Moving & Stuck in Your Mortgage? There May Be Help For You

April 26, 2010 | Kate Horrell

There are many families across the country who have purchased homes, and obtained mortgages, only to find that the home values have declined and they now owe more than their house is worth.  There … [Read more...]

Free YMCA for Certain Groups

April 25, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I've reported on this before, but the program is still going on and I want to make sure that everyone knows. The DOD has contracted with YMCAs to offer free memberships to certain military families … [Read more...]

Comparing Pizza Prices

April 24, 2010 | Kate Horrell

It should not be so hard to compare pizza prices. My family has pizza on Friday nights - it is a tradition, and it prevents us from ordering desperation pizza on random other nights. Being cheap … [Read more...]

Quotable: Zig Ziglar

April 23, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days." … [Read more...]

Timeless Financial Smarts

April 22, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I've been cleaning out papers and such, and I've found quite a few notes about good articles around the internet.  Most of them would make the basis for a nice post here, but that isn't going to … [Read more...]

Office Depot Offer: Free Personalized Cards for Upcoming Holidays

April 21, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Looking for a free way to do something different for Mother's Day and/or Father's Day?  If you are near an Office Depot, you can put together a free photo card. From the press release: … [Read more...]

Operation Purple Deadline Extended

April 20, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Regular registration for the National Military Family Association's wonderful Operation Purple camps ended last Friday, April 16, 2010.  However, registration has been extended  for certain … [Read more...]

Financing or Paying Cash? Sometimes The Choice Isn’t So Clear

April 20, 2010 | Kate Horrell

We are now less than two months from a PCS move.  Deciding how to best manage our money right now is hard for me.  I like clarity in my financial planning:  what is coming in, what is coming out, … [Read more...]

Price Matching at the Exchanges

April 19, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Did you know that AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) and NEX (Navy Exchange) both offer a price match guarantee?  I sort of did, but I didn't know the specifics.  After a suggestion from my … [Read more...]

LA Times Features Personal Finance Bloggers

April 18, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Today's Los Angeles Times has a great article about personal financial bloggers and it features many smart writers.  If you are looking to expand your personal finance knowledge further, These … [Read more...]

DOD Talks Personal Finance

April 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Elsewhere at, the Armed Forces Press Service has published an article about personal finance from the perspective of the DOD. Confront Financial Issues Early puts emphasis on attacking … [Read more...]

Quotable: Unknown

April 16, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went." … [Read more...]

12 April 2010 Military Report

April 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I can't believe it is already Thursday and I'm just now getting to the Military Report.  It has been a crazy week!  Here's the financial news from the 12 April 2010 Military Report at, … [Read more...]

Taxes Are Due! What If You Can’t Pay Right Now?

April 14, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The filing deadline for 2009 income tax returns is April 15, 2010, unless you (or your spouse) were deployed to a combat zone.  With the deadline so soon, some people will be realizing that they owe … [Read more...]