10 Signs You Need Help

October 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

How do you know if you could benefit from professional financial help?  Here are 10 signs that things might be headed out of control: You are late paying your bills each month. You use credit … [Read more...]

SaveAndInvest.org's Military Page

October 12, 2009 | Kate Horrell

You might want to have a look over at SaveAndInvest.org - they've got a great Military page that links to a variety of articles and sites of interest to military members and their families.  … [Read more...]

Avoiding the Impulse Buy

October 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

This is a huge issue for me:  I go into the store to buy a particular item, and I come out with a bunch of other stuff that I justified as necessary.  That is why I recommend this … [Read more...]

Mail Early (and Save Money Too!)

October 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

It is hard to believe that we're thinking about mailing holiday packages already, but now is the time to think!  If you've got packages going to APO and FPO addresses, mailing early can save you … [Read more...]

Quotable: Warren Buffett

October 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Writing checks to the IRS that include strings of zeros does not bother me ... Overall, we feel extraordinarily lucky to have been dealt a hand in life that enables us to write large checks to the … [Read more...]

More Benefits Updates

October 07, 2009 | Kate Horrell

From the October 5, 2009 Military.com Military Report: Alaska Sea Services Scholarship - Nominations are being sought for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship Program, which awards up to four $1,000 … [Read more...]

Post-Deployment Spending Sprees

October 06, 2009 | Kate Horrell

If you've been in the military a few years, you've probably seen it (or even done it):  The homecoming spending spree.  There are two variations on this theme:  a spouse who … [Read more...]

Staying On Track Can Be Hard To Do

October 04, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Dealing with your finances in a responsible manner is a lifelong journey.  You don't get to quit paying attention just because you've got things under control; if you do that, you will … [Read more...]

Don't Get Caught By Credit Repair Deception

October 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Ever wondered about those commercials: "We'll fix your credit! Improve your credit score! Call now!" I've wondered enough that I've actually considered calling, just to find out what they have to say. … [Read more...]

Quotable: Mark Twain

October 02, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can afford it, and when he can't." … [Read more...]

Activity Grants for Kids of Deployed Guard and Reserve Members

October 01, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Are you or your spouse a deployed National Guard or Reserve person?  Well, I have a great program to tell you about.  A group called Our Military Kids provides grants for children ages 3 … [Read more...]

Military Travel On A Budget

September 30, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I've just learned about a new website devoted to military travel discounts:  GuideToMilitaryTravel.com.  Run by a military spouse, the site includes all sorts of information about … [Read more...]

Emergency GI Bill Benefits

September 29, 2009 | Kate Horrell

As you may have heard, some people using their GI Bill benefits are having some trouble getting paid as the VA struggles to keep up with the huge number of beneficiaries who are using the new GI Bill … [Read more...]

23 Action Items

September 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Don't you hate those articles that tell you to switch to generic toilet paper and stop buying overpriced coffees?  I see the purpose, because a lot of people don't realize that those … [Read more...]