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...]

Hampton Roads Kid’s Website

March 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you live in Hampton Roads, and you have kids, you have got to check out  MyActiveChild has a huge database of activities and events for children, all located in Virginia Beach, … [Read more...]

Opting Out of Pre-screened Offers

March 16, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Today's gentle reminder is to make sure that you are opted out of pre-screened credit card and insurance offers that come through the mail.  Not only do you not need the temptation, these mail … [Read more...]

Thinking About Business Ownership?

March 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I've recently become aware of an absolutely fabulous program that helps military veterans and military family members learn the skills to build a successful business.  Located at Syracuse University, … [Read more...]

Another Way To Get A Free Credit Score

March 12, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I am always curious about my credit score, but I don't want to pay for it.  I do check my credit report each year, but I'm just curious about that score.  This week, I learned about a tricky way to … [Read more...]

Interested in a Career in Financial Counseling?

March 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Are you interested in financial education as a possible career?  If so, you should definitely look into the  FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Accredited Financial Counselor® Fellowship. The … [Read more...]

14 March 2014 Military Pay

March 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 14 March 2014.  Don't forget that this will be a three weekend pay period, with 1 April 2014 falling on a Tuesday. One Business Day … [Read more...]

Why We Have Too Many Cars

March 06, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I've always thought that having more cars that drivers was kind of silly. Okay, maybe if you have a farm truck, or an antique sports car. But for most people? Silly.  The world has a way of … [Read more...]

Student Loan Repayment Resources

March 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Student loans can be a blessing when you need them to pay for education, but they can be a burden when you are in repayment.  And, sometimes, it is hard to know the best way to deal with student … [Read more...]

Understanding Tax Terms

March 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The process of taxation is confusing to a lot of people.  It helps if you understand the terms being used.  I'm going to discuss them in chronological order, as they happen in the taxation … [Read more...]

Free Museums for Bank of America Customers

March 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

If you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card, you can take advantage of free entry to 150 museums and other sites during the first full weekend of each month.  The program … [Read more...]

How To Change Direct Deposit Of Military Money

February 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I literally just got almost the exact same email two times in a row, so obviously my previous posts aren't answering people's questions. The internet makes it quick and easy to update direct deposit … [Read more...]

Operation Purple Camps 2014

February 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Applications are now open for the 2014 season of the fabulous Operation Purple summer camps.  Organized by the National Military Family Association (NMFA) and supported by many generous sponsors and … [Read more...]

Spend to Save: Spare Keys

February 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

There are many places in life where you have to spend some money up front in order to save money in the long run.  Insurance, home maintenance, quality foods, an energy efficient dishwasher.  One … [Read more...]