Microsoft Office Discounts For Military

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Looking for a discount on Microsoft Office?  There are two deals available to military members, depending on what you want and need, and several low-cost options available to everyone. Super-Cheap For One Computer If you’re not a heavy Office user, the single computer version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or Microsoft Office for Mac… | Read More…

I’m Back!

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Hello, everyone!  Many thanks to Chelsea from Olive and Ivy Designs for rescuing KateHorrell.com from the worst site redesign EVER.   It has been a hard month+ of sitting on my hands and looking at crap, but I think you’ll agree that the wait has been worth it.  You’ll see a few tweaks and little… | Read More…

2015 USAA Paydays

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Many, many military service members use USAA as their primary bank. Among searches for military paydays, USAA comes up first! Here are the 2015 USAA Military Paydays, as determined by looking at the regular military pay calendar and then going one business day early.  The regular military payday is in blue, the USAA early direct… | Read More…

2015 Military Paydays

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“When do I get paid?” is the most common question I am asked. This list of the 2015 paydays should help. Keep in mind that many banks and credit unions have their own pay deposit schedule because they offer early direct deposit of military pay as a benefit to their customers. Your own financial institution’s… | Read More…

Trees For Troops Distribution Schedule Released

Christmas Tree Gift Wrap

Every year, the Christmas Spirit Foundation coordinates the Trees for Troops program, bringing trees to servicemembers deployed overseas, and free trees to military families in the US. The distribution schedule for the 2014 Trees for Troops program has been published. It includes dates from 2 December to 12 December, at military bases across the United… | Read More…

Free DIY Christmas Gift Book

Awesome. Thanks to the crazy, links and images are being goofy. If you can see the image, use it as the link. If you can’t see the image, then you’ll have to do an Amazon search because the in-line link isn’t working. I don’t want to take it out because I’m trying to fix it…. | Read More…

Sunday Spotlight: Greencare/Snowcare for Troops (and Veterans)

GreenCare for Troops

In my never-ending-web-wanderings, I stumbled across two thoughtful programs called GreenCare for Troops and SnowCare for Troops.  These programs  offer free lawn care and snow removal for the families of deployed service members, for disabled or wounded veterans.   These programs are organized by Project Evergreen.  GreenCare for Troops receives financial support from the Toro company,… | Read More…

Smart Person Says: Fortune Cookie

Smart Person Fortune Cookie

Chinese food – I love it.  And I always find the fortunes inside the cookies to be very entertaining.  Occasionally, you’ll find a gem, like this: Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Failure is an important part of life, and learning that is an important part of the growing-up process.  If you… | Read More…