Personal Finance

Her Money Moves’ Money Map – Confessions of a Lazy Budgeter

Her Money Moves’ Money Map – Confessions of a Lazy Budgeter

#Confession So, I have a secret to confess. My husband and I don’t really have a monthly budget. A little over three years ago, we moved to Fort Hood, Texas for a one year assignment…when I was about 7 months pregnant. I effectively lost my […]

I Got Hacked.  Security Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

I Got Hacked. Security Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

Being a victim of theft is not only financially annoying and painful but it will leave you feeling violated and vulnerable.  I was hacked and this is what I learned from the experience. I was just wrapping up a relaxing weekend trip to the mountains […]

Five New Military Finance Blogs You Need to Know Now

Five New Military Finance Blogs You Need to Know Now

The world of Military Personal Finance blogging is a complex and small niche.   However, a small group of military servicemembers and spouses are making waves in the military finance blogging community with their new blogs.  Each of these blogs are all under a year old.  […]

Financing My Eyes – Seeing Clearly After a 0% Interest Promotion

Financing My Eyes – Seeing Clearly After a 0% Interest Promotion

Last December, I gave myself a gift that I’ve been wanting for a while.  I finally pulled the trigger on correcting my vision with Lasik surgery.  Before surgery, I was practically blind without my glasses or contacts.  I’m telling you, Lasik surgery was life-changing for […]

Electronic Treasure Hunting:  Search Your Unclaimed Property

Electronic Treasure Hunting: Search Your Unclaimed Property

This week was going down for me as one of the most financially annoying weeks in history. A thief hacked into my bank accounts and drained my checking and savings accounts over the weekend. However, as I was flipping through my mail yesterday, I saw […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

High on my list of things I’m not currently concerned about is my future social security benefit.  I’m usually only thinking about it as I frown while viewing my paycheck and see the FICA-social security and FICA-Medicare tax deductions or when I hear politicians angrily […]

Seven Things Millennial Soldiers Should Be Doing with Their Money Right Now

Seven Things Millennial Soldiers Should Be Doing with Their Money Right Now

Seven Things Millennial Soldiers Should Be Doing with Their Money Right Now Hindsight is always 20/20, so it’s easy for me to dish out this advice now.  However, think of me as your millennial fairy godmother here to tell you don’t make the same mistakes, […]

That One Time I Lost (and Found) $50,000

That One Time I Lost (and Found) $50,000

Retirement savings plans can sound like alphabet soup and with each PCS, I gained a new job and a new retirement savings plans; with another jumble of letters and numbers.  When I worked in the corporate world, I had had a 401(k) plan.  When I […]

DECODING YOUR CREDIT – Part III PROTECT YOUR CREDIT

DECODING YOUR CREDIT – Part III PROTECT YOUR CREDIT

In this series on credit, we’ve taken a look at understanding the basics of a credit score and methods to boost your score.  This post will teach you strategies for protecting it, and finally the series will end with a Q&A session with Jessica, a Mortgage Banking […]

DECODING YOUR CREDIT – Part II BOOST YOUR CREDIT

DECODING YOUR CREDIT – Part II BOOST YOUR CREDIT

In this series on credit scores, we’re taking a look at understanding the basics of a credit score. As well as methods to boost your score and strategies for protecting it.   In the last segment on Decoding Your Credit -Credit Basics, we discovered the […]