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As I did last week, each week I will post some "good things to know about."

Read this week's Military Report.

Topics this week include:

Absentee Voting WeekAir Force Unveils Advertising CampaignBe Aware of myPay Look-a-LikesDisabled Warriors' Family Education ActDedication Weekend for Air Force MemorialArmy Recognizes HeroesHelping Army Spouses Find JobsAnd much more........

Other things to know about:

Your Opinion Matters Are you a military spouse? Military.com is conducting a survey that will help us learn more about your career and education goals. Your opinion will give us the opportunity to better serve the Military spouse community. Take the survey now....More

Military Pay Raise Threatened

Military Scholarships Available While looking for money for school many veterans and their families tend to overlook the more than $300 million of military related scholarships and grants. Many scholarships go unclaimed because students don't know where to look. Fortunately, there is a great online resource to help servicemembers find scholarships. Visit the Military.com's Scholarship Finder today. ...More

Military Need to be Financially On-GuardFor most people, being on-guard financially is challenging enough. But for members of the military, the question marks loom higher. Here are some things members of the armed forces should keep in mind at various stages of their careers.7 Money Management Tips for KidsKids need to manage their own dollars and cents in order to really understand how money works, but they also need to see the adults in their lives making sound money decisions. Do the Math, You Need Life InsuranceServicemembers are fortunate to have automatic life insurance through SGLI. While SGLI is enough to protect many military families, it may fall short of the recommended coverage for some. What Will it Take to Pay off My Credit Cards?Find out how much it will cost you to pay off debt, and improve your credit score. Click here to calculate your payments. 

TRICARE Warns: Don't be a VictimRecently a TRICARE beneficiary reported a possible telephone scam involving someone asking for personal bank account information. This appears to be an incident of phone fraud and is not a security breach or incident.

Important News About SGLIA rarely noticed provision of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (Public Law 109-13) will provide eligible servicemembers with $150,000 of SGLI coverage.

Wiccan Sign Allowed on Soldier's Plaque The widow of a soldier killed in Afghanistan won state approval Wednesday to place a Wiccan religious symbol on his memorial plaque, something the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs had refused....More

Become a Teacher: Save on Certification As the first month of school comes to an end, thousands of America's children are still without highly qualified teachers. To help meet the need for new teachers, the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) is offering a $100 fee savings on Passport to Teaching....More

Ten Tips To Save Ten Bucks In Ten Minutes (Or Less!) Many military families make the decision to save more money every year, but often fall short by buying into the misconception that saving money takes too much time. The reality is that a little time and patience can save you hundreds of dollars each year....More

Military Families Get Savings on Saving Stem Cells StemCyte Family is helping active duty families save their newborns' stem cells. Right now they are offering a $550 discount to all active duty families. These discounts reflect the StemCyte Family commitment to making cord blood banking a real and feasible option for all Military Personnel. They also have additional programs that make cord blood banking more affordable...More

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