15 April 2014 Military Pay

April 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Tuesday, 15 April 2014.  Yes, that is ten days away, but Tuesday paydays are always confusing. Navy Federal Credit Union Navy Federal Credit Union … [Read more...]

Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads

April 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

As you've probably noticed, I love taking stuff I read and applying it to our military lives.  My friend Valerie Rind has a "gotta keep watching the train wreck" site about things that can go wrong … [Read more...]

Get The Most When Selling Your Car

April 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Military folks often sell cars:  a cross-country PCS move where you don't want to drive two cars, a move overseas, a move back to the US from oversea, or just the usual, we need a different car for … [Read more...]

ThanksUSA Scholarship Apps Open

April 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The 2014 application period for the ThanksUSA scholarship program has opened. Applications are accepted from 1 April 2014 to 15 May 2014. Thanks USA scholarships are available to dependent children … [Read more...]

Real Estate: Be Careful, and Be Realistic

March 30, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I was reading some real estate investing stuff today, and I ran across a stereotypical story:  Military family buys house at each duty station, and makes a fortune either by holding and renting … [Read more...]

Exchanges & Medicine: Worth The Trip

March 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell

There is always plenty of debate about military exchanges selection, quality and prices.  There is one department where I always know I am getting a good deal:  generic pharmacy items.  The Navy … [Read more...]

MilitaryByOwner vs. AHRN

March 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

When it comes to renting your property, there are two major players that target military audiences exclusively. There are other websites, but they don't have the coverage or name recognition of … [Read more...]

Free Captain America Movie

March 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Marvel Comic fans, you probably know that the new Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier, is coming to theatres on 4 April 2014.  Well, if you are near a lucky Army or Air Force base, you can … [Read more...]

Tips to MilitaryByOwner Work

March 25, 2014 | Kate Horrell

As a landlord, I use MilitaryByOwner.com (MBO) and AHRN to advertise my properties for rent.  One of my tenants has just received orders, and I relisted the house today.  My husband, who is clever, … [Read more...]

Free Story Book At Shutterfly

March 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I'm always looking for inexpensive gifts, and the grandparents and great-grandparents in this family love photos.  Obviously, then, I'm totally loving this coupon for a free 8" X 8" photo book from … [Read more...]

Air Force Folks: Prepare To Recertify

March 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The Air Force is going over its records, and it requires your help.  Air Force officials are reviewing all records that pertain to Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) BAH dependency status.  Beginning … [Read more...]

1 April 2014 Military Pay

March 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Tuesday, 1 April 2014.  I know that isn't for ten days, but the questions have been rolling in already.  Tuesday paydays always mean a lot of … [Read more...]

Tell The IRS What You Think

March 20, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Ever had an opinion about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?  Most of us have, and it can be frustrating that there is  no way to "tell someone."  Some people, however, do that have that … [Read more...]

Help Your Teens Get Ahead

March 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Many teenagers like to get a job, to have some spending money and build some autonomy.  That job could be the key ticket to their financial future, and most teens (and their parents) have no idea how … [Read more...]