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10 Back-to-School Deals for Military Families

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As summer camps wind to a close and kids make their final splashes at the pool, parents have one thing on their minds: back-to-school shopping. But when you add up the cost of all the items on your kids’ classroom supply lists, backpacks, clothes and shoes, back-to-school is expensive! The following is a list of discounts to help military families get the kids off to school in style while staying within your budget. Make sure to visit the Mi... more

Summer Activities for Families on a Budget


Military families are always looking for fun things to do, especially during the summer months when the kids are out of school and the weather is too nice to be cooped up at home watching television. But we’re also on a tight budget, which means we’re on the lookout for affordable summer activities that the whole family will enjoy. So how can we keep ourselves entertained this summer without breaking the bank? Here are some tips to point you ... more

Who Makes Family Financial Decisions?

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Who makes the financial decisions for your family? Is it you, or your spouse? Many men would say they rule the roost when it comes to handling finances. However, their wives may give them a sideways look before saying who they think really runs the household funds. A study by Mainstay Investments examined this very subject and discovered that there's a wide gap between married couples when it comes to handling the family finances. In fact,... more

Debt Proofing the Holidays

Tara Crooks interviews's Mary Hunt about debt proofing the holidays. Regardless of your financial situation, the mission at Debt-Proof Living is to provide hope, help and realistic solutions for those striving to be financially responsible. Check out the following Podcast to learn how you can debt proof your holiday season. Podcast - How to 'Debt Proof' the Holiday Season: Debt-Proof Living is ... A ... more

TRICARE Portability Reduces Moving Stress

With a single phone call, service member and family beneficiaries under TRICARE Prime can arrive at a new duty station, confident their medical records and prescriptions were transferred and new doctors were lined up for them in advance, a top TRICARE official said. TRICARE's "Moving Made Easy" option takes some of the stress out of moving, Navy Rear Adm. (Dr.) Christine Hunter, TRICARE Management Activity deputy director, said in an Au... more

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