Deployment/PCS Homefront National Guard/Reserve

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”

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”

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?”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Military Kids/Special Needs

Back to School in a New Town

Content Courtesy of USAA Member Community By Briana Hartzell Transitioning from summer’s long days and endless playing is hard enough — add in a new town and a new school, and it can be nerve-wracking! The first and most important step in preparing for a new school year in a new town is to communicateContinue Reading “Back to School in a New Town”