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AAR: Lessons Learned from a Military Wife’s First Year as a Mom

AAR: Lessons Learned from a Military Wife’s First Year as a Mom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own. Now that my son is a newly minted preschooler, I’m able to reflect on my first phase of motherhood, “the […]

Passion Planning 101: A Step by Step Guide

Passion Planning 101: A Step by Step Guide

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful.   On January 1st each year, many of us make […]

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. I love to read and I love when I find […]

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

Although Her Money Moves was created on a whim one day in March 2017, it wasn’t an afterthought. I wanted to share my personal finance and career experiences as a military spouse for quite some time. I also had a secret dream to write professionally.  […]

Hey Military Spouse: This is Why You Need to Understand the Blended Retirement System

Hey Military Spouse: This is Why You Need to Understand the Blended Retirement System

Hey Military Spouse, you’ve probably heard some buzz over the past few months about the new military retirement system aka the Blended Retirement System aka the BRS. If your servicemember has fewer than 12 years of service as of 1 January 2018, they will get […]

Guest Post: Iceland on a Budget

Guest Post: Iceland on a Budget

Guest Post & Photos by Laura Frasse Back when I was a single lady living in New York City, my co-workers and I would often dream about places for a quick getaway. Living in New York City had its many perks, but I longed for […]

The Blended Retirement System Roundup

The Blended Retirement System Roundup

At just over a month away, the Blended Retirement System (BRS) opt-in date is looming in front of us. From 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018, servicemembers with fewer than 12 years of service or Reservists with fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of […]

Plan. Choose. Give. Quick Thoughts on Charitable Donations

Plan. Choose. Give. Quick Thoughts on Charitable Donations

I talk a lot about how personal finance is personal. As we come upon this season of giving, I want to say that charitable giving is also personal. How much you give, when you give, and to whom you give is up to you. Whether […]

My Micro Investing Experiment: Three Real Life Examples

My Micro Investing Experiment: Three Real Life Examples

Micro Investing Trending right now among financial apps is the concept of micro saving or “round-up” savings apps. Open an account and the app’s robo-saver will add a few dollars a week into your savings account. Or you can have the app round-up the change […]

Four Awesome Things About the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Four Awesome Things About the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

The Awesomeness of the TSP The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a defined-contribution savings plan. English please. In plain language that means it’s a plan that both you and your employer can contribute to. How much you accumulate in your TSP will depend solely on […]