Finance/Money

April is Financial Literacy Month – Here’s What Military Families Need to Know

It’s no secret that most couples don’t enjoy talking about money, but not addressing this major part of your relationship can cause serious stress. A recent study found that about 30 percent of couples disagree on finances at least once a month. For military couples, who have different financial considerations than their civilian counterparts, itContinue Reading “April is Financial Literacy Month – Here’s What Military Families Need to Know”

Finance/Money

The Gift Of Giving: Charitable Giving In The Military

Since being founded in 2011, K9s For Warriors has graduated over 300 veterans and their dog’s thanks to the charitable giving of military service members, their families, and spouses. It’s incredible to think what can be achieved when those of us vested in the military dig deep into our hearts and donate. And not only areContinue Reading “The Gift Of Giving: Charitable Giving In The Military”

Finance/Money Veterans

Planning for Retirement: Support Services and Sources of Income for Military Families

An estimated 2.21 military personnel are expected to retire between 2017 to 2027. This figure represents those who are forecasted to leave the service due to regular or reserve retirement, temporary or permanent disability and temporary early retirement (Statista). Leaving the military is a daunting prospect for many not only because of going back toContinue Reading “Planning for Retirement: Support Services and Sources of Income for Military Families”

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Money Talks with the Family: Why They Matter

The average gross income of an American family is $71,258 (IRS) with a household debt of $132,529 (Federal Reserve). Nearly two-thirds of American families struggle to come up with $1,000 in an emergency (NORC Center for Public Affairs Research) while 77 million Americans or 35% of adults with a credit line owe an average ofContinue Reading “Money Talks with the Family: Why They Matter”