We can always do a little penny pinching when it comes to purchasing food. Some of us eat out too frequently, or we only buy high-end products.
Saving money takes work, but you don’t have to sacrifice quality, taste or variety to save money on groceries. With these helpful tips, you can prepare delicious meals for yourself and your family.
A trip to Disneyland or Disney World has been a staple for vacationing families for decades. Those who think Disney vacations are too expensive may not know is that Disney Parks offer excellent military discounts on the biggest expenses.
Military Family Central’s Adrienne May visited Disney World this Summer and saved a lot of money by taking advantage of military discounts along the way. Check out this guide to getting the most out of your discounts and tips to get the most out of your trip to Disney.
Many of us have felt the stinging consequences of compulsive spending. For some of us it’s a one time experience. We learned and we were able to control our spending the next time a temptation came our way. For others compulsive spending is a way of coping with stress, disappointment or other negative emotions. For others it’s an addiction. For the past several years I have talked to many military spouses who struggle with compulsive shopping – especially when deployment is involved.
Fix-it jobs around the house are one of the aggravating-yet-expected downsides of homeownership. Not everyone is the do-it-yourself type, and hiring specialists or bothering neighbors can get old fast.
But some common household hiccups can be resolved without spending much, if any, money. In fact, you can solve a lot of problems by simply using everyday items you already own. Here’s a look at a few offbeat ways to make household repairs without household items and save money in the process: See More
With the constant advancements in technology, it seems that more and more aspects of life are moving online everyday. Whether you’re paying your bills, shopping for a gift or just keeping in touch, the Internet has absorbed most of our daily activities and this means more of our personal information is going online every day.
Some of the most common aspects of military life make service members and their families especially vulnerable targets for identity theft. Whether you’re faced with a PCS, deployment or other life change that will require switching banks or services, you’ll want to take extra care to protect your identity from scams. See More
Few acts are greedier than scamming trusting or elderly veterans out of their money.
It’s hard to imagine criminals going after veterans’ money, but it’s a sad truth. Whether the scammers know their victims are veterans doesn’t make it any less cold-hearted. To reduce the number of veterans getting scammed, read about these types of scams and how to educate veterans in your family or community.
This is the second piece in a two-part series on Power of Attorney. (see part 1)
Now that you know the basics about receiving Power of Attorney from a service member, it’s time to learn what responsibilities come with being an attorney-in-fact, or agent, when your service member deploys. Here’s a look at the most important matters that agents often handle. See More
The month of December isn’t just hard on diets. It’s rough on budgets, too, and even the best budgeters will struggle this holiday season. Despite the necessary expenditures, there are some key ways to make sure you won’t be paying off your holiday debt next Labor Day. Here’s a look at five:
This is the first of a two-part series on Power of Attorney (see part 2)
Service members facing a likelihood of deployment overseas should get to know the concept of Power of Attorney, or POA, which gives loved ones and other trusted friends the ability to enter into and execute legally binding contracts and handle other important needs in your stead.
POA is essential for family members to perform several tasks. But first service members and their families need to have an idea of how giving and receiving power of attorney works. See More
Much of military life is spent on the move.
Service members are typically transient, spending a few years in one location before packing up to head to a new installation. Moving can be an exciting time, but every decision is linked directly to time, effort and, of course, money.
Here are some moving tips that can help maximize your budget and your sanity: See More