Negotiating your salary is a crucial aspect of your professional journey and one that requires careful planning, confidence, and effective communication.
Though it seems that summer has just begun, it may be only a month or six weeks until school begins again where you’re stationed.
The possibility of home buying is always on a military family’s mind because we move so much. The trick to a successful home purchase is early preparation. You want to be sitting on “Go!” when a golden opportunity becomes available.
While searching for your next place to live can be a big chore after a PCS move, the bright side is that it’s temporary. With a rental, you’re looking for a property to meet your needs for the next few years, not a more significant financial investment like buying a home that you plan to hold onto for a decade.
Couponing has always been a saving grace for my family. I watched my grandmother (an Air force wife) cut coupons out of the newspaper growing up, so I was very familiar about making a dollar stretch
You might think it’s up to your landlord to take on all winterizing chores, but in most cases, landlords and renters share the responsibility. Depending on your lease, you might have legal obligations to perform winter maintenance, like draining hose bibs or cleaning the gutters. As a renter, you can do plenty of simple projects to prepare for the colder months that will make you more comfortable while saving money.
AWTR Show #937: Double Feature: “Dispatches from the Cowgirl” & Sponsored Interview with First Command
In her new memoir, “Dispatches from the Cowgirl: Through the Looking Glass with a Navy Diplomat’s Wife,” Julie writes about the eight years she spent living in Africa as the trailing spouse of a Navy Foreign Area Officer and how that leap of faith changed her life forever.
Being a military spouse is already stressful and deployments essentially make them single parents for months or even years at a time. This makes pursuing their own career opportunities increasingly difficult. However flexible work can help them leverage resources to create work flexibility while achieving financial stability.
Hiring our Heroes reports that 33% of military spouses have even lived apart from their spouse in order to seize career opportunities. As more and more Americans are jumping on the flexible work bandwagon, there are ways for military spouses to also reap some of this change in how people work to grow their skill sets while juggling other obligations, including childcare.
As we slowly climb our way out of the pandemic, we have a prime opportunity to restart the charitable giving that many of us were forced to pause during the pandemic. And get this… Those charitable gifts don’t just reap those “feel-good-warm-and-fuzzy” feelings while benefiting the local community, they can also provide some often-unforeseen financial perks.
Mission: Milspouse is a
501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
EIN Number: 88-1604492
P.O. Box 641341
El Paso, TX 79904