Navigating VA Loans

Making the decision to buy a home can be exciting, scary, and very stressful, particularly for first-time buyers. Educating yourself prior to making an offer makes the whole process a lot less stressful (but still very exciting and a tad bit scary!). VA loans are available to service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses. Many […]

Heading to a Small Military Base?

We‚Äôve all heard the saying that every duty station is what you make of it. This certainly holds true when it comes to small military bases. Moving from a larger base to a smaller one can sometimes leave us feeling underwhelmed. The amenities on smaller bases are generally not as ample, and there aren‚Äôt as […]

PCS Tax Deductibles

Tax season is upon us and while it often leads to cringing at the thought we‚Äôve pulled together information for you on deductibles that you should be mindful of following a PCS move. ¬†¬†First and foremost, save all moving expense receipts.¬† While these may not be required at the time of filing your taxes, you […]

PCSing With Children

This article was contributed by guest poster Rebecca Hustad, licensed mental health professional. Read more about her at the end of this post. Change can be difficult for most people, we don‚Äôt like to get into the shower and we do not like getting out. Moving is a time of many change and often is¬† […]

Five Things To Do When Researching New Duty Stations

As PCS Season ramps up, many military families are researching new bases and communities as they compare order options. This can be a very exciting and also a very nerve-wracking time for many of us. While many of you have research for moving down to a science, we’ve identified five essential tasks you should tackle […]

5 DITY Tips to Make Moving Easier

Guest blogger, Jo, is the creator and owner of blog, Jo, My Gosh! Read more about her at the end of this post. Most people, when hearing that my husband and I had decided to try a DITY move for our first PCS, tried to persuade us to rethink our decision. After all, we had […]

PCS Guide Cover Shot Contest

Production for our 2014 PCS Guide is in high gear and we can’t wait to share what we have! However, we’re still on the hunt for a new cover photo and only the best will do! Last year’s PCS Guide was courtesy of Toby Keathley Photography and, although we’re not counting on it, we’re hoping […]

VA Loan Basics

As we gear up for PCS Season, many military families who are moving to new duty stations are considering buying homes with their VA Loans. Today’s guest blogger is an expert in these types of mortgages and can offer a few words of wisdom to first time – and repeat – home buyers. The VA […]

Budgeting with BAH

BAH Basics 2014 Rates This year’s surprising five percent average jump in BAH rates have many military families – even those of us who have been around a while – taking a closer look at Base Area Housing allowances and what they actually mean for our families and lifestyle ( and even upcoming PCS moves.) […]

Prepare for Your PCS with UShip’s eBook “Easing the Stress of Moving for Military Families”

When we get our PCS Orders, the first thing we tend to do is get as educated as possible about the gaining duty station, then we focus on the process of moving ‚Äì the logistics. You can never have too many resources at hand to help you. And, if you‚Äôre anything like me, you tend […]