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When it comes to preparing for a deployment there are countless resources to go along with those countless situations you will need to prepare for. When it comes to acts of nature there was an article …

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[This is the first installment in a series about the dos and don’ts of non-profit organizations. From making the decision whether to form one or not, to making the best decisions if you do form …

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Editor's Note: The word "civilian" is used to differentiate between military and non-military - we understand that military spouses are civilians and not considered "military." Thank you.    One of my single biggest pet peeves is when …

5 success secrets for military spouse business

In a country where unemployment rates are already dismal, the unemployment rate for military spouses is alarming: 26%, or 3x the national average. Here on Military Spouse Magazine, we explored the unemployment problem last year. Many MilSpouses have …

how i saved enough to buy a house in cash

According to a recent survey done by SunTrust, a quarter of American households earning more than $100,000 a year are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Americans are struggling to save their money and income level can’t be the …

12 mantras everything military spouse should live be

I am a firm believer in the power of a good pep talk. Knowing that someone else is on your team, that they believe in you, is often the best medicine to remedy a mopey …

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Author: Alex Brown, 2015 JB San Antonio Spouse of the Year The story is one we all know well: orders drop and the frantic search for information on your new duty station begins. Whether it’s your …

We currently live in Washington state and my oldest child will be starting kindergarten this upcoming September. We have her enrolled at the same private school she attended preschool for. We will be PCSing to …

financial lessons I learned in my first year of marriage

Money arguments are the number one cause of marriage fights and divorce. Why is it then that there aren’t more obvious pieces of advice for newlyweds? Maybe it’s because newlyweds don’t want to hear it. …

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A wedding is one of the biggest days in your life, but it can also be the biggest expense of your life as well. With all the stress that sometimes comes along with planning a …

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Preparing for the Unknown

deployment

When it comes to preparing for a deployment there are countless resources to go along with those countless situations you will need to prepare for. When it comes to acts of nature there was an article from militaryspouse.com that is a great resource of how to know if you are prepared or not (You can read it here.) Acts of nature are not the only thing you need to prepare for. … [Read more...]

Preparing for the Unknown

Non-Profit 101: To Form an Org, or Not to Form an Org

non-profit 101

[This is the first installment in a series about the dos and don’ts of non-profit organizations. From making the decision whether to form one or not, to making the best decisions if you do form an organization, this series is designed to provide a basic overview to put readers on the right track] Military spouses are a crusading bunch in the best sense of the phrase. … [Read more...]

Non-Profit 101: To Form an Org, or Not to Form an Org

Why I Love My Pet Peeves

pet peeves

Editor's Note: The word "civilian" is used to differentiate between military and non-military - we understand that military spouses are civilians and not considered "military." Thank you.    One of my single biggest pet peeves is when women, generally civilians, openly complain about their husbands’ “annoying” everyday habits. “He’s so messy…he’s so lazy….never loads … [Read more...]

Why I Love My Pet Peeves

5 Success Secrets for Military Spouse Businesses

5 success secrets for military spouse business

In a country where unemployment rates are already dismal, the unemployment rate for military spouses is alarming: 26%, or 3x the national average. Here on Military Spouse Magazine, we explored the unemployment problem last year. Many MilSpouses have taken matters into their own hands, trading PCS for profits by starting their own portable businesses. From web design to … [Read more...]

5 Success Secrets for Military Spouse Businesses

How I Saved Enough to Buy a House with CASH

how i saved enough to buy a house in cash

According to a recent survey done by SunTrust, a quarter of American households earning more than $100,000 a year are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Americans are struggling to save their money and income level can’t be the only thing to blame. We also need to take a closer look at our spending habits. My husband and I got married right before we moved overseas to our first duty … [Read more...]

How I Saved Enough to Buy a House with CASH

12 Mantras Every Military Spouse Should Live By

12 mantras everything military spouse should live be

I am a firm believer in the power of a good pep talk. Knowing that someone else is on your team, that they believe in you, is often the best medicine to remedy a mopey moment (or several). But who said that motivation had to come from elsewhere? It’s completely possible to give yourself the best sports-coach game-face talking-to you ever did hear. I’ve lost count of the amount … [Read more...]

12 Mantras Every Military Spouse Should Live By

PCS…Pain Free!?!

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Author: Alex Brown, 2015 JB San Antonio Spouse of the Year The story is one we all know well: orders drop and the frantic search for information on your new duty station begins. Whether it’s your first PCS or your fourteenth, the process doesn’t change. I’ll never forget my first. “We’re moving where?!” When I went online and found out where the duty station was, I was … [Read more...]

PCS…Pain Free!?!

Temporary Homeschooling in RI?

We currently live in Washington state and my oldest child will be starting kindergarten this upcoming September. We have her enrolled at the same private school she attended preschool for. We will be PCSing to Newport, RI in march 2016 and then PCSing to Pearl Harbor, HI some time in late 2016 after the 2016/17 school year starts. My husband will have a TDY either before or … [Read more...]

Temporary Homeschooling in RI?

What I Learned About Money In My First Year of Marriage

financial lessons I learned in my first year of marriage

Money arguments are the number one cause of marriage fights and divorce. Why is it then that there aren’t more obvious pieces of advice for newlyweds? Maybe it’s because newlyweds don’t want to hear it. Maybe they think that they are too in love – money arguments would never get the best of them. Maybe outsiders don’t want to ruin this blissfully innocent stage for the couple … [Read more...]

What I Learned About Money In My First Year of Marriage