PCS

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Department of Defense Lodging Rates

This isn’t exactly real news, but it is important if you don’t already know it.  The rates for very similar military accommodations can vary greatly…


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Accounting For Travel Money

One thing that frustrates me as the checkbook keeper in a military family is keeping track of money that comes “through” our account for various…


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We’ll Need It All

This PCS, we unloaded a lot of stuff that we won’t need for this tour:  the second fridge, the second car, vacuum cleaner, washer and…




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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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An Open Letter to DFAS

Dear DFAS, Thank you for all you do to make sure that service members get paid twice each month.  I know it is a big…


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Dual Military Dislocation Allowance

We’re in an orientation class at our new home, and one of the other couples in the class is dual military.  They have a lot…


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Do You Tip The Movers?

Every time we move (and this is number seven), my husband and I struggle with the moving dilemma:  should we tip the movers?  I’ve heard…


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The Great PCS Book Giveaway #5

The last book in the Great PCS Book Giveaway is one of my favorite personal finance books:  Die Broke by Stephen Pollan and Mark Levine. …


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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 #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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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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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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A Dryer Full of Trouble

My dryer has won.  After gradually getting less and less efficient over the last few years, it has stopped drying our clothes.  It has taken…


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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…