San Diego Spouses: Career Conference

October 06, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you're in the San Diego area, and you are seriously working on your long-term career plan, you might be interested in Making The Right Moves 2014, Career Development and Leadership Training for … [Read more...]

15 October 2014 Military Pay

October 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It's coming...the one Wednesday payday that isn't simple.  The next regular, active duty military  pay day is Wednesday, 15 October 2014.  When will you get paid?  Well, that depends on a … [Read more...]

Retiree Appreciation at AAFES

October 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is gearing up for a week of special savings and promotions specifically designed to show appreciation to retirees.  However, all authorized AAFES patrons … [Read more...]

Why I Hate the Military Lending Act

October 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Yesterday, I wrote about proposed changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA).  The MLA prohibits certain short-term lenders from giving bad terms to members or their families. And I have some … [Read more...]

Changes To Lending Limits Target Military Families

October 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

On 29 September 2014, the Federal Register published a proposed rule titled Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to Service Members and Dependents.  In this proposed rule, the Department … [Read more...]

Where’s The 2015 Federal Budget?

September 30, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Today is the last day of the United States' federal government's 2014 fiscal year budget.  Thankfully, things are a lot less stressful and chaotic than they were last year, when military members and … [Read more...]

AAFES Offering Free Holiday Layaway

September 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell
AAFES Free layaway

Just in time for the pre-holiday season, Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) will be waiving the usual $3 layaway fee for eligible purchases. This program, which began on 12 September, … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: Meal Deductions

September 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Today, we get a little Kate is Clueless and From The Mailbag mash-up, all about meal deductions. Here's the email I received:   "My grandson is in the first year of enlistment and we have … [Read more...]

Current Lowe’s Military & Veterans Discounts

September 25, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Despite much debate, complaint, and argument, Lowe's continues to offer two different discount policies for various military folks.  Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion about the discount … [Read more...]

Florida Permits Homestead Exemption After PCS Move

September 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I recently learned an interesting thing about Florida law.  In Section 196.061 of the Florida Statutes, it say that when property is owned and used as a homestead by a person serving in the Armed … [Read more...]

1 October 2014 Military Pay

September 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military  pay day is Wednesday, 1 October 2014.  The date of your deposit will depend on your bank and sometimes even your account type.  Most banks and credit … [Read more...]

How To Pay Cash For A Car

September 22, 2014 | Kate Horrell

In a recent article, I expressed my opinion that car payments should not be a way of life.  Not for military members, and not for anyone.  I got some interesting feedback from readers, and some … [Read more...]

Montgomery GI Bill Refunds

September 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Now that the Post 9/11 GI Bill has been in effect for a few years, we've got solid reports of veterans who have successfully used all their Post 9/11 GI Bill and have received a refund of their … [Read more...]

PenFed Now Offering FICO Scores

September 17, 2014 | Kate Horrell

We've been long-time Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) members, and I recently noticed a fabulous new feature within our account access:  free access to your FICO NextGen scores with … [Read more...]