Virginia Now Offering Unemployment To Military Spouses

June 18, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Beginning 1 July 2014, military spouses who have worked in Virginia will be eligible for unemployment compensation if they leave their job to follow their spouse to a new duty station. Virginia … [Read more...]

The USO Is There For You!

June 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Half my family is in the middle of a going-home-to-see-family adventure.  Several things haven't gone quite as planned, and so I find myself unexpectedly in Newark, New Jersey, waiting for two of my … [Read more...]

Always Try To Get A Refund

June 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Just today, my sister saved me $108 because she urged me to try to get a refund on a non-refundable train ticket.  It took me all of three minutes online, and the credit is already on my credit … [Read more...]

Should You “Claim” Your Home Online?

June 11, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Online real estate information websites can be a useful tool when buying, selling, or renting a house.  Most of them having some sort of method for the homeowner to "claim" their house.  As far as … [Read more...]

Kids Eat For Free

June 10, 2014 | Kate Horrell

When my girls were younger, tracking down restaurants who offered kids eat free (or almost free) promotions was an important part of my restaurant food strategy.  Unfortunately, we've outgrown … [Read more...]

When You Have To Cut Back On Expenses

June 09, 2014 | Kate Horrell

For most of us, there will be times in your life when you feel like you are doing OK with money, and other times where it feels like maybe things are a little out of hand.  As I started looking … [Read more...]

13 June 2014 Military Pay

June 06, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The next regular, active duty military payday is Friday, 13 June 2014.  The exact day and time of your pay deposit will depend on the policies and practices of your bank, and also the schedule by … [Read more...]

AHRN Giveaways

June 05, 2014 | Kate Horrell

In celebration of their 10th year, the Automated Home Referral Network (AHRN) is doing giveaways during June. For each of the first three weeks, there will be three winners drawn.  One will win an … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Out On Opportunities

June 04, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I've tried to write about this before, but I could never figure out the right way to say it to make the most sense possible:  every year that you don't put as much money as possible into a … [Read more...]

Bonus Savings With Credit Cards

June 03, 2014 | Kate Horrell

Jonathan from My Money Blog just posted about some specials that may currently be available to some American Express cardholders.  Specific deals that he mentions include "$15 off $75 at Home Depot, … [Read more...]

Where To Retire? How To Decide?

June 02, 2014 | Kate Horrell

As we get older, I hear the question more and more frequently:  "Where will you live when you retire?"  I'm pretty sure the answer is fairly easy for us, because we have a high concentration of … [Read more...]

Enjoy Free Museums This Summer

May 30, 2014 | Kate Horrell

The 2014 Blue Star Museums program has begun, offering military families free admission to over 2,000 museums around the country.  Eligible patrons include active duty, National Guard and reserve … [Read more...]

Consider Commuting Costs

May 29, 2014 | Kate Horrell

I've written before about what I call "the great PCS budget reset."  The general idea is that each time you move, you have the opportunity to change the large, fixed costs in your life:  housing and … [Read more...]

Myth: Banks Are Holding Your Money

May 28, 2014 | Kate Horrell

A recent comment reminded me to verify some information regarding direct deposit of pay: all the banks and credit unions that post the pay on the actual payday is making money on YOUR money! my ssi … [Read more...]