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How to Protect Your Personal Finances Now

By Team Member / April 20, 2020 /

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country and world is having a dramatic impact on how we live our lives and function within our communities. Many of us are affected by school and work closures and possibly even stay-at-home orders. Military families may also face additional uncertainty with the Stop Movement order impacting future assignments and…

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2019 Tax Prep: Back to Basics

By Team Member / March 23, 2020 /

It’s tax time again. And while the federal income tax filing deadline for 2019 has been extended to July 15, 2020, that date will be here before you know it. Whether you’re preparing your own taxes or seeking professional assistance, here’s some guidance on what documents you need and where to get additional support to…

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Staying on Track with Your Financial Goals

By Team Member / February 4, 2020 /

You Can Do It! Stay on Track with Your Financial Goals Did you set any financial goals or resolutions for the new year? If so, the end of each month is the perfect time to see if you’re staying on track with your financial goals. Set SMART goals Hopefully, you set goals that were SMART:…

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Start the New Year Right, Set Financial Goals

By Team Member / December 17, 2019 /

As 2019 draws to a close, many of us are looking toward the new year with big plans and aspirations. Carry this excitement over to your finances, too! Set financial goals in the new year to build a stronger financial future for you and your family. The previous year is history. You cannot go back…

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Tackle Unexpected Expenses with an Emergency Fund and Help from Relief Societies

By Team Member / October 28, 2019 /

One of life’s certainties is that it is uncertain, right? Life can throw a curveball in the form of a lost job, vehicle or home repair, health costs, or emergency travel, just to name a few. When these events occur, they can create havoc for a family’s financial stability. However, planning ahead and being familiar…

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Reimbursement for Relicensing Fees Is Here, Milspouses!

By Team Member / 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, the DoD introduced the National Defense Authorization Acts of 2018 and 2020, which allow each branch of service to reimburse military spouses for qualified relicensing…

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

By Team Member / 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 recent survey, families with school-age children spent on average almost $700 in 2019 to equip their kids for…

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

By Team Member / 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

By Team Member / 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!

By Team Member / 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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