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Donate Blood – Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors Now

Donate Blood – Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors Now

How to Help Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Since Friday, millions of Americans have their eyes on Hurricane Harvey and the damage its inflicting to Texas.  Ase we watch Hurricane Harvey with heavy hearts, we wonder how we can help the Lone Star State. Charitable organizations […]

I Got Hacked.  Security Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

I Got Hacked. Security Lessons Learned the Hard Way.

Being a victim of theft is not only a financially annoying and painful. It will leave you feeling violate and vulnerable.  Read about how I was hacked and what I learned from the experience. I was just wrapping up a relaxing weekend trip to the […]

Five New Military Finance Blogs You Need to Know Now

Five New Military Finance Blogs You Need to Know Now

The world of Military Personal Finance blogging is a complex and small niche.   However, a small group of military servicemembers and spouses are making waves in the military finance blogging community with their new blogs.  Each of these blogs are all under a year old.  […]

Financing My Eyes – Seeing Clearly After a 0% Interest Promotion

Financing My Eyes – Seeing Clearly After a 0% Interest Promotion

Last December, I gave myself a gift that I’ve been wanting for a while.  I finally pulled the trigger on correcting my vision with Lasik surgery.  Before surgery, I was practically blind without my glasses or contacts.  I’m telling you, Lasik surgery was life-changing for […]

Want to Work from Home? Prepare the Perfect Pitch.

Want to Work from Home? Prepare the Perfect Pitch.

I love my remote work position and a lot of people always want to know how I “got” it.  Follow me over to Blue Star Families and read about how to Prepare the Perfect Pitch and Work from Home.

Best Apps to Manage Your Money

Best Apps to Manage Your Money

Micro-investing on-the-go? Credit score improvements? Cash Back? Yes please! Follow me over to NextGenMilSpouse an see my top picks for apps that will whip your money into shape.  

Electronic Treasure Hunting:  Search Your Unclaimed Property

Electronic Treasure Hunting: Search Your Unclaimed Property

This week was going down as one of the most financially annoying weeks in history. A thief hacked into my checking and savings accounts over the weekend. However, as I was flipping through my mail yesterday, I saw a letter from an unclaimed property investigator […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

A Walk Down Memory Lane: My Social Security Earnings History

High on my list of things I’m not currently concerned about is my future social security benefit.  I’m usually only thinking about it as I frown while viewing my paycheck and see the FICA-social security and FICA-Medicare tax deductions or when I hear politicians angrily […]

Seven Things Millennial Soldiers Should Be Doing with Their Money Right Now

Seven Things Millennial Soldiers Should Be Doing with Their Money Right Now

Seven Things Millennial Soldiers Should Be Doing with Their Money Right Now Hindsight is always 20/20, so it’s easy for me to dish out this advice now.  However, think of me as your millennial fairy godmother here to tell you don’t make the same mistakes, […]

That One Time I Lost (and Found) $50,000

That One Time I Lost (and Found) $50,000

Retirement savings plans can sound like alphabet soup and with each PCS, I gained a new job and a new retirement savings plans; with another jumble of letters and numbers.  When I worked in the corporate world, I had had a 401(k) plan.  When I […]