National my Social Security Week

July 20, 2015 | Kate Horrell

While working on a post for later this week, I clicked over to the Social Security Administration (SSA)'s my Social Security website to log into my Social Security online account.  When I got to the … [Read more...]

Debit Cards for Teens

July 17, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Many parents of teenagers struggle with money questions:  allowance or no allowance, how to teach money skills, what sort of control should the parents exert over the spending, what if the kids … [Read more...]

Stockpiling, Military-Style

July 16, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you've been reading much here at The Paycheck Chronicles, you might have noticed that I am all about saving money.  And, since the top three expenses in most families are housing, transportation … [Read more...]

Be Careful of Credit Card Catches

July 15, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you are going to use credit cards, it is important to have the best card for your situation.  Unfortunately, it can be hard to compare various credit card offers because there are often so many … [Read more...]

National Guard Personal Information Leak

July 14, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Just in case you weren't already concerned about the two recent leaks of personally identifying information from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the National Guard announced that former and … [Read more...]

Congress Approves Veterans ID Cards

July 13, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Last week, Congress passed the Veterans ID Card Act (H.R. 91), which will allow all US veterans to receive an ID card issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Under current rules, … [Read more...]

Print A Lot? Consider A Laser Printer

July 10, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you do any quantity of black and white printing at home, you absolutely need to consider whether the purchase of a laser printer would decrease your overall printing costs.  Inkjet printers are … [Read more...]

How To Divide Military Retired Pay

July 09, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Anytime I write about the ability to divide military retirement pay in a divorce property settlement agreement, lots of comments reference how difficult it is to write a good division.  I agree, and … [Read more...]

15 July 2015 Military Pay

July 08, 2015 | Kate Horrell

The next payday for military folks is Wednesday, 15 July 2015.  What day will your 15 July 2015 military pay actually be in your bank account? Well, that depends on your bank or credit union.  And, … [Read more...]

Types of Mortgage Loans

July 07, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you've decided to buy a house, one of the most important steps is figuring out what type of financing is right for your particular situation.  A house is typically the largest loan you'll ever … [Read more...]

Good & Bad of Multi-Level Marketing

July 06, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you're looking for a flexible job, there's a great chance that you will be approached by someone about a multi-level marketing company.  Is this just the business you have been looking for, or is … [Read more...]

About Personally Procured Moves

July 02, 2015 | Kate Horrell

With Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season in full swing, the internet is full of families talking about their moving experiences and their moving plans.  I've recently seem several conversations … [Read more...]

Beware of Fake Car Financing

July 01, 2015 | Kate Horrell

If you are in the market for a new or a new-to-you car, beware of a common car financing scam.  While it goes by many names, such as yo-yo financing, or spot financing, the details remain the same: … [Read more...]

Disney Military Discounts 2015

June 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

Disney!  Just the word gets kids and grownups equally excited!  That's why it is great news that the greater Disney companies have announced the extension of their popular Armed Forces Salute … [Read more...]