Helping Military Families Make The Most of Their Money

Each year, thousands of military families execute a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move to a location that is outside the Continental United States (OCONUS.)  Despite a generous array of allowances, there are still plenty of out-of-pockets costs.  Careful planning can help you to ensure that you keep those non-reimbursed expenses to a minimum. Learn
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While neither a banker, an economist, or a philospher, Rudyard Kipling was a very smart man.  He also had a wide variety of experiences in life, living in India, England, and American, and traveling extensively.  We’ve all heard the phrase, “spend less than you earn.”  Kipling makes the same sentiment sound elegant and thoughtful. “All
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Well, that whole book giveaway thing didn’t flip anyone’s skirt, so I’m going to try a different tactic on Wednesday.  Using all those books I’ve got on my bookshelves, I’m going to create some easy worksheets that you can use to organized and improve your financial situation.  You can read the post and just get
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Being able to stay home with your children is a blessing to the whole family, but sometimes your bank account can feel a little stretched. What if you could find a way to make a little extra money while still keeping your primary job as a cuddle-giver, laundry conductor, face washer and dinner maker? If
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I can not find any attribution to this quote, but I love it anyway. “Rich people stay rich by living like they’re broke. Broke people stay broke by living like they’re rich.” I know you know people who fit this quote; either very wealthy folks who don’t talk about it, or people who act like
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Still cleaning out my bookcases, and this week I have the fabulous Jean Chatzky’s Make Money, Not Excuses: Wake Up, Take Charge, and Overcome Your Financial Fears Forever to give away.  This book is targetted at a female population, but its messages are good for everyone. Things I love about this book:  It is simple, and
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Online shopping has become big business, and it continues to grow.  Sixty percent of shoppers report that they are moving more towards online shopping.  I love shopping online because it saves me the hassle of dealing with crowded shopping malls and difficult people.  It also often saves me money. While I think that I am
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Some of you may have read The Fellowship of the Rings by the author J. R. R. Tolkien.  Two of the main characters are a wizard named Gandalf and a hobbit named Frodo.  In the beginning of book one, Frodo and Gandalf are discussing the difficult situation in which they find themselves. “I wish it need
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And the Random.org number generator says….. 2!  Congratulations to Danielle Porter! Well, we’re under 10 months until our next move.  As usual, I’ll be clearing out my bookcases and giving away everything that isn’t essential.  This week’s giveaway is of Suze Orman’s The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke. It isn’t my favorite-ever
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I just came back from FinCon, the financial writer’s conference.  It is always really interesting to see what blogs and companies catch my eye.  The big winner this year was Republic Wireless, because it seems like their service could solve several of the unique problems that military families face every day. Republic Wireless is a
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