Starting over in a new school is nothing new to most military kids, and usually the transition goes smoothly. Too often, however, military kids and their families run into road blocks as they try to settle into their new schools.
The statistics are sobering. Every day, an active duty service member takes his or her own life. Twenty veterans per day do the same. The Department of Defense (DoD) doesn’t track suicides in military family members, but we know they happen far too often.
Military life can be full of financial hurdles. Frequent, expensive PCS moves, military spouse unemployment and a paycheck that doesn’t stretch quite far enough often combine to put military families in a financial hole.
What if you could find a group of like-minded career spouses to hang on to throughout your spouse’s career and beyond? When military life throws a wrench in life’s plans, it can be a good time to turn to the power of networking.
Did you know some credit card companies waive credit card interest for deployed service members? Or that others will refund interest and fees paid on credit cards opened prior to going on active duty?
Life can get in the way of even the best laid back-to-school plans, but don’t let these resources fall by the wayside. As you prepare to send the kiddos off on their first school bus ride of the year, here are a few things to keep on your radar after you’ve said those first goodbyes.