December 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else." … [Read more...]

Slim-Fast Recall

December 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Any chance you have a can of Slim-Fast in your house?  Unilever is recalling ALL 11 ounce cans of Slim-Fast ready-to-drink shakes.  There is a possibility of contamination with a … [Read more...]

The Medical Expenses Deduction

December 06, 2009 | Kate Horrell

As I ran over my to-do list the other day, I made a note to make eye exams for one of the kids and myself.  She clearly needs new glasses, and mine are quite old and it might be time to invest … [Read more...]

2010 BAH Rates Coming 12/17

December 05, 2009 | Kate Horrell

According to a scrolling notice recently put up at the DOD BAH query page, "2010 BAH Rates will be available 17 December 2009."  It is great to have a date so that I can stop checking every darn … [Read more...]

Quotable: Thomas Jefferson

December 04, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." … [Read more...]

The PCS Budget Reset

December 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

PCS.  Three letters that can strike fear in the hearts and wallets of military families around the world.  It is true, PCSing can be expensive, but it can also be a wonderful chance to … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea (Military Discount, too!)

December 01, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Warning to my husband:  Don't read this.Thanks to Love My Tanker at SpouseBUZZ, a holiday gift idea that won't take up any space or require postage!  Great for deployed loved ones … [Read more...]

Get Your Legal Affairs In Order

November 30, 2009 | Kate Horrell

It is a refrain that is repeated regularly in the military - go to JAG, write a will, get your powers of attorney.  I tend to think that we are pretty organized, right until I realized that … [Read more...]

Currency Conversion

November 29, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I'm going overseas this week, and it has been a really, really long time since I've done this.  So long that I don't even remember how to get the right money.  So I've been … [Read more...]

Triple A? What do you think?

November 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Due to an unusual series of events, I've been rethinking my decision not to join AAA (aka Triple A, formerly titled the Automobile Association of America.)  For the purposes of my life, … [Read more...]