Archive for the 'Military Money' Category

What We Owe

I’m having a great time with Financial Peace University Online. I feel empowered all over again and know we are doing right. We had the mini emergency fund – need to build it back up again – and are doing great paying off the debt and not using credit cards. I’m glad to be able [...]

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Paying Cash for Everything

FPU Online Journaling The Emergency Fund: Last weekend was the first time we had cash on hand to pay for an emergency. Our car broke down on the way home from an out of town trip. We got help from a highway patrolman and made it a lot closer, but in the end sill had [...]

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Financial Peace University Online

Over at Dimes to Dollars, she mentioned the chance to enroll in Dave Ramsey’s FPU online for free – and I jumped at that! I signed up and this weekend I’ve been watching and making notes. We are going to have a lot change for us financially over the next few months. I’m just starting [...]

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Overseas Screening

I talked to the medical guy about overseas screening today, he was very helpful even if we couldn’t make any appointments just yet. I am relieved to find out nothing will take very long. I think my husband has most of his started as they have to keep up their medical stuff in the first [...]

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Preparing for a Military Move

The first thing I did when I realize we were moving was shove it from my mind. Of course that doesn’t get anything done so a couple of days later I started making a list, several really. I have lists of what we need to do around the house, what errands we need to do [...]

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

And So It Begins

Today I started looking up moving info – we are probably moving. Scratch that, we are definitely moving. We are 98% sure we know when and where but of course there is that 2% left over. Now to educate myself on dla, tla, cola, shipping cars, leaving after my husband, renting a house, taking picture [...]

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Baby Update

I had an ultrasound recently and have been recategorized as a high risk pregnancy because the baby is measuring small. The measurements are anywhere from two to four weeks off from what I am supposed to be. Everything else looked fine – brain, heart, cord, etc. But I have to be transferred to a different [...]

Friday, August 31st, 2007

More about Tuition Assistance

I talked to my husband more about Tuition Assistance and he clued me in on the new criteria one has to meet before they are allowed to even use TA. You must be recommended for promotion/advancement. You also have to have passed the latest advancement test you were eligible for. (Basically if you are eligible [...]

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Changes in Tuition Assistance

A few days ago I read on the changes that Tuition Assistance (referred to as TA) is making some changes. One was they were going to not allow someone to use TA if they fail a PRT (physical readiness test) or if they do bad in other areas of their jobs (evaluations). Another change [...]

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Still working on our taxes

Ever since the military W-2′s became available, I’ve been working on our tax return. I’m doing it in shifts just because I’m annoyed that the website feels so slow. I did our income the first day and then just now finished up all the deductions. I still need a few more pieces of information before [...]

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007