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Budget-Friendly Gifts That Speak Your Partner’s Love Language

Budget-Friendly Gifts That Speak Your Partner’s Love Language

I’ve never really cared much for Valentine’s Day as an adult. Didn’t like it when I was single, not when I was dating and not even as a married person. I always thought it was a cheesy, Hallmark Holiday that involved blowing your budget on expensive dinners and drugstore chocolates. Basically, sweating it out, trying to find the perfect gifts for each other.

Power of Attorney 101- Explained in Plain English

Power of Attorney 101- Explained in Plain English

This guest post is written by a military attorney who has over 10 years’ experience as a JAG, and has drafted way too many powers of attorney in their time. The attorney has also seen the good and bad of Power of Attorneys, so the […]

It’s Time to Kick This Notion About Remote Work

It’s Time to Kick This Notion About Remote Work

Guest Post by: Audrey Fairbrother, Marketing Manger, Worldwide101 UPS must be happy.  There’s a box traveling the United States, starting from Colorado, to California, and on to Texas. It keeps moving every few weeks and each time it arrives and the box opens a new […]

Holiday Spending Snapbacks

Holiday Spending Snapbacks

In the fresh light of 2019, is your holiday spending from 2018 sending shock waves through your bank account and credit card bills? Pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve parties all hit in the same quarter of the year. Ouch. If […]

2019 Annual Reading Challenge

2019 Annual Reading Challenge

In 2019, challenge yourself to reading one new book a month. If you’re lost on ideas, here’s a curated list of the books I plan to read.

2019 Military Pay Increase: What the 2.6% Increase Looks Like for Your Family

2019 Military Pay Increase: What the 2.6% Increase Looks Like for Your Family

Good news! Military servicembembers are getting a 2.6% pay increase in 2019! Here’s exactly what’s your pay increase will look like each month.

The Final Month to Opt-In to the Blended Retirement System is Here.

The Final Month to Opt-In to the Blended Retirement System is Here.

This post is sponsored by USAA as part of the military personal finance bloggers #BRSBlitz education campaign. The Final Month to Opt-In to the Blended Retirement System is Here. On Jan. 1, 2018, the military retirement system changed to the Blended Retirement System (BRS). It […]

New! 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

New! 2019 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

Great news for savers and those who wannabe better savers. The IRS announced that retirement plan contribution limits are increasing for 2019. Maybe you are not even close to the annual limits on your retirement savings plans. Or, maybe you consistently max them out. Whatever […]

Rookie Money Mistakes of a Newlywed Military Couple

Rookie Money Mistakes of a Newlywed Military Couple

When my husband and I got married we combined our two separate lives into one. We were DINKs (Dual Income No Kids) with stable jobs, nice salaries, and no credit card debt. Neither of us had any financial skeletons, dirty money secrets or made any huge money mistakes in our past single lives. To me, it all looked like smooth sailing from here on out. If anything, combining our financial lives would make everything easier. After all, two salaries are better than one, right?

5 Ways to Budget for the Holidays

5 Ways to Budget for the Holidays

5 Ways to Budget for the Holidays Guest Post by Chloe N. Moore For the majority of us, the holidays are a season full of opportunities to connect with others and to demonstrate our appreciation for all of the important people in our lives. But […]