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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 […]

Find Out What I’m NOT Doing This Summer!

Find Out What I’m NOT Doing This Summer!

Today I’m guest-posting at NextGenMilSpouse.com!  Check out the 10 Things This Military Spouse Is Not Doing This Summer!  

The Interview:  Walk Out with a Bang or Go Down in Flames?

The Interview: Walk Out with a Bang or Go Down in Flames?

Your awesome resume snagged you this interview at your dream job and now you’re in the homestretch of your hour-long interview.  You came prepared and dazzled the interview panel with your experience and ability to answer their questions on the fly.  You know you’ve really […]

Father’s Day Gifts for Military Dads – That Won’t Break the Bank

Father’s Day Gifts for Military Dads – That Won’t Break the Bank

Father’s Day is the third Sunday of June and that’s just around the corner!   In fact, this year it’s June 18th.  Everyone wants to show the dads in their lives a little appreciation on Father’s Day, but finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to […]

How I Resuscitated My 10-Year-Old Resume

How I Resuscitated My 10-Year-Old Resume

  Job hunting for military spouses is difficult enough. Don’t make it any more difficult with an outdated resume. Make sure your resume is updated to reflect how awesome you are. Let know future employers know you have the skill for the job. The Perpetual […]

DECODING YOUR CREDIT – Part III PROTECT YOUR CREDIT

DECODING YOUR CREDIT – Part III PROTECT YOUR CREDIT

In this series on credit, we’ve taken a look at understanding the basics of a credit score and methods to boost your score.  This post will teach you strategies for protecting it, and finally the series will end with a Q&A session with Jessica, a Mortgage Banking […]

DECODING YOUR CREDIT – Part II BOOST YOUR CREDIT

DECODING YOUR CREDIT – Part II BOOST YOUR CREDIT

In this series on credit scores, we’re taking a look at understanding the basics of a credit score, methods to boost your score, strategies for protecting it, and finally a Q&A session with Jessica, a Mortgage Banking Officer with BBVA Compass. PART II:  BOOST YOUR […]