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.
With the general election less than 90 days away, both presidential and congressional campaigns are starting to heat up. Military families might start to feel the need to speak up or get involved in their local campaigns.
Frequent expensive moves, stretched monthly salaries and high unemployment for military spouses can sometimes make it tricky for military families to take control of their finances.
When your military kid comes home with the Parent Pupil Survey this year it might be easy for the voluntary information card to get lost in piles of paperwork. After all, it isn’t mandatory, so what’s the big deal?
There’s not a career-minded military spouse in existence that hasn’t been asked some form of these questions during a job interview.