Having a ton of extra money isn’t something a lot of military spouses experience. In fact, recent studies have shown thatan alarming 26% of military spouses face unemployment challenges, and living on one income can be difficult. You cut expenses, and budget your finances , and find ways to save but you still wonder why you can’t get ahead. Every holiday, birthday party, or non-monthly expense (like oil changes or other annoying money-sucking expenses that always pop up at the worst times) causes you to lose sleep. It causes tearsand arguments with your spouse. The solution is actually pretty... read more
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Caregiving Resource to Continue at Reduced Military Fee By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 — The Defense Department’s contract with the Sittercity Corporate Program for military families’ caregiver needs will expire July 31, but the service will remain available at a discounted military fee, Pentagon officials said yesterday. DoD contracted with the database service in 2010 when U.S. service members were frequently deployed during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Then a free service for military families, the database offered caregiver options from b... read more
Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers in 2017 Transitioning servicemembers face many challenges as they integrate back into civilian life. One of the first obstacles any military member must overcome is finding a place to call home. Veterans United Home Loans , one of the largest VA lenders, put together a list of the top 10 cities for veteran homebuyers to live in the U.S. Their study compared 100 of the most populated U.S. cities across three dimensions: military culture and services, economic wellness and livability. Of the 18 variables included, each was weighted based on its importance to V... read more
Image: Official U.S. Navy file photo of Official U.S. Navy file photo of movers delivering household goods on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Story bySuzanna Brugler, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support, Deputy, Office of Corporate Communications SAN DIEGO (NNS) - - Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) added 15 more webinars to its series of live, interactive webinars that assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves, March 10. The total number of webinars offered since Jan. 10 is 65, up from the original 50 ... read more
4Unusual TipsTo Keep You Sane In Your Next PCS Last week I shared how technology saved my sanity more than once during our recent PCS. I also shared that this PCS was so different from any of our other movesbecause the short notice prevented us from being able to schedule movers AND meet my soldiers report date. At first it seemed like an impossible situation but as we sorted through so many different options we settled on a FULL DITY(aka Do it yourself). While I don’t know if its the perfect option for us it did have it’s perks – like the fact that I knew where everything was throughout the ... read more