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

By Team Member / August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 Post-9/11 GI Bill's Transferability Rules

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

By Team Member / July 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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

By Team Member / May 7, 2019 / 1 Comment

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

By Team Member / April 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Reunite Family & Finances Post Deployment

Reuniting Family and Finances Post Deployment

By Team Member / April 17, 2019 / 1 Comment

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

Preparing Your Family for Deployment

By Team Member / April 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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5 Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview

By Team Member / April 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Interviewing can be a nerve-wracking experience for the most seasoned worker. The process can be especially challenging for military spouses who also have to deal with frequent moves and finding a job wherever the military moves them. Here are five tips to help you excel at your next job interview. Be Prepared This is your…

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17 Smart Ways to Reduce Spending

By Team Member / April 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

We would all like to find creative ways to reduce our spending, right? Maybe it means we’ll have a little extra money for that family trip, or we’ll be able to put more away for retirement. Here are 17 smart and effective ways to reduce your spending. Consider a Budget, Cutting Back 1. Make sure…

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