Short on Cash? Where to Look

February 15, 2010 | Kate Horrell

I came across this one page advice article at USAA today, and it is pretty good.  Titled Where to Go - and Not Go - When You Need Money, it talks about the good, iffy and bad places to look to … [Read more...]

Clutter Can Be Cash

February 14, 2010 | Kate Horrell

In preparation for our move this summer, we have got to get rid of some of this stuff!  I've decided to take the last two weeks of February and attempt to sell or donate every single non-productive … [Read more...]

Bargains on Magazines

February 13, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Do you like to get magazines?  I'm not hugely in favor of getting a lot of magazines, as it clutters up the house and often makes me want to buy more stuff.  However, there are a few magazines that … [Read more...]

Two Scholarship Deadlines Soon!

February 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Two military child scholarships have application deadlines next week.  If you have college-bound students, make sure they take the time this weekend to fill out these applications - every dollar … [Read more...]

Tricare for Guard and Reserve

February 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Are you a National Guard or Reserve member who has questions about Tricare medical coverage? I've found this great video that explains how Tricare works for mobilized Guard and Reserve members and … [Read more...]

Quotable: The Beatles

February 12, 2010 | Kate Horrell

"I don't care too much for money, for money can't buy me love." … [Read more...]

Lowe’s Military Discount Now Available All Year Long

February 11, 2010 | Kate Horrell

Reader Feedback Requested:  Lowe's and Home Depot Military Discount and Veterans Discount Update 5 May 2011:  Home Depot has reconfirmed that they still offer their military and veteran's … [Read more...]

Cost of Living Allowance Questions

February 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

In discussing the BAH rate protection rules, I was asked about COLA (cost of living allowance) and whether there is any rate protection built into the COLA program. In short, no.  COLA is designed … [Read more...]

2010 Military Saves Week

February 10, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Defense  will launch the 2010 Military Saves Campaign with Military Saves Week February 21-28, 2010.  The goal of the Military Saves campaign is to encourage and guide military … [Read more...]

Free Tax Preparation for Military

February 09, 2010 | Kate Horrell

UPDATED FOR 2014: Free Tax Preparation for Military Active duty, reserve and National Guard service members and their families can access H&R Block's Block at Home (formerly Tax Cut) online tax … [Read more...]

June on Money and Marriage

February 08, 2010 | Kate Horrell

The Army has this nifty media section at the Army.mil website, and you can find all sorts of interesting things there.  In this video clip, June Walbert of USAA talks about the financial side of … [Read more...]

Traveling with Pets

February 07, 2010 | Kate Horrell

One of the hardest things about moving, for our family, is our cats.  They have been nearly all over the world with us and they are always a big part of our pre-move planning.  There are questions … [Read more...]

Disney Military Deals 2010

February 06, 2010 | Kate Horrell

This promotion ended on 31 August 2010.   Stay tuned for any new releases by searching for Disney or clicking on the travel category. Thank you to David, whose comment on my 2009 Disney post … [Read more...]

Valentines on the Cheap

February 06, 2010 | Kate Horrell

If you haven't noticed, it is February.  And February means Valentine's Day.  Depending on who you are, what type of relationship you may (or may not) have, and what your traditions are, Valentine's … [Read more...]