Commissary Rewards Mobile App Review

September 16, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It's been nearly two years since the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) started their rewards card program, and I think it has really started working for people.  One thing that has made a huge … [Read more...]

Kate Is Clueless: Why So Many Security Exceptions?

September 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Maybe you've noticed this:  accessing government websites seems to pop up more security issues than accessing other websites.  I am forever negotiating a maze of "the identity of this site can not … [Read more...]

USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Game Box

September 12, 2014 | Kate Horrell

When mailing things, cost counts.  This is especially true if you are sending lots of care packages to a deployed service member, or mailing stuff to a family stationed overseas.  Sometimes, the … [Read more...]

Virginia Tax Refunds by Debit Card

September 11, 2014 | Kate Horrell
virginia tax refund debit cards

Crazy things are afoot with the Virginia state income tax refund program.  We recently received a very small refund from Virginia.  $5.61, to be exact.  Instead of just sending us a check, or doing … [Read more...]

Add More Coupons To Your Rewards Card

September 10, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I recently learned a neat little trick for saving additional money using your Commissary Rewards card.  SmartSource, one of the largest distributor of manufacturer's coupons, has a way to add … [Read more...]

Encouragement To Save Strong

September 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I was just cleaning out some files, and I came across my husband's 2013 Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) statement.  This year's statement has a box that I'd never noticed before:  an estimate of your … [Read more...]

15 September 2014 Military Pay

September 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Ah, the joys of a Monday payday.  They can be quite confusing, for a variety of different reasons.  The next regular, active duty military payday is Monday, 15 September 2014.  When will you get … [Read more...]

Five Ways To Use A “Stuck” Situation

September 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A recent comment got me thinking about those duty stations where it seems like you are just stuck and biding your time until you can move and get on with your real life.  If you've been in the … [Read more...]

Navy Federal Offers 5% CD

September 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

That Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) - sometimes they really rock!  They've just announced their Celebration Certificate of Deposit offer, which earns 5.0% interest for 12 months, up to $5,000.  I … [Read more...]

Car Shipping Mess: You Can’t Stop Paying

September 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

During this whole personally owned vehicle (POV) shipping mess, I have heard a lot of people say that they aren't going to make payments on their car while it is delayed in shipping.  I'm hoping that … [Read more...]

From The Mailbag: Check With The VA

September 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Much of my mail comes from people who served at some point, and are now wondering if they have any benefits from their military service. Most of the time the answer is no, but sometimes the situation … [Read more...]

NFL Discounts for Military Families

September 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Football season is here, and lots of people like to go to National League Football (NFL) games.  Boy, they are not cheap!  And if you have a family, the cost quickly becomes prohibitive. Average … [Read more...]

Car Payments Are Not “Part of Life”

August 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell

These last few weeks, I've been spending a ridiculous amount of time reading about the problems with the new vehicle shipping contractor.  In my reading, I have learned a lot about the different ways … [Read more...]

Camp Lejeune Spouse Symposium

August 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Are you interested a day of fun, friendship, and learning strategies for Keeping a Career on the Move®?  Did I mention lunch?  And childcare? I have just the event for you. The next MOAA … [Read more...]