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Navigate your military life more easily with these trusted resources.

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Navigate your military life more easily with these trusted resources.

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Military Support Links

Office of Financial Readiness
The Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness offers resources, education and support for every stage of financial readiness. Their goal is to foster a financially secure and mission-ready force with every military family living their best life today and in the future.


Military One Source - Spouse Education & Career OpportunitiesThe Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program (SECO), provided by the Department of Defense, offers career guidance, comprehensive resources and tools to military spouses around the world.


MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) The MyCAA Scholarship Program offers up to $4,000 to eligible military spouses to pursue a license, certification or Associate's Degree in a portable career field. Learn more, today!


MySTEP (or Military Spouse Transition Program) supports spouses throughout all phases of their family's military journey with information, tools and programs.


Military OneSource
From family and relationships to financial and legal help, Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-sponsored website that supports military families with 24/7 click or call assistance.


Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE®) is a nonprofit membership organization that certifies financial counseling and coaching professionals. Visit Find an AFC® to locate a financial counseling professional near you.
AFCPE also administers the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship—an opportunity for military spouses to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) certification for FREE. Learn more, today.


Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
AUSA is a nonprofit educational and professional development association that supports the greater Army community. Their Family Readiness Programs contain resources for your military journey.

 


Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN)
MFAN connects military families to the resources, people, and information they depend on to navigate military life.

 


Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN)
Are you a new military spouse who’s learning the ropes of military life? MSAN is here to help.

 


DFAS resources

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
DFAS provides payment services to the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

 


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
This website is your resource for all things IRS.

 



U.S. Department for Veteran Affairs 
The official website of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

 


TRICARE is the comprehensive health plan benefit for Uniformed Service members and their eligible dependents. To learn all about plans and eligibility, find a doctor, track costs and access important phone numbers, click here. For current TRICARE educational publications and the ability to sign up for any change notifications, click here.


DEERS MilConnectTo access the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), register family members for TRICARE, or make other important benefits and record changes, visit milConnect.


U.S. Department of Labor (Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX))
Information on unemployment compensation for former service members.

 


Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
This website provides account access and information on the TSP.

 


VA Home Loan Centers
This website is offered by a third-party organization sponsored by The Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Home Loan Centers is dedicated to finding veterans and active duty military affordable housing options.


FinAid Heroes Act

HEROES Act
Learn more about the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (HEROES) Act of 2003, which ensures that service members who are receiving Federal student aid are not adversely affected because of their military status.


 

Disclaimer: Products, services, information and other content provided on this site, including information that may be provided directly or by linking to third-party websites are provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of hyperlinks on this website does not constitute endorsement of any of the information, products or services contained therein.

 

 

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Military Support Links

Office of Financial Readiness
The Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness offers resources, education and support for every stage of financial readiness. Their goal is to foster a financially secure and mission-ready force with every military family living their best life today and in the future.


Military One Source - Spouse Education & Career OpportunitiesThe Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program (SECO), provided by the Department of Defense, offers career guidance, comprehensive resources and tools to military spouses around the world.


MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) The MyCAA Scholarship Program offers up to $4,000 to eligible military spouses to pursue a license, certification or Associate's Degree in a portable career field. Learn more, today!

 


MySTEP (or Military Spouse Transition Program) supports spouses throughout all phases of their family's military journey with information, tools and programs.

 


Military OneSource
From family and relationships to financial and legal help, Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-sponsored website that supports military families with 24/7 click or call assistance.

 


Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE®) is a nonprofit membership organization that certifies financial counseling and coaching professionals. Visit Find an AFC® to locate a financial counseling professional near you.
AFCPE also administers the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship—an opportunity for military spouses to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) certification for FREE. Learn more, today.


Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
AUSA is a nonprofit educational and professional development association that supports the greater Army community. Their Family Readiness Programs contain resources for your military journey.

