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Preparing Your Finances For a Deployment

It is easy to think about the financial benefits of deploying, with various extra pays and tax-free pay.  However, it is important to make sure…



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Another Opinion on One Car Living

I am on an email list for Mary Hunt, who wrote the Debt Proof Living books and also maintains a website by the same name. …


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Timeless Financial Smarts

I’ve been cleaning out papers and such, and I’ve found quite a few notes about good articles around the internet.  Most of them would make…


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Why Your House Won’t Sell (Or Rent)

We are one of those crazy military families who bought a house when we were first married, and we’ve lived in it more than once…


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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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VA Home Loan Questions

There are millions of articles about getting a VA home loan.  However, even once you’re in your new house, there are still a few things…


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VA Goes YouTube

The Veteran’s Administration has begun posting YouTube videos to help answer questions and highlight VA benefits.  One of the most recent videos highlights the VA…


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Kid's Instruments: Rent or Buy?

Ah, autumn is in the air…football games, falling leaves, and the furious frenzy at the music store as families obtain instruments for their students.  With…


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Going Round the Carnival Wheel

I'm very excited that this week finds The Paycheck Chronicles in TWO blog carnivals.  Hosted by Student Scrooge, the Festival of Frugality recommends Debt Protection…


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Lessons from a Non-Paying Tenant

Most people agree that a non-paying tenant is a bad thing.  It is, but I've learned a lot from my current experience with a non-paying…


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Becoming A Landlord? 6 Ways to Prepare

There are lots of reasons that you might be considering renting out part or all of your home.  Maybe you are PCSing and your house…


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Budget Balancing: A Monthly Battle

I recently learned a great tip for solving a common problem:  all of your big bills being due at the same time each month.  For…