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Poll: Do You Give Your Child Too Much Money?

Do you give your kid enough money, not quite enough or is your kid totally spoiled? According to his longtime girlfriend (who should know cuz she helps spoil him) my son is spoiled. Her evidence? … [Read more...]

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Poll: Iraq is Back? We Got Punked

Drawdown is a "believe it when I see it" sort of thing for me. And I was just starting to buy in. So little of our battalion is deploying on this rotation that, just a few months out, they haven't … [Read more...]

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Poll: Have You Used The GI Bill, Spouse?

Under the 9/11 GI Bill, military members can transfer their benefits to dependents including spouses. Yet, according to the 2014 Military Spouse Employment Report from MOAA, more than half of all … [Read more...]

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Poll: Is Your Military Husband a Good Father?

One of the best pieces of marriage advice I ever read came from Dr. Scott Haltzman. In his book, The Secrets of Happily Married Men, Haltzman put it this way: “Be Home Now. To win your wife’s … [Read more...]

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POLL: Is the Spouse Sisterhood a Myth?

Marry into the military and someone is sure to tell you how she envies all the support you receive.  Seriously?  Support?  Is that what you call it? In response to a recent blog post about … [Read more...]

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Poll: Take a Military Career Sabbatical?

A planned Air Force pilot program would allow both officer and enlisted airmen to take up to three years off to start a family or complete other goals, like education, Military.com reports. The … [Read more...]

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Poll: Tell Us What You Think About Pay, Benefit Changes

As military spouses we know that pay and benefits are the most important issues in our homes. They may not be something we think about every waking hour, but they are what make this military life … [Read more...]

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Poll: Combine the Commissary and Exchange?

The CEO of Army and Air Force Exchange (AAFES) has officially proposed combining with the commissary in an effort to save them from the higher prices and potential closings under a new potential … [Read more...]

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Poll: What Are You Doing With Your Tax Refund?

My friends who attack their finances with the precision of a money ninja think tax refunds are for the birds. They have figured out their paychecks just so – and manage to not give their federal and … [Read more...]

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Poll: Commissary Prices Will Likely Go Up Under New Budget

Defense officials confirmed Feb. 24 what you've been hearing -- that the commissary is about to see a budget cut so major that it will be forced to raise prices. The commissary system will be given … [Read more...]

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Poll: Does Girlfriend Trump Mom at Homecoming

When it comes to having your in-laws visit during homecoming, we stand pretty firm:  Don’t do it. But what about girlfriends, boyfriends and significant others? Do they trump parents, … [Read more...]

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Poll: Does Military Life Get Any Better?

Her question kind of stumped me. When a military spouse at a book club meeting in South Carolina asked me if military life ever got any better, I jumped right in with my answer: YES! Of course, … [Read more...]

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Poll: What Military Life Issue Worries You the Most?

Our readers are always telling us about the parts of military life that worry them most. They care about the commissary. They worry about how deployment has affected their children and their … [Read more...]

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Poll: Is Going Back to School a Waste of Money?

Every tenth of the month, I sit down at my computer, check my student loan bill, and empty my bank account to pay off my monthly installment. I loved school, I'm glad I have my degree and can attest … [Read more...]

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Poll: How Has the Military Helped YOU Transition?

We've heard it over and over again from Defense Department leadership: the military is drawing down. Servicemembers will be transitioning out. Cuts to personnel are coming. Some reenlistments won't be … [Read more...]

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Poll: Tricare May Close In-Person Service Offices

Tricare may permanently close all of their stateside in-person service centers early next spring in a move aimed at saving money. The centers, located in free-standing buildings or within military … [Read more...]

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Poll: Bribe Your Kids To Exercise Much?

I would love to push my skinny little sixth grader outside, lock the screen door behind him, and strongly encourage the boy to go play in the woods. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that the only person … [Read more...]

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Poll: Would You Be Happier Outside the Military?

Happiness is a finicky thing. We spend hours of our days, often subconsciously, pursuing things because they make us happy. Heck, the U.S. was formed, at least in very small part, to protect the ever … [Read more...]