 


Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN)
MFAN connects military families to the resources, people, and information they depend on to navigate military life.

 


Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN)
Are you a new military spouse who’s learning the ropes of military life? MSAN is here to help.

 


DFAS resources

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
DFAS provides payment services to the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

 


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
This website is your resource for all things IRS.

 



U.S. Department for Veteran Affairs 
The official website of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

 


TRICARE is the comprehensive health plan benefit for Uniformed Service members and their eligible dependents. To learn all about plans and eligibility, find a doctor, track costs and access important phone numbers, click here. For current TRICARE educational publications and the ability to sign up for any change notifications, click here.


DEERS MilConnectTo access the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), register family members for TRICARE, or make other important benefits and record changes, visit milConnect.


U.S. Department of Labor (Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX))
Information on unemployment compensation for former service members.

 


Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
This website provides account access and information on the TSP.

 


VA Home Loan Centers
This website is offered by a third-party organization sponsored by The Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Home Loan Centers is dedicated to finding veterans and active duty military affordable housing options.


FinAid Heroes Act

HEROES Act
Learn more about the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students (HEROES) Act of 2003, which ensures that service members who are receiving Federal student aid are not adversely affected because of their military status.


 

Disclaimer: Products, services, information and other content provided on this site, including information that may be provided directly or by linking to third-party websites are provided for informational purposes only. The appearance of hyperlinks on this website does not constitute endorsement of any of the information, products or services contained therein.

 

 

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Reimbursement for Relicensing Fees Is Here, Milspouses!

September 26, 2019

Reimbursement for Relicensing & Certification Fees for Military Spouses The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the challenges many military spouses face maintaining a career while moving every few years. So, it introduced the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows each branch of service to reimburse up to $500 for qualified relicensing or certification fees…

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5 Steps for Sending Your Military Kid Back to School on a Budget

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Back to School on a Budget It’s back to school time! And while parents may be breathing a collective sigh of relief, it might be a different story when it comes to their wallets. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, families with school-age children will spend an average of $696.70 this year…

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Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s Transferability Rules Coming January 2020

July 31, 2019

Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability Rules Significant changes were made to the transferability rules for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which were to become effective in July 2019. However, the Pentagon recently delayed these changes until Jan. 12, 2020. It is important to act now if these changes impact you and your family. Transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill…

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Stay Career Competitive with a MyCAA Scholarship

July 24, 2019

As military spouses, we know firsthand how challenging it can be to stay competitive in the workforce. Staying competitive could mean we juggle completing a degree, training or license while taking care of our families. Periodic moves followed by job searches in new locations often complicate our career goals. Money for Professional Pursuits Fortunately, the…

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Put Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits to Work for You, MilSpouses!

July 15, 2019

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a great benefit for service members and their families to help pay for college, a certification, or other types of training. The active duty or selected reserve service member must transfer GI Bill benefits to his or her spouse and/or dependents while actively serving. New rules go into effect January…

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Top 10 Reasons to Love and Appreciate Military Spouses

May 7, 2019

May 10, 2019 May 10 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. So, this month, MilSpouse Money Mission™ is honoring military spouses for their service and sacrifice at home with the top 10 reasons to love and appreciate military spouses. Military spouses keep their families moving in the right direction. On average, military families move every two…

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Blended Retirement System: A Guide for Seasoned Spouses

April 17, 2019

The Blended Retirement System: By now, many military spouses have heard a great deal about the new Blended Retirement System, also called BRS. This system went into effect Jan. 1, 2018. It is important to know that it does not affect everyone the same way. Even if the BRS does not apply to you directly,…

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Reuniting Family and Finances Post Deployment

April 17, 2019

Post Deployment Reunion: Reuniting your family following a deployment is an exciting time. You are busy catching up with family and friends, going out and getting back into the swing of things. Odds are, you have noticed many changes, and one is likely your finances. Notably, your spouse’s pay has probably gone down and your…

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