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Why Are You Searching For BAS Rates?

A little mid-year review of our most popular posts and frequent searches brings up a fascinating subject.  The single most frequently read page at The…


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Using Gift Cards to Save On AAFES Food

I’ve moved back into the world of the Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), and they have an interesting deal going on in their…


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Don’t Supersize Me

Over the years, I’ve changed the way I shop for groceries.  I’ve gone through coupon phases, where I get great deals but invest a lot…


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Food, Food, Food

As part of our Back to Basics series, Week Three is devoted to figuring out where your money is going.  For most people, food comprises…



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Save Money on Food With These Programs

For families who make too much for public assistance, but are still trying to trim their budgets, there are several volunteer organizations that purchase bulk…


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19 February 2011 Weekend Roundup

It has been a crazy week here, and I haven’t spent much time randomly surfing the internet.  I have stumbled across a few good articles,…


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Quotable: J.R.R. Tolkien

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” From The Hobbit



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2011 BAS Rates, Official

    . Looking for the 2012 Rates?  They’re here. I’ve got proof!  The 2011 Basic Allowance for Subsistence Rates are: Enlisted Personnel, $325.04 Officers,…


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2011 BAS Rates

Update 18 December 2010:  It’s official:  enlisted $325.04, officer $223.84. Alright folks, I am totally confused.  I got an email today saying that the 2011…


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6 November 2010 Saturday Roundup

Another week has flown by! Things I’ve enjoyed around the internet this week: A great all-around for military money resources is Military Money Matters.  The…


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The Value of a Stocked Pantry

I haven’t been feeling well this week.  At first, I attributed it to a little post-Navy Ball fatigue, then to just being tired, but sometime…


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Eating Convenient vs. Eating Out

There is an interesting sort of pattern that often occurs (at least for me) when you are away from your own kitchen.  Whether you are…


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Eating in Hotels – It Can Be Done

I recently answered a question at Yahoo about eating while you are living in a hotel.  As my family starts packing out (today!), the subject…


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Free Chick-fil-A in San Diego

Tonight, Thursday, May 27, select San Diego area Chick-fil-A restaurants are offering free meals to military families from 4 to 7 pm.  Just show your…


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Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance

This post was replaced on 18 February 2014 to reflect new figures, websites and other information. You can find the new post here:  Military and…


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26 April 2010 Military Report

From the  26 April 2010 Military Report at Military.com, lots of good news that deals with financial stuff:


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Water for the Airplane

I’m in Killeen, Texas this weekend for SpouseBUZZ Live (if you’re here, come on over to the Plaza and see us :).  I’m going to…