Facebook groups are wonderful things that most people probably don’t use to their full advantage. With a group, you can control who is in the group and even if the group can be found via search. This makes it perfect for chatting or sharing things that you don’t want everyone to see. 1. To Keep In Touch With Friends and Family Use groups to … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons Military Spouses Benefit From Facebook Groups
Archives for June 2015
1.3% Pay Raise Coming In 2016. The White House and Senate FY 2016 budget proposals provide a whopping 1.3% military pay raise above the 2015 military pay rates. While the House of Representatives has sweetened the pot and propose to increase military pay by 2.3%. Once Congress comes to an agreement and signed into law by the President, the 2016 … [Read more...] about The 2016 Military Pay Chart
The Army Combat Engineer School sets the example, by officially opening training seats for women. Combat engineers now open to females, adding more than 20,000 additional positions open to women! In accordance with the The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA); Available Combat Arms (CA) Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) for Female … [Read more...] about 12B Combat Engineer Officially Opens To Women
Most of my e-mail this month has been about military retirement and disability compensation. Three different readers write: Reader #1: I am a Reserve member with 18 yrs 10 months of qualifying service. 12+ years are active duty time. I was just mobilized and was injured during training. The injury is listed as a grounds for a medical board. … [Read more...] about Should You Choose Medical Separation Or Retirement From The Reserves
I've heard stories and answered questions about financial independence for well over a decade. I realized pretty quickly that I'd never hear it all, but I have to admit that this reader comment on the REDUX post rocked me back on my heels a little. It's a very logical question, yet the consequences would set the servicemember back several … [Read more...] about Can Choosing REDUX Guarantee A Military Retirement?
Over 3.3 million high school students graduated this year, and nearly two-thirds of them started college. Another 1.8 million college students are receiving their bachelor's degrees. Nearly 200,000 of all those young adults will join the military. They also have another new life project: building a credit score. A few of these servicemembers are … [Read more...] about How To Build Your Credit Score After Joining The Military