Category: Resources

26 January

President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on November 25, 2015. Before both houses of Congress approved the bill, a large part of the public debate centered on the military retirement system and how it desperately needed change to save the Department of Defense on rising annual pension costs, while […]

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25 January

Military Spouse Education Benefits The military, government, schools, and private organizations offer many ways for military spouses to obtain an education.  These means include financial assistance, school guidance, assessment tools, career exploration, and much more.  Here are many of the options available to military spouses seeking education benefits. Helpful Guide To Military Spouse Education Benefits […]

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25 January

Ideas For Making Meals In Your Hotel One thing is consistent for (almost) all military members:  moving.  And moving often means a few days, or months, living in a hotel or other temporary accommodation.  Very few people want to eat out every meal, every day.  And who can afford it? Fortunately, it is possible to […]

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24 January

Years before you hang up your uniform and leave active-duty military service, you will need to make a major decision about your retirement pay. If you entered on or after Aug. 1, 1986, you’ll be asked around your 15th year of service to choose between two different retirement plans. The High-36 retirement plan is so named […]

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24 January

A standard enhanced health benefits plan is generally available to all enrolled veterans. Like other standard health care plans, the Medical Benefits Package emphasizes preventive and primary care, offering a full range of outpatient and inpatient services. The following is a summary of the Veteran’s Medical Benefits Package: Veteran’s Medical Benefits Package Overview Veteran’s Medical […]

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23 January

When it comes to the art of moving, military spouses have it down. Every few years–if you’re lucky enough to stay somewhere for that long–we break out of notebooks, spreadsheets, and Post-Its.  The physical act of moving begins to feel mechanical at some point. But what about the emotional? What happens when all you want […]

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23 January

Step One: Choose Your Career Path Wisely In today’s job market the type of degree can make all the difference, especially if you are hoping to land one of the current “Hot Jobs” listed below. NEW CAREER PATH OR SAME CAREER PATH? You have two main career choices: you can stick with a civilian version […]

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23 January

It is America’s dirty little secret: we are spenders, not savers. Everyday the headlines tell us more than half of Americans wish they had started saving for retirement earlier. In reality, even those who are saving probably are not saving enough. Plus the safety net of the traditional employer-sponsored pension plan is being cut back […]

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23 January

The purpose of advance pay is to give funds to a member to meet extraordinary expenses incident to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). It is intended to assist with the out-of-pocket expenses, not typical of day-to-day military living, that precede or exceed reimbursements incurred in a member’s change of duty locations. An advance of […]

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21 January

The day we got orders to live overseas, my husband and I were both excited. We looked forward to new adventures and travel opportunities, great food, and a chance to explore a new culture. But there was also a bit of panic: We were going to spend the next three years living in a foreign […]

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