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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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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 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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(Re)Finding My Focus

I'm finding myself in an unusual situation lately.  With my husband deployed, and me working, we're meeting our 2009 financial goals without much pain.  I know…


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The Freezer Menu

Let me guess…at least one night in the last month, you have ordered pizza, driven through a fast food place or picked up take out…


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50 Way to Save on Travel

As I've said before, we military folks tend to spend a lot of time traveling.  Whether we're PCSing, going to visit family, or just taking…


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Making Menus

 Well, as part of my goal of getting out of debt in 2009, I'm going to cut back my food budget.  Making a menu in…