Tag: Veteran Life

05 November

Getting a VA loan after filing bankruptcy or going through foreclosure is something most people don?t anticipate happening to them. Either situation can make things more difficult for potential borrowers financially moving forward. Your credit score takes a hit and if you do obtain credit again, interest rates could be high making monthly payments even […]

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30 March

Victims of abuse can feel isolated and discouraged. For the families of military service members, this isolation can be more intense when living far from extended family and close friends. If you’ve bravely decided to leave an abusive relationship, transitional compensation is a financial benefit that can help you move and get back on your […]

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30 March

Congress recently approved changes to the 529 Plan tax code and law that would open it up for private K-12 education expenses. (That seems pretty awesome, considering how much time military families spend stressing about where to send their children to school.) Not so fast, though. These rule changes are so new that there is a lot […]

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30 March

“Military transition.” How can such an innocent pair of words be so loaded? As you prepare for your family’s move from military to civilian life, you probably feel like there are 11 million huge decisions to make. Where are you going to live? Do you have a job? How will your family adjust? What about […]

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30 March

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by looking beyond phones and screens for simple activities together. Make family time count and try something as simple as going for a walk together. It will pay off in more ways than one. Take a family walk or […]

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30 March

You’ll need to take only a few basic things when you head off to basic training – everything else will be provided for you. Your recruiter will give you a list of what you must take and what you definitely shouldn’t pack. Basic training is your first chance to follow orders, so read your recruit […]

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30 March

If military families are experts on anything it’s traveling. Whether we’re PCS’ing cross-country, taking a road trip to visit family, or sneaking away for a post-deployment vacation, we’re always on the go. Traveling is even more fun when you find great discounts to help you out along the way. Military families also have access to […]

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30 March

While sitting at the desk in our home office. my spouse yelled down the hall, “Where’s the scotch tape?” At times like this, wouldn’t it be nice to have a little more organization around the house? I’m looking at you, “catch-all” drawer. For our military family, there is no better time than the present for […]

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30 March

WASHINGTON — During peak moving season Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help. “Plan My Move,”  is the next generation of DoD’s Military Homefront tools to provide an integrated “e-moving” solution, officials said. Moving to a new community can be a stressful event for all service and family members,” […]

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30 March

You’re learning a lot of new skills in the military, and money management should be one of them. As a service member, you may earn more, get special duty pay or have new expenses. It’s your money. Make the most of it by creating a financial plan. Staying on top of your finances is important […]

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