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 […]

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 […]

Curb Appeal

‚ÄúCurb Appeal‚Äù is a phrase that is tossed around a great deal in the realm of real estate. In general, curb appeal refers to a home‚Äôs outward appearance and the kind of initial impression it provides. Many real estate professionals agree first impressions can mean the difference between a sale and a pass. However, this […]

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 […]

How to Save on Your Next Move: A Military Perspective

My name is Jesse Vasquez and my time spent as an officer with the United States Army was littered with cross-country moves. The moves I made in my career, as with most military PCS moves (Permanent Change of Station), were eventful, exciting, stressful and painful. ¬†Anyone in the military can recall how frustrating it 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 […]

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 […]

Top Winter DIY Home Improvement Projects

If you’re looking to sell your home this spring, you’re likely considering a few DIY projects to give your home a facelift and edge in the market. If the outdoor weather in your area keeps you stuck indoors, it’s the perfect time to tackle our list of winter home improvement projects. Energy-Saving Projects¬† If you […]

Parenting and PCSing Around the Holidays

  Traveling and PCSing in the winter and around the busy holiday season can come with many unforeseen challenges. Settling into a new duty station, coping with holidays without family and friends and other speed bumps in a military family’s “normal” way of life can especially complicate the already-daunting task of parenting. Childcare requires trust […]

Your Best Thanksgiving In a New Duty Station

It may be easier than you think to make Thanksgiving the best it can be in a new duty station. Moving to a new duty station is always a stressful event for service members and their families. For those who are slated to do their moving during the December PCS Season, this may mean planning […]