Back-to-School Brigade

July 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell
operation homefront

It is so hard to believe that July is now Back to School month, but it is true.  I wanted to promote two sides of worthy project that helps military families with school supplies.  The … [Read more...]

Really Good Military Divorce Advice

July 08, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I receive many, many emails and comments from military member and military spouses who are going through a divorce.  As I've said before, this is tricky stuff and you can't afford to get it … [Read more...]

15 July 2014 Military Pay

July 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Tuesday, 15 July 2014.  Tuesday paydays are always confusing - last payday even I was shocked when I saw that my husband's pay was pending on the … [Read more...]

It’s a Vicious (or Blessed) Cycle

July 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

As I folded piles of laundry this morning, I got thinking about the paradoxes of stuff.  I have often claimed that I have too much stuff. From the amount of energy I spend tending to it all, I am … [Read more...]

Happy Independence Day

July 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Happy Birthday, America, and thank you to all who have contributed to keeping our country safe and free.  I appreciate your service. I hope I can help you keep your finances in line so that you … [Read more...]

“Military” No Longer Equals “Security”

July 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The world has changed a lot in the last 20 years.  When my husband and I were newlyweds, one of the main things we had going for us (financially) was that he was in the military.  Back then, being … [Read more...]

Military.com Discount Center

July 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You may have noticed that I've not been offering as much in the way of military discounts here at The Paycheck Chronicles. This change has happened because Military.com has developed a dedicated … [Read more...]

Eating Great On A Budget

June 30, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You might have noticed that I'm in the States, so we have been indulging in all of our favorite foods.  Eating out can be tasty, but expensive!  And what happens when you aren't near the restaurant … [Read more...]

Rental Cars and Foolish Fees: Insurance

June 28, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Yesterday, we talked about the various extras that rental car companies offer to you.  They also have a wide variety of insurances that they'll offer.  However, you may already have the coverage you … [Read more...]

Rental Cars and Ridiculous Charges

June 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I've recently rented a few cars, and I am fascinated by the lack of knowledge by the rental car sales representatives.  I understand that they are supposed to offer extra features and additional … [Read more...]

Saving on School Supplies

June 25, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It is coming - the great school supply sales.  Every July and August, major big box and office supply stores offer phenomenal deals on school supplies.  A little savvy shopping can save you a TON on … [Read more...]

The Joys of Getting a Mortgage

June 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You know when sometimes you make your own life harder than it needs to be?  My husband and I are mid-refinance on a house we own.  I tell you...this stuff didn't use to be this difficult.  In … [Read more...]

J. Money Says, Try Hard!

June 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

My friend J. Money at Budgets are Sexy has an encouraging post reminding us all that doing your best is always better than doing nothing, and that you'll get good results even if you're performance … [Read more...]

A Do-Able Date Night

June 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Being married is hard work, especially if one or both of you are working long hours, leaving for TDYs or deployments, or taking care of kids.  You always hear the advice to have regular date nights. … [Read more...]