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...]

Military Saves Week

February 24, 2014 | Kate Horrell

This week, 24 through 28 February 2014, is Military Saves Week.  What is Military Saves Week?  It is an awareness campaign trying to encourage military families to spend a little time thinking about … [Read more...]

Reality Check: Emergency Travel

February 22, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Here's your reality check for the day.  If someone at home were to die today, would you be able to pay for travel home without worrying?  Keep in mind that last-minute tickets can be much more … [Read more...]

28 February 2014 Military Pay

February 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The month has flown by; I can hardly believe that I am writing about the end-of-month payday already.  But I am, as the next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 28 February 2014.  Most … [Read more...]

Military and Food Stamps

February 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

CNN Money reported yesterday that the use of federal food benefits, also called Food Stamps or SNAP benefits, has increased at military commissaries.  It was an interesting article, but it missed a … [Read more...]

Brad’s Deals Has Some Serious Bargains

February 17, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I have no idea when I signed up for this email list, but I've recently started getting emails from someone? something? called Brad's Deals, and that Brad sure does have some amazing offers.  In … [Read more...]

Lorde Tells It Like It Is

February 15, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Like many other people, I quite like the music of Lorde.  Her popular song Team has a fabulous line in it, "I'm kind of over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air." It seems like much … [Read more...]