29 August 2014 Military Pay

August 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Ack!  I almost forgot that next Friday is payday AGAIN!  August has been a treat, with three paydays in two week increments.  Which means that the next pay period will be a longer one:  17 days … [Read more...]

From The Mailbag: Retirement and Divorce

August 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A reader wrote in asking about the division of military retirement in a divorce.  I have edited this email to remove personally identifying information and to make it more clear, but the gist is … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: BAS and AIT

August 20, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A recent comment contains a question to which I don't know the answer, and I have no idea where to look for the answer. "How does this BAS-ENL work during AIT? My son is doing the Reserves … [Read more...]

Article Claims 25% of Military Need Charity

August 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A recent article published by NBC News claims that 25% of military families are seeking charitable assistance to help feed their families.  I'd like to hear your thoughts and experiences on … [Read more...]

Start Thinking About … Christmas?

August 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Yup, I said it.  Christmas.  Or Hanukkah.  Or Winter Break.  Whatever you celebrate or call it, the winter holiday season is expensive.  And it is now just three months away, depending on when … [Read more...]

DFAS Mid-Year Review

August 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I forgot something that should have been included in my series of mid-year things to check:  your Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) accounts.  There are a few differences for actively … [Read more...]

Reading and Understanding Leases

August 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

We military families move a lot.  That means lots of different houses, and lots of different lease agreements.  Whenever you are in a house that you don't own, you should have a lease agreement of … [Read more...]

A Cautionary Landlord Story

August 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

For all of you that are landlords, or are thinking about becoming landlords, I'd like to tell you a story about how a property can cost you thousands of dollars in just a few short weeks, and that is … [Read more...]

Army Tuition Assistance Changes 2014

August 12, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Several changes are being made to the Army's Tuition Assistance (TA) Program.   Some have already happened, and many are coming in the next few months.  TA is an amazing benefit, but it can be hard … [Read more...]

Free Tickets To This Week’s PGA Event

August 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell
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Military folks who live near Greensboro, North Carolina, or are crazy enough about golf to travel this week, can obtain free tickets to the 75th Wyndham Championship played at the Sedgefield Country … [Read more...]

15 August 2014 Military Pay

August 08, 2014 | Kate Horrell

August is looking like a nice, uncomplicated pay month (due to the Labor Day holiday on 1 September 2014.)  Three Fridays, each two weeks apart, just like everyone likes it.  The next regular, … [Read more...]

The Financial Folly of Being Busy

August 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Busy, busy, busy.  Most of us are super-busy:  kids, spouse, work, houses, family, friends, and other activities all join together to make our calendars look like we had a pen explosion.  Being … [Read more...]

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

August 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The end of summer means that PCS moves are over, and kids are going back to school.  For lots of military spouses, it also means job hunting.  Job hunting as a military spouse is never easy, but you … [Read more...]

New Survey for Military Families

August 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Hey, do you have opinions about the military and families?  I bet you do!  (Doesn't everyone?) The Military Family Advisory Network  is asking for help in completing its 2014 Military Family … [Read more...]