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...]

Quotable: Albert Einstein

August 07, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the … [Read more...]

Alert: Credit Cards Abroad

August 05, 2009 | Kate Horrell

There's always a new concern when it comes to using your credit cards overseas.  Now there is another thing to worry about - the rest of the world has, since 2004, been going to a … [Read more...]

The Many Values in Food

August 04, 2009 | Kate Horrell

You know I struggle with my time...those 24 hours I get each day don't seem to go very far!  I guess that why I was so struck by Credit Loan's post:  Thoughts on a Low Grocery … [Read more...]

Seven Important Parts of the Credit Card Act of 2009

August 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (The Credit CARD Act of 2009) is a new group of federal laws that are designed to make credit card practices more fair and … [Read more...]

Is Your Credit Score Good?

August 02, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I came across a interesting post at Moolanomy Personal Finance:  What is a Good Credit Score.  It is a basic discussion of the value of a good credit score with examples and links to … [Read more...]