Relationships

Trying to Understand the Military Child

Military children are very unique. They are also known as Military Brats. BRAT stands for Bold, Responsible, Adaptable and Tolerant. I'm not a Brat myself, but I have two of my own. Here's what I see in them: The military child is bold because they have to be. Their parents only make up one percent… Continue reading Trying to Understand the Military Child

Money

How to Create a Debt Pay Down Plan That Works for You

Are you looking to pay down debt but you're not sure the best way to go about it? Read on and I'll explain the major differences between the debt snowball effect and debt avalanche method. Debt Snowball Debt snowball consists of you paying off your smallest debt first, giving you a small victory. This encourages… Continue reading How to Create a Debt Pay Down Plan That Works for You

Deployment

How to Prepare for a Deployment

Have One Last Date Night You guys won't see each other for a while, so make the most of the last of your face-to-face time. Even if you have kids, go out without them. Remember, you have 30 days of free childcare and probably a whole lot of friends who will watch them for you… Continue reading How to Prepare for a Deployment

Money

How to Start a Budget

As I type I'm planning out my budget step by step to give you a better understanding of how budgeting works. First, I what to tell you why you should make a budget. They allow you to have freedom and peace of mind. I have found if I don't tell our money where to go,… Continue reading How to Start a Budget

PCSing

Tips on Living in the UK

The Language is Different (No, Really) The RAF Commander asks if anyone speaks English. Of course, everyone raises their hands and he says "No, you don't, you speak American" and he's absolutely right. They have different words than we have. Example: we say bathroom, they say toilet or loo. Also, the same word may not… Continue reading Tips on Living in the UK

Deployment

12 Things to Help Get You Through a Deployment

Find a Hobby or Goal This will help the time go by faster and you'll feel a sense of accomplishment when you complete something. While my husband was away I've taken up crochet, worked towards my Bachelor's' degree, got in shape, and decorated care packages (Thanks, Jo). Stop by her site to get some care… Continue reading 12 Things to Help Get You Through a Deployment

Leaving the Military

So You’re Spouse is Getting Out of the Military….

Preparation So your spouse is getting out of the military. This can afford you many different opportunities. The military can be a great stepping stone to give your spouse the training or benefits they need to get started in a field or to build discipline for a career. Sometimes, people come in and find the… Continue reading So You’re Spouse is Getting Out of the Military….

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What Does That Mean? Air Force Installation Agencies and Facilities

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com There has been a delay but I finally back to writing my "What does That Mean?" Series. I'm currently working with fellow military spouse and veteran bloggers to write on behalf of the other services because I definitely don't speak Army or Navy! My hope is this article will give… Continue reading What Does That Mean? Air Force Installation Agencies and Facilities

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Blended Retirement System (BRS)

Photo by Ibrahim Asad on Pexels.com I feel like this retirement system has actually been discussed a lot lately on the active duty side but many spouses still don't know about. I hope this article clarifies some concepts. How does it works? Your service member will get 40% of their base pay. The rest of… Continue reading Blended Retirement System (BRS)

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A Visit to Mildenhall

This is the lovely village of Mildenhall. It is close to the main bases and is large enough to have everything you need. Mildenhall St. Mary's Church Like most villages it does have a beautiful church in the city center. It happens to be on the High Street which is where most of the places… Continue reading A Visit to Mildenhall

Money

High 3 Retirement System

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This is actually a fair short article because, if you break it down, military retirement isn't the complicated. I hope this is helpful to you. How does it work? Your spouse is entitled to this type of retirement after 20 years of service. They will get 50% of their base… Continue reading High 3 Retirement System

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Is that REALLY English?-Guide to British English

No, we speak American. You will not realize how different we are until you visit/live in a different country. There are many words used in England that are different from how we use it or just completely different words. Below are some examples that might be helpful to you: Booking-Appointment/reservation Diary-Calendar Post code-Zip code First… Continue reading Is that REALLY English?-Guide to British English