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Boots to Business Suit: A Veterans Day Memoir

Ten years ago on Veterans Day, I was still an eager young Captain, my rank newly pinned on, and proud to don my uniform on the Air Force flightline every day as an aircraft maintenance officer. I … [Read more...]

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Poll: Should Your Troop’s Career Be Most Important?

I have a problem: in the fight for career-priority, my service member wins every single time. In my equal-career fantasy world my soldier and I balance our careers against each other, split our … [Read more...]

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Why The Low Expectations for Military Spouses?

I had a big league career. Watching my daughter switch to softball this year made me realize that I’d been traded into the minor leagues. How does that happen to military spouses like us? I have … [Read more...]

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9 Ways to Get Hired Now, Military Spouse

After five rounds of interviews and a test that I passed with flying colors, I was rejected from my dream job at a public relations firm in Washington, D.C. I was told it was because there wasn’t … [Read more...]

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What You Wish You Knew BEFORE Starting a Business

I don’t regret starting my business Powerhouse Planning at all, but Lord knows I wish I’d had an article like this two years ago helping me make wise decisions. That said…I’m sucking up my … [Read more...]

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YDU: Graduate School Grant for Military Spouses?

Why didn't you tell me there was a graduate school grant for military spouses?  As a teenager, I believed you had to be extremely smart or wealthy to attend a college or university. I was neither, so … [Read more...]

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MSJDN Conference Helps Spouses Make the Right Moves

Three moves in five years. A resume filled with time gaps and a string of unrelated past positions. Limited job opportunities at some duty stations. Repeated fees for relicensing. The dreaded … [Read more...]

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Win Grant for Your Military Spouse Business

At the Military Spouse Business Association, we think there is no better feeling in the world than giving a new or growing business the money they need to keep plowing ahead. We are so excited to … [Read more...]

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DoD to Help You Turn Experience Into College Credit

The Defense Department is adding a new facet to the their Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program that aims to help you turn life experiences into college credit: portfolio credit for … [Read more...]

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Military Spouse Teachers Share Best Practices

Over the past 17 years as an Air Force Spouse, I found several challenges in transferring my teaching certification to my new state. Additional classes, added tests, and financial requirements in the … [Read more...]

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‘Power Hour’ Helps Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

Sometimes it isn't until other people start showing up that you learn what you have is truly a great idea. That's how it worked for Army spouse Alana Le. Like many Army wives, Alana married her … [Read more...]

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44 States Now Offer Military Spouse License Help

If you're a military spouse who holds a professional license, military moves are only getting easier. That's because 44 states now offer some kind of professional licensing help, while 11 have … [Read more...]

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Your Perfect Time for College? Try Now!

You want a degree and you have waited for the right time to get started. Supporting your spouse’s military career, raising children, a move on the horizon – it’s easy to postpone your goals when … [Read more...]

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Law Gives Dependent GI Bill Users In-State Tuition

A bill recently signed into law makes it so anyone using the post-9/11 GI Bill will receive in-state tuition rates regardless of how long they have lived in the state. The federal government can't … [Read more...]

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Back To School Mommy: 5 Lifehacks for Your Military Family

When Mommy (or Daddy) goes back to school in a military family, all hell can break loose at home.  It is a Law of Nature, people. In order to add big things to family life, something’s gotta … [Read more...]

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Want a Government Job? There May be Hope

If you've been in the market for a government employee job on or near your military base over the last few months, you have been feeling pretty frustrated. Government budget cuts have not only meant … [Read more...]

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Military Spouse Teachers: Join the Conversation

I have met so many Military Spouse Teachers like me over the years. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a high school English teacher. It wasn’t only an interest, but a passion and a … [Read more...]

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Booted Hickam Spouse Wins New Contract Process

A military spouse owned small fitness business that was given the boot from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Hawaii in late May after a contract was instead awarded to different company has … [Read more...]