DIY Windshield Cleaner

Homemade Windshield Wiper Fluid | www.KateHorrell.com

I just got back from the gas station, where I filled up the car and picked up a bottle of windshield wiper fluid.  Apparently, the local area is out of the usual cheap brand, so this cost me about $4.50 for a jug.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I think that is absolutely… | Read More…

Printable Military Pay Calendars

2015 Active Duty Military Pay Days | www.KateHorrell.com

Readers asked, so I created:  Below, you will find a variety of printable calendars for various military-related pay and compensation dates.  If I’ve done it right, you should be able to click on the picture to get a full-sized option, and print it.  Please let me know if you run into any trouble. Active Duty… | Read More…

Military Spouses and Driver’s Licenses

Military Spouse Drivers License Requirements |www.KateHorrell.com

Note:  all information and links accurate as of 8 February 2015. It’s the big question:  do I need to get a new driver’s license when we PCS to a new state?  The good news is that most of the time the answer is no.  The bad news is that there are still states that don’t… | Read More…

Powers of Attorney: General vs. Specific

What Powers of Attorney Do You Need? | www.katehorrell.com

If you ask around about powers of attorney, you will hear all sorts of information, and lots of it contradicts itself.  So, what is the real deal?  When do you need a power of attorney, what kind do you need, etc?  Every person has a different situation, so every person has a different answer.  The… | Read More…

Five Things Military Families Need To Have

Checklist of Basic Information for Military Families www.KateHorrell.com

I am often surprised at the number of military family members, usually spouses, who don’t know basic information that they need to know in case of an emergency.  If you’re not married, your parents or brothers and sisters need to know this information, and older children should probably have it as well. A lot of… | Read More…

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…