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...]


Coast Guard Shut Down Signals Lack of Respect for America

Just yesterday while taking about the Department of Homeland Security funding issues I candidly said to my co-worker "If I had the opportunity to meet and actually speak with President Obama or … [Read more...]


Exchanges’ Customer Services Scores Tank — Here’s Why

If you were paying very close attention last week (or read Military.com Feb. 21) you might have heard that a new report says that the Exchange tied with WalMart for the worst customer service score in … [Read more...]


Army Launches New 2015 Community Services Family Survey

If you are still operating on the hope that all the feedback surveys the military asks us to take actually do something, we've got another one for you, this time from Army Community Services … [Read more...]


Free Advice to a Mars Spouse from a MilSpouse

You may have heard about the 100 people who have been selected to go on a ONE WAY trip to Mars. That’s right. They know they are NEVER coming back. And they’re totally cool with … [Read more...]


Pick Your Own Cuts: Tricare Changes

Among the many budget cut proposals that have popped up this year, the one that would have the biggest day-to-day impact on the lives of everyone -- active duty families, Guard and Reserve users and … [Read more...]


What You Need to Know About the Clay Hunt Law

They pop up on my Facebook news feed far too often. This soldier got out last year. This Marine had such a bright future ahead of him. This one struggled and we knew it -- and we did what we could. … [Read more...]


ISIS Threatened Me But They Didn’t Win

It's not every day that you can say "Today I got a personalized tweet from someone claiming to be with ISIS." And that's probably a good thing. It happened like this:  The Twitter account of a … [Read more...]


Commissary WIC in Asia Expands to Off-Base

If you are a user of the commissary WIC program in Asia, you may have noticed recently that when it comes to using your benefits on eggs, well ... you can't. But now officials have a … [Read more...]


Poll: Free Birth Control for all MilSpouses, Troops?

If you're a military spouse or female service member, accessing birth control can be expensive, depending on what brand or type you want to use. But a few lawmakers are trying to change that. Right … [Read more...]


Benefit Cuts for 2016: What it Means

It seems like every time you turn around there's another set of folks proposing or putting in place some kind of unnerving cut to military family benefits. I mean, didn't you JUST read this blog post … [Read more...]


What Does It Mean to Be Ignored at the Super Bowl?

Did you notice how the military was virtually absent from Super Bowl XLIX? It was weird. For the past 13 years, it has seemed like every other Super Bowl commercial featured Marines, soldiers, … [Read more...]


Big Suggested Benefit Changes: What They Mean

It was the day all of us benefits nerds were waiting for -- Jan. 29 the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) released its report and recommendations to Congress on … [Read more...]


Another Commissary Food Shortage: Poultry in Asia

Commissary shoppers in South Korea and Japan may soon be noticing a commissary food shortage of chicken, turkey, eggs and items that contain those ingredients (like pot pies, lunch meat, hot dogs, … [Read more...]


Why Taxes Aren’t So Crazy for Military Families

If you’ve been listening to personal finance news at all recently, you’ve probably heard two things about this tax season – it’s going to be complicated for most people, and the Internal … [Read more...]


Huge Proposed 2016 Commissary Cuts: What They Mean

A leaked draft cuts proposal from the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to the Defense Department shows one thing very clearly: cuts are likely going to happen, and they are not going to be … [Read more...]


BAH Changes and On-Base Housing: What it Means

You probably heard the news on Military.com last week that military leaders are working with privatized housing for two major changes. First, they are no longer going to be covering renters insurance … [Read more...]


Disability Help Added to Exchange Gas Stations

If you are a disabled military member or military family member who either has trouble getting out of your car to pump gas or getting the attention of a gas station attended to do it for you, life is … [Read more...]