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Military life is a journey and, at times, challenging. But we're here to help! MilLife Milestones offers financial checklists, information and resources for the big moments in your military life to help you make smart money moves.


New Spouse

Money management is critically important for newly married couples. It is important to remember that communication is key.


New Child

Welcoming a new child into your family is very exciting, but it also brings many changes, big and small. Click to learn more!



Deployment is a challenge when it comes to your financial planning. However, it may help strengthen your family's finances.



We've compiled a list of resources to educate you about the financial implications of post-deployment to help you achieve your goals.



Congratulations on your spouse’s promotion! With your love and support, his or her hard work and dedication have paid off. Take the next step.


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Recent Blogs

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

August 19, 2019

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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Preparing Your Family for Deployment

April 17, 2019

Handling the myriad of activities leading to a deployment is daunting! You may find yourself juggling necessary household tasks, dealing with emotional stress, and managing financial changes because of the change. Here are five key financial planning actions to take before your spouse deploys. Communicate About Your Finances Make sure you are on the same…

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