To Buy, Or Not To Buy

August 25, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Recent headlines about Cash for Clunkers and the upcoming Cash for Refrigerators programs have me rethinking some of my spending plans.  Here is the situation:  my deployed husband … [Read more...]

Old but still Good

August 24, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Last week, the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, hosted by Counting My Pennies, featured The Paycheck Chronicles post:   5 Reasons Not Saving Money is Saving Me … [Read more...]

Free Chick-fil-A and Other Restaurant Goodies

August 23, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Thank you, Bargain Briana, for pointing out TWO ways to get free Chick-fil-A!  It is nice to have a little restaurant treat once in a while, and even better when you can get a bargain as … [Read more...]

Cheese, Please

August 22, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I love cheese, and so does my family.  Unfortunately, we seem to eat it in spurts:  a ton one week and hardly any the next few weeks.  Fortunately, I found these handy … [Read more...]

Quotable: Alan Greenspan

August 21, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse." … [Read more...]

Military Retirement and Social Security

August 19, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Elsewhere at, Ask June answers a question about Social Security and military retirement.  It seems to be a popular question, so find out the answer from's resident … [Read more...]

Test Your Credit Savvy

August 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Thanks to Carrie Davis, who has put together a short, fun quiz at Moolanomy:  10 Questions that Test Your Credit Savvy.  I got 9 right, but I sort of had the answer to one of them given to … [Read more...]

Phony Cell Phone Bill Charges

August 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Like many of you, I get my cell phone bills on the the internet.  A little email comes that says "Your bill is available to view online" and then the payment is automatically debited … [Read more...]

American Public University offers Scholarships

August 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

This one isn't military specific, but still worth the effort:  American Public University, an online university offering 74 degree programs, is offering 15 full tuition scholarships.  … [Read more...]

Old Navy Discounts: End of Month

August 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Don't do your Old Navy back-to-school shopping just yet, because Old Navy is offering an excellent military appreciation deal.  August 30th to September 2nd, Old Navy stores are giving … [Read more...]

Car Registered in Florida? Fees are Increasing in September

August 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

My dear mother-in-law called me this morning with some useful information about Florida driver's license and car registration fees.  It seems that Florida is raising their fees, pretty … [Read more...]

3 Rules for Outlet Malls

August 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I've recently had opportunity to visit a couple of different outlet malls:  once on vacation with my family, once while searching for bargain backpacks for school, and just last night, … [Read more...]

USAA Keeps Making It Easier

August 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

For several years, USAA has been offering it's Deposit at Home service, allowing members to make bank deposits by scanning the check and uploading the scan to the USAA website.  This … [Read more...]

Perspective is a Good Thing

August 08, 2009 | Kate Horrell

While doing a random internet search, I found this article that really touched me.  It is a poignant reminder of how lucky most of us truly are:  She's on top of the world with $400 a … [Read more...]