November is Military Family Appreciation Month!

Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month.¬†This annual proclamation marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s servicemembers. Throughout the month of November, military families […]

Day of the Deployed

October 26th marks National Day of the Deployed- a day to honor all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country and acknowledges their families that they are separated from. National Day of the Deployed was founded in 2006 by […]

Secrets for a Successful Military Transition

There are five steps we recommend every transitioning service member consider as they contemplate the move out of uniform: plan, adjust, search wisely, network, and manage expectations. 1. It is your transition, take it upon yourself to plan and get it done If you are used to the mission mindset of the military, make your […]

Planning for Retirement at Any Age

With the average life expectancy 30 years longer today than it was 100 years ago, saving adequate funds to live comfortably through a long retirement has become more challenging. Consider the following four snapshots of typical families in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Compare their stories to your own to determine whether you’re on […]

Charity Highlight- USO (United Service Organization)

The USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization. The USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. It’s not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO. For […]

Building a PCS Binder

Anytime you move, it helps to be organized. When you move once a year, it is essential. Living the Army life,¬†I knew it would come with its fair share of moving. For us, though,¬†it has meant 4 moves in under 4 years and I think by now I‚Äôve gotten pretty good at it. The most […]

Military and Mid-Career? It’s Never Too Late to Start Saving (by Kisha A. Taylor)

By Kisha A. Taylor, Writer/Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board At some point in your military career you may have heard about the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and some of its advantages, but perhaps saving for retirement wasn‚Äôt a priority. Then one day, you realize you‚Äôre closer to retirement age than you thought and discover […]

35 DIY Projects to Make Your House a Home

Being a part of the military means guaranteed and relatively frequent moves. No one wants to stay in a house that doesn’t feel like a home, but maybe you don’t know how long of a stay you have. Here you’ll find 35 do-it-yourself projects to make any house feel like it’s right where you and […]

Ten Back-to-School Deals for Military Families

Summer is winding down and school is right around the corner which means so is back-to-school shopping! It’s fun for children because they get new school supplies, outfits, and to see all their friends again. For parents on the other hand, it can get expensive quickly! Maybe you have more than one child that is […]

Want to Bring Your Vehicle to Your New Station?

Changing stations is part of military life and you likely want to bring all your belongings with you. Here are some tips for shipping your vehicle overseas to your next destination and resources for additional information: 1. The Rules: You are eligible to ship a single POV if: – you are a member of the […]