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Free Home Inventory Software

I recently heard about a nifty new downloadable software that helps you to inventory your stuff.  You know, like we do every time we move? …


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More Questions about Deductible Expenses

After writing Can I Deduct My Uniform Costs on My Income Tax Return?, I’ve gotten more questions and comments about other items that may or…


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Keeping Record & Filing Straight

I’m curious, folks, how you organize and move your financial records and important papers.  Over the years, my filing system has evolved from file folders,…


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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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How to Get Rid of An Old Car

As we prepare to PCS (next week – ack!), we are faced with the problem of disposing of our cars. Both cars are older (8…


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A New Twist on Car Shopping

One thing about moving so often:  some times you can’t take your cars with you, or you can take one car but any extras.  As…


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The Great PCS Book Giveaway #3

And the clearing out continues: Today’s book is actually a blank journal.  It is really cute and I can think of lots of financial things…


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The Great PCS Book Giveaway #2

There was so much news yesterday that I skipped posting the book giveaway – I was afraid it would get lost in the payday excitement….


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A Resource for Renting

Whether you are a homeowner who needs to rent your house, or a renter looking for a new home, the Department of Defense has a…


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Clutter Can Be Cash

In preparation for our move this summer, we have got to get rid of some of this stuff!  I’ve decided to take the last two…


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Traveling with Pets

One of the hardest things about moving, for our family, is our cats.  They have been nearly all over the world with us and they…


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More MSRRA Info

There are lots of questions about the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act and establishing domicile for tax purposes.


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5 Affordable Moving Announcements

Moving gets expensive.  I don't think I need to explain that much.  You need to tell your family and friends your new address, but you…


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Pre-Deployment Spending Spree

It has been a couple of years since my husband deployed, and he's not going on a ship this time.  We've spent the last couple…


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8 Ways to Save at Restaurants

As much as I try to limit our restaurant eating, there are three events that seem to increase the number of times we eat out: …


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Need a Washer and Dryer?

One of the ups and downs of military life is that sometime you need washer and dryer, and sometimes you don’t.  I’m guessing that military…


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Some Relief for Military Renters

The real estate meltdown can affect renters, too.  If your landlord goes into foreclosure, you will most probably have to move from your house.  One…