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MyPay Goes Mobile

Do you have one of those fancy mobile phones?  Yes, you probably do.  I might be the only person left on the planet that doesn’t. …


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Service Credit Union

For those of you who bank with Service Credit Union, good news!  According to their website, and an email being sent to their members, Service…


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State Veterans Bonuses

Thanks to the comment from Ariel, and a post from Ryan at The Military Wallet, I did a bit of research on these veterans’ bonuses…


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30 August 2010 Military Report

From Military.com’s 30 August 2010 Military Report, financial information from around the Armed Forces: Navy Changes Tuition Assistance Beginning Oct. 1, the Navy’s Tuition Assistance…


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Vonage or Skype Phone?

For several weeks, I have been comparing the services of Vonage and Skype telephone.  I have been reading articles and trying to figure out which…


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Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance

This post was replaced on 18 February 2014 to reflect new figures, websites and other information. You can find the new post here:  Military and…




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Operation Purple Deadline Extended

Regular registration for the National Military Family Association’s wonderful Operation Purple camps ended last Friday, April 16, 2010.  However, registration has been extended  for certain…


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Price Matching at the Exchanges

Did you know that AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) and NEX (Navy Exchange) both offer a price match guarantee?  I sort of did,…


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DOD Talks Personal Finance

Elsewhere at Military.com, the Armed Forces Press Service has published an article about personal finance from the perspective of the DOD. Confront Financial Issues Early…


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Pat Tillman Scholarship

Applications are open for the 2010 Pat Tillman Military Scholarship, offered by the Pat Tillman Foundation.  Applications are due by 5 pm on April 30th. …


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Free Tax Preparation for Military

UPDATED FOR 2014: Free Tax Preparation for Military Active duty, reserve and National Guard service members and their families can access H&R Block’s Block at…


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From The 1/25 Military Report

From the 1/25/2010 Military Report at Military.com, No Change in TRICARE Contractors Get the 2010 GI Bill Guide Need Financial Advice? Featured Job: Engineering Opportunities…


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Don't Overlook the Base Thrift Shop

I stopped by a nearby base thrift shop yesterday in search of a particular item for a Halloween costume.  I've shopped at this thrift shop…


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Stop Loss Compensation

Were you affected by the "Stop Loss" orders since September 11, 2001?  Do you know someone who was?  Good news!  The Department of Defense has…


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Military Report

Financial news from the Military.com Military Report dated June 29, 2009: Special Duty Assignment Pay Revised Deal of the Week: Military Coupons AF Increases Special Duty…


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Cutting Costs on Car Insurance

As I'm sure I've said before, we have all of our property insurance with USAA.  They are a solid company with excellent customer service and…