Watching Carefully at the Big Warehouse Clubs

September 03, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I made a run over the my local BJ's warehouse club store today.  I don't shop their often but I do have a membership because their gasoline is significantly less expensive than anywhere … [Read more...]

September: Tracking My Spending

September 01, 2009 | Kate Horrell

I keep saying that I'm going to write down every single cent that I spend.  And I need to, because I clearly don't have a very good idea where all my money is going.  For some … [Read more...]

Three Steps to Moving Past Financial Mistakes

August 31, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes (see my post yesterday), and mistakes will happen in your financial life.  It is unpleasant, often expensive, and most of all, utterly inevitable.  … [Read more...]

Old Navy Military Appreciation Days

August 30, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Don't forget, today, August 30th through September 2nd are Military Appreciation Days at Old Navy (stores only.)   Active duty, reserve and military members and their families will … [Read more...]

Sorting Out Charitable Giving

August 29, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Charitable contributions are a challenging issue for many people.  Sure, we all want to be generous and help others, but sometimes we don't know how much to give, who should get our money, … [Read more...]

Quotable: David Geffen

August 28, 2009 | Kate Horrell

"Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money." … [Read more...]

Carnival of Pecuniary Delights, Edition 21

August 27, 2009 | Kate Horrell

Aha, it is my turn to host the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights and I get the lucky 21st edition.  Originated by my friend Penelope at Pecuniarities, the Carnival features some of the best personal … [Read more...]

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...]