From The Mailbag: Retiree Pay Issues

February 17, 2015 | Kate Horrell

As I've mentioned before, there are some topics that I feel like I talk about over and over and over.  And I worry that this is boring to you.  And then, I get another batch of email asking the same … [Read more...]

RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler for IDs

February 16, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The Defense Manpower Data Center has put together a fabulous website to help you locate and find information about where you can renew or obtain new military IDS.  The RAPIDS Appointment scheduling … [Read more...]

Roth TSP? You Were Overpaid Yesterday!

February 14, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you contribute to a Roth TSP, and diligently made the changes required by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) in January, you got overpaid yesterday (13 February 2015) because DFAS … [Read more...]

Military Saves Week: How Will You Participate?

February 13, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The annual Military Saves Week program is coming, 23 to 28 February 2015.  Every base or installation will be having some sort of activities related to this Department of Defense-sponsored awareness … [Read more...]

Retired Military Change of Address

February 12, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I get a lot of questions about how to change the address that is on file with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).  It is important that you keep your address up-to-date.  It will make … [Read more...]

Take A Car Overseas: Pros and Cons

February 11, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Every year, thousands of US military families move to locations Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS).  In most cases, the OCONUS orders authorize the shipping of a privately owned vehicle … [Read more...]

Texas Educational Benefits Threatened

February 10, 2015 | Kate Horrell
Texas Veteran Educational Benefits |

A recent court ruling means that many more veterans and family members might now be eligible to use educational benefits provided under the State of Texas' Hazlewood Act, and state lawmakers are … [Read more...]

Participate In A Survey

February 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Are you one of those people who likes to answer questions?  Help financial educators understand more about debt.  If you have a few minutes, take this very short, anonymous survey.  The subject is … [Read more...]

13 February 2015 Military Pay

February 06, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Have I mentioned how much I like Friday paydays?  They are so much simpler than some other days!  The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 13 February 2015.  Actual date of deposit … [Read more...]

Military Spouse Symposium, Virginia Beach

February 05, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The annual Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Military Spouse Symposium is coming to Virginia Beach on Tuesday, 24 February 2015.  This event is free and open to all active duty, … [Read more...]

GI Bill Likely To Change

February 04, 2015 | Kate Horrell
GI Bill Changes graphic

The recent Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) report once again highlights the fact that the current, amazingly generous Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits aren't guaranteed … [Read more...]

Get A Replacement W-2 or 1099R

February 03, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If it's February, the most popular question here must be:  how do I get a replacement W-2 or 1099R?  The quickest way to access your military pay records and documents is always via the myPay … [Read more...]

MyCAA Education Funds Underused

February 02, 2015 | Kate Horrell

I have been meaning to do a MyCAA update for months.  And then this interesting report was published by the Rand Corporation, and it sat open on my computer for a while.  And then, my colleague Amy … [Read more...]

MCRMC Wants To Change Retirement

January 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Well, the long-awaited Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC)  was released yesterday, and it has a lot of interesting stuff in it.  Amy Bushatz is … [Read more...]