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1 February 2013 Military Pay

I don’t know why this pay period has felt soooo long.  The next regular, active duty, military payday is next Friday, 1 February 2013.  Most…


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2013 Active Duty Military Paydays

Looking for the 2014 Active Duty Military Paydays? We’ve got ’em here! Planning, I love planning.  And so I’ve got a lovely list here of…


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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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15 July 2011 Pay Predictions

Time for our twice-monthly predictions of when the major military banks and credit unions will probably release funds for the 15 July 2011 payday.  This…


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Coupon Policies at Overseas Locations

For years, I have known about the policy that allows overseas commissaries to use coupons to be used for up to six months after the…


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1 July 2011 Pay

I think I’m going to start making this a twice-monthly event:  guess when Navy Federal and USAA are going to release active duty pay.  To…



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1 June 2011 Pay/Memorial Day Weekend

  PLEASE NOTE:  THIS POST REFERS TO THE 1 JUNE PAY PERIOD FOR THE YEAR 2011.  FOR ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT 2012, PLEASE REFER TO THE…


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Long Pay Period Warning

I get grief about this every time I write on the subject, but I also know that many military folks find this confusing or frustrating. …


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Heads Up for February and March Pay

With all the excitement about the last payday, on Tuesday, February 1st, I thought that I had better mention that the next three paydays are…



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November 2010 End-of-Month Pay

The next military payday is on Wednesday, 1 December.  I’ve been getting lots of questions about when people are going to get paid over Thanksgiving. …



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Pay Update for October 2010

I know that everyone is wondering when they will get paid for the November 1st pay.  Of course, the pay day is still November 1st,…



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Check Out The Military Wallet

My friend, Ryan (aka Patrick) has moved his military finance website.  Formerly known as the Military Finance Network, it is now residing at The Military…


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If You’re Not Sure, Ask!

If the title seems silly to you, I agree.  It seems obvious that you should ask questions when you are unsure about something.  Even though…


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Don’t Touch That Money

When I go to SpouseBUZZ Live events, one of the moderator’s favorite questions is “If you had one piece of advice to tell a new…


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Spouses and Leases

Most of you have probably heard of the “military clause,” a generic term used to describe any parts of a lease that deals with the…


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Figuring The First Paycheck

When you are brand new to the military, there are lots of things to learn.  I recently had a question from a reader, a parent,…