15 July 2015 Military Pay

July 08, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The next payday for military folks is Wednesday, 15 July 2015.  What day will your 15 July 2015 military pay actually be in your bank account? Well, that depends on your bank or credit union.  And, … [Read more...]

Types of Mortgage Loans

July 07, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you've decided to buy a house, one of the most important steps is figuring out what type of financing is right for your particular situation.  A house is typically the largest loan you'll ever … [Read more...]

Good & Bad of Multi-Level Marketing

July 06, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you're looking for a flexible job, there's a great chance that you will be approached by someone about a multi-level marketing company.  Is this just the business you have been looking for, or is … [Read more...]

About Personally Procured Moves

July 02, 2015 | Kate Horrell

With Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season in full swing, the internet is full of families talking about their moving experiences and their moving plans.  I've recently seem several conversations … [Read more...]

Beware of Fake Car Financing

July 01, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you are in the market for a new or a new-to-you car, beware of a common car financing scam.  While it goes by many names, such as yo-yo financing, or spot financing, the details remain the same: … [Read more...]

Disney Military Discounts 2015

June 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Disney!  Just the word gets kids and grownups equally excited!  That's why it is great news that the greater Disney companies have announced the extension of their popular Armed Forces Salute … [Read more...]

Divorcing? Use Mediation to Minimize Drama (and Expense!)

June 29, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Last week's Military, Divorce and Money post resulted in some very interesting comments.  One thing that struck me about the comments is that while the commenters all talked about lawyers or judges, … [Read more...]

Former Spouses Protection Act: Comments and Confusion

June 26, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Recent comments to my Money and Divorce post highlight the confusion about the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA).  While I addressed these topics last fall in Fact or … [Read more...]

Babies Don’t Need That Much Stuff

June 25, 2015 | Kate Horrell

A friend is expecting her first baby, and the conversation came around to the things that would be needed for the new baby.  I am a firm believer that our society wastes a lot of money on unnecessary … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Stuck By Problems With Movers

June 24, 2015 | Kate Horrell

As the 2015 Permanent Change of Station season moves on, reports of problems with the movers are starting to grow.  Unfortunately, moving problems can result in extra expenses for military families. … [Read more...]

SPCA Grants Help With PCS Pet Costs

June 23, 2015 | Kate Horrell

One of the largest, non-reimbursed PCS expenses is often moving the family pet(s).  Depending on the location, and your particular pet, costs can be as high as several thousand dollars per pet.  It … [Read more...]

Military, Divorce, and Money: Share Your Story

June 22, 2015 | Kate Horrell

In the 7 years that I've been writing The Paycheck Chronicles, I've received hundreds of comments and emails from military members and ex-spouses who are thinking about, in the middle of, or dealing … [Read more...]

1 July 2015 Military Pay

June 19, 2015 | Kate Horrell

It's still quite a while until the next regular, active duty military payday, but the questions are coming in.  The next payday for military folks is Wednesday, 1 July 2015.  For those of you who … [Read more...]

You Can (And Should) Be Politically Active

June 18, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Every year, Congress debates the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and every year, military members have strong opinions about the various provisions of the year's Act.  However, many … [Read more...]