Volunteering Gets You a Job? Yes!

Nine years ago we decided I would leave my job and stay home with our children. At that time I knew my unemployment wasn’t forever and that someday I would return to work when the time was right. We … [Read more...]


Making the Right Moves to Maintain Your Career

My husband will rotate from his current assignment in about six months, but new orders are nowhere on the horizon. So how’s a girl supposed to plan the next phase of her career when we don’t even … [Read more...]


You Could Impact Spouse Federal Hiring

It's probably no surprise to you as a military spouse, but many in the civilian community don't realize it: researchers at the National Defense Research Institute (RAND) uncovered differences in … [Read more...]


Speak to Power, Connect at These Fall Events

A series of two events from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in two different locations may be just the ticket you need to meet like-minded spouses, hear some great ideas, connect … [Read more...]


Want That Personal Touch? Check Out This Job Board

There are a lot of job boards out there for military spouses, including one run by the Department of Defense with major, nationwide employers committed to (or claiming to be committed to) hiring … [Read more...]


Teach for America Looking for a Few Good MilSpouses

You are a teacher. You are a military spouse. You like helping kids learn and you like moving your career forward. But mostly you like having a job – mostly you just like getting paid. But … [Read more...]


Spouse Employment LinkedIn Discussions Are a Win

A series of relaxed online discussions with military spouse friendly employers and employment insiders could just be the key landing your next job. That, at least, is what officials with the Defense … [Read more...]


Volunteering Gets You a Job? Maybe

At some point, someone has probably advised you to do some volunteering in order to fill gaps in your resume when you’re having trouble finding work. Someone has said 'volunteering gets you a job.' … [Read more...]


7 Military Spouse Employment Transition Tips

Transitioning to the civilian workforce can be a challenge for many veterans, along with their families. I know this first hand, coming from a Air Force family, being married to an Army veteran and … [Read more...]


Uber Rolls Out MilSpouse Driver Push

The idea behind companies like Uber and Lyft is pretty simple: you drive your own car, they hook you up via smart phone with someone needing a ride, you pick them up and take them where they are … [Read more...]


Transfer That GI Bill Now: The Big New Benefit Risk

Think your favorite GI Bill perks, like being able to transfer it to other family members, are safe? Think again. There are two kinds of military pay and benefits: the kind that Congress … [Read more...]


Military Wives Really ‘Most Sought After Surrogates?’

As many as 30 percent of all U.S. based surrogates are military wives. Or at least that's what some recent news articles would have you believe. Thanks to our penchant for sitting around doing … [Read more...]


Secrets You Can Use To Start Your Own Business

How do you take the talents and skills that you have and turn them into real money? That’s the question radio personality and social media marketer Kristen Robinson poses to the ten successful … [Read more...]


Why You Should Hit the MOAA Spouse Career Event

Remember that stay-at-home mom business? It ends. My first born is heading off to college and my second will be a junior in the fall. My servicemember is looking at PCS orders again. We will move this … [Read more...]


The (Un)Written Lessons I Learned in Grad School

I was asked recently by a fellow military spouse whether earning a graduate degree was worth the time and effort involved. The question is very broad, and the answer truly depends on you and your … [Read more...]


Uncle Sam Could Credit You $500 After a PCS

Are you a military spouse with a career that requires a professional license? Your life could be about to get $500 better. So you moved across the country -- again. You managed to check all the … [Read more...]


Leaving SpouseBuzz: 7 Lucky Things I Learned From You

After a three-year tour as SpouseBuzz editor and Director of Spouse and Family Programs for Military.com, I am moving on. Gah. That kills me to say. It is as wrenching as every one of our 16 PCS … [Read more...]


MyCAA: Can Free Spouse Tuition Program Be Saved?

Military family programs that are not used have a bad tendency to get cut. When only one in five qualified spouses used the MyCAA spouse tuition program, you gotta wonder: Can it be saved? Or, maybe, … [Read more...]