Finance/Money National Guard/Reserve

How Are You Using Drill Pay? Use Reserve or Guard Pay to Further Your Financial Goals

Content provided courtesy of USAA By Joshua Andrews, CFP® Do you lie awake each night wondering, “What do I do with my big, fat Reserve or Guard paycheck?” Alright, “big” and “fat” are probably overstatements, but it’s still worth considering how to make an extra paycheck from Uncle Sam work best for you. As aContinue Reading “How Are You Using Drill Pay? Use Reserve or Guard Pay to Further Your Financial Goals”

Homefront Mental Health/Wellness

4 Things to Do to Feel Happier, Healthier and Less Stressed Out

Being stressed out can cause a major detrimental effect on our lives. It makes us unwell and leaves us with various health problems such as; ulcers, and high blood pressure. It makes our relationships more difficult and can even lead to mental health issues such as depression. Therefore, becoming less stressed whenever possible is somethingContinue Reading “4 Things to Do to Feel Happier, Healthier and Less Stressed Out”

Deployment/PCS Homefront

What Does Deployment Teach Us About Being Self-Reliant?

Maybe it’s the constant separation, the days on end alone, experiencing different parts of the country or even the world, or maybe it’s just a quality we develop after years of being with our service member. We, military spouses, are often viewed by society as non-uniformed heroes. While we may not be rocking the spandex orContinue Reading “What Does Deployment Teach Us About Being Self-Reliant?”

DIY/Crafts Homefront Military Kids/Special Needs Parents/Family

Keeping your Kids’ Brains Active this Summer

Whether your children are homeschooled or attend public or private school, children will continuously learn and grow their minds through the curriculum being taught to them throughout the school year.  There are great benefits to continuing education over the summer, but whether your children go to school or are homeschooled, many kids don’t want toContinue Reading “Keeping your Kids’ Brains Active this Summer”