The Financial Folly of Being Busy

August 07, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Busy, busy, busy.  Most of us are super-busy:  kids, spouse, work, houses, family, friends, and other activities all join together to make our calendars look like we had a pen explosion.  Being … [Read more...]

Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

August 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The end of summer means that PCS moves are over, and kids are going back to school.  For lots of military spouses, it also means job hunting.  Job hunting as a military spouse is never easy, but you … [Read more...]

New Survey for Military Families

August 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Hey, do you have opinions about the military and families?  I bet you do!  (Doesn't everyone?) The Military Family Advisory Network  is asking for help in completing its 2014 Military Family … [Read more...]

GI Bill Benefits and In-State Tuition When Separating From Service

August 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Another little gift was tucked into the recently passed VA health care legislation:  incentive for colleges and universities to offer in-state tuition to recently separated veterans and their family … [Read more...]

Fry Scholarship Extended to Surviving Spouses

August 01, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A small provision in the recently passed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care bill significantly boosts the educational benefits provided to the surviving spouses of fallen service … [Read more...]

Answers From IAL

July 30, 2014 | Kate Horrell

In yesterday's post about reimbursements when your personally owned vehicle isn't delivered as promised, I listed some questions that I submitted to Doug Tipton, President of International Auto … [Read more...]

Reimbursement When Your Car Is Late

July 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You may have heard some news about the new contractor who is handling the shipping and storage of personally owned vehicles (POV).   International Auto Logistics took over the contract for POV … [Read more...]

Establishing and Maintaining Domicile

July 28, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Domicile is a complicated issue.  My post on Domicile and Residence, a MSRRA Issue, has remained popular in the four years since I've written it, and it continue to receive comments and questions. … [Read more...]

Better Business Bureau Military Line

July 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

With the unique situations that happen to military families, it can be difficult to know where to turn for resources for non-military issues.  In particular, there are many consumer protection issues … [Read more...]

Officer To Lose 1/3 Of Retirement Pay

July 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

You've probably heard me talk about Doug Nordman, founder of The Military Guide website and author of The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement.  One of Doug's readers has found … [Read more...]

American Express Waives Fees for Military

July 23, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I have heard (and researched to death) that American Express waives annual fees for active duty military folks.  If American Express has a card that is right for you, then this would be a great … [Read more...]

2014-2015 Disney Military Deals

July 22, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Disney Parks Blog has announced the military promotional tickets available for the 2014-2015 season at both the Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.  Often called … [Read more...]

1 August 2014 Military Pay

July 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

It is a little early for this post, but my statistics tell me that you're searching for this information.  The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 1 August 2014.  Certain banks and … [Read more...]

Renting Your Next Ball Gown

July 19, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I went to a lovely ball last night.  These English really know how to put on a party!  As usual, I spent some time and money stressing about what to wear.  And you know what?  I think I'm going to … [Read more...]