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Military Saves…

Ouch! Have you filled your tank recently? Gas in southern California is approaching $4/gallon. The unemployment numbers just came out and well, military spouses are not immune. Cheryl’s hours were cut. Abby lost her job to workforce reduction. Tiffany PCS’d with her husband and cannot find a job. Her income is sorely missed. Jason and Melanie PCS’d. They owned their home in Norfolk and could not sell it prior to PCS’ing. Now they are paying a mortgage on their first house and rent on their second. How are your finances? Our service members may be secure in their job, how secure is yours? More than ever it is important to “pay yourself’ first. Pay myself? Yup, pay ourselves … as in savings. There is a Department of Defense (DoD) supported initiative … Read entire article »

Filed under: DoD Blogger Round Table

Keeper of the Checkbook

“He has no idea where we are financially,” observed National Guard wife Stephanie. “I’m not asking him to take over the finances just be a part of the discussion.” Let’s face it, with the aggressive deployment schedule of Active Duty, Guard and Reserve components the military spouse becomes the ‘keeper of the checkbook.’ I took over the responsibility of the family finances during my husband’s first deployment. The original plan was Scott would take it over upon his return.  Read more here. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ameriforce Publishing