A Financial Back-Up Plan

April 20, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Most days, I am pretty financially aware:  I know how much money is in my bank accounts, I know if there is anything on our credit cards, and I know what bills are coming in soon.  I keep it … [Read more...]

Another Scholarship Opportunity

April 18, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I've just read about another scholarship for the children of military members who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training accident. From their website, … [Read more...]

Can Fitness Be Frugal and Successful?

April 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

(This is an adaptation of a post at SpouseBUZZ.)I have reached a point where I need to do something drastic about my exercise and body.  I don't have the energy I should, my health is not as … [Read more...]

Quotable: Jim Rohn

April 17, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time." … [Read more...]

Three Carnivals

April 16, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Due to Easter, my visiting in-laws, and a surprise visit from my husband, I didn't enter many blog carnivals last week.  Two articles were picked up, however...The Festival of Frugality, … [Read more...]

Free Pamphlet from Kiplinger

April 15, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine and the Better Business Bureau Military Line have put together a free, downloadable pamphet called Personal Finance for Military Families:  Your … [Read more...]

Uncluttering: It's a Win-Win Scenario

April 14, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Hi, my name is Kate and I have too much stuff. Having too much stuff is a common problem, and it can be costly.  Fortunately, over at Unclutterer, Gregory Go has written a guest … [Read more...]

Stretch Your Dollar Challenge

April 13, 2009 | Kate Horrell

iVillage, the online community, puts together some interesting online challenges.  In May, they are putting together a new financial challenge, the Stretch Your Dollar Community … [Read more...]

Is This Balance Transfer A Good Deal?

April 11, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I recently received an email with an enticing offer:  2.99% balance transfer for the life of the balance.  I usually dismiss these sort of offers because I'm really happy with my … [Read more...]

GI Bill Updates

April 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Department of Veteran's Affairs has released the final version of their rules on the Post 9/11 GI Bill that will become effective in August of this year.  Terry Howell of Military.com … [Read more...]

Quotable: Suze Orman

April 10, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"People first, then money, then things." … [Read more...]

Our Reading is Recommended!

April 09, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Check out the great places you'll find The Paycheck Chronicles this week: The Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, hosted by WiseBread, selected 8 Ways to Save at Restaurantsas an Editor's … [Read more...]

Answers About the Making Home Affordable Program

April 08, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The hot topic of conversation lately has been the federal government's Making Home Affordable program:  who qualifies, what it does, and how it works.  In doing my research, I found … [Read more...]

Pat Tillman Scholarships

April 07, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Pat Tillman Foundation, created to "carry forward Pat's legacy by inspiring people to make positive changes in themselves and in the world around them," has announced their two … [Read more...]