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Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away

243 days 5,832 hours 350,633 minutes Any way you look at the above numbers, it can be a pretty frightening thought of having to solo parent for 8 months. Parenting with your spouse is daunting enough, but when doing it alone – the stakes are higher. A recent military separation from my Army National GuardContinue Reading “Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away”

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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”

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So You Think You Know The National Guard? What You Probably Don’t Know

Throughout the years, I have been blessed with very close military spouse friends, many of whom vary from each branch of the military, and different stages in their lives. Officer spouses, enlisted, retired, newly married – the list goes on! One thing that I realized at the time was how little each initially knew aboutContinue Reading “So You Think You Know The National Guard? What You Probably Don’t Know”

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My Military and Civilian Communities

Sponsored content provided courtesy of USAA Community. My husband and I have the best of both worlds. We live surrounded by an incredible civilian community, but also have the love and support of our military family. As an Army National Guard family, it can be difficult to transition from one lifestyle to another, feeling as ifContinue Reading “My Military and Civilian Communities”