7 Truths About Money and Military Life

7 Truths About Money and military life

Having a career in the military can be a great way to provide for your family with a steady paycheck. In addition to basic pay, your service member will also receive BAH, BAS, and other special pays based on what they are doing during their military career. If they deploy, they might earn extra military pay, and when re-enlisting, they might earn a bonus. Money can be a sticky subject but there are some things to be aware of when it comes to money and military life. Here are a few things to keep in mind whether you are new …

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What Military Spouses Need to Know About Military Discounts

What Military Spouses Need To Know About Military Discounts

I love finding military discounts. My favorite military discount is the one you can get at Disneyland. I feel like you are able to save so much money! Many different places have military discounts, from home stores to your favorite restaurants. But… There are some things that you should know going in where military discounts are concerned. Different businesses offer different types of discounts and knowing what they are is important. Not all businesses offer them to spouses One thing you should know is that not all military discounts are for military spouses, but many of them are. This can …

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9 Ways To Save Money On A Super Tight Budget

9 Ways To Save Money On A Super Tight Budget

9 Ways To Save Money On A Super Tight Budget There are many reasons why a military family could be on a tight budget. They could be saving for a PCS, trying to pay off debt, or trying to make their paycheck stretch a little further. There could be times during military life when you need to have a super tight budget, and times when you can spend a bit more. Whatever the reasons, there are things you can do to help you save money, not overspend, and be able to stick to your budget. Here are 9 ideas for …

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It’s November! Let’s Go To Outback!

It's November! Let's Go To Outback!

This is a sponsored post!  It’s November! Let’s Go To Outback! One of my favorite places to go out to eat is Outback Steakhouse. I love their steaks, the atmosphere, and the Bloomin’ Onion. I discovered this amazing restaurant in college and have been a fan ever since. If you want to take me out to dinner, taking me to Outback will make me very happy. Veterans Day Special With Veterans Day coming up this week, Outback would be an excellent place to go. They will be thanking Veterans this year with a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on Veterans Day, …

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Favorite Military Discounts That Military Spouses Love

Favorite Military Discounts That Military Spouses Love

Favorite Military Discounts That Military Spouses Love Military discounts are the best! Whether it is 10% off at your favorite restaurant or a buy one get one free pass at a local establishment. There are such a variety of military discounts out there, and not all of them apply nationwide. Some military discounts are more popular than others but they are a way for military families to save money, even if it is just a few dollars. When businesses offer these discounts, they are saying thank you to the military community and their kindness is very much appreciated. Here are some …

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We Went to Knott’s Berry Farm and Got a Military Discount

We Went to Knott's Berry Farm and Got a Military Discount

We Went to Knott’s Berry Farm and Got a Military Discount Growing up in Southern California, Knott’s Berry Farm was a huge part of my childhood. I have so many fun memories of that place too. Like Disneyland, my mom would take us there during our school breaks, for birthdays, or really whenever she found a good deal. We even went there for our 4th-grade field trip to learn about the history of the area and the gold rush. When we were in California this past July we decided to plan a family trip to Knott’s Berry Farm. My mom, dad, …

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We Went to Disneyland Using the Armed Forces Salute

We Went to Disneyland Using the Armed Forces Salute

We Went to Disneyland Using the Armed Forces Salute I love Disneyland. I have been over 100 times. I had a pass from the time I was ten until I was eighteen year’s old. Disneyland is one of my favorite places. I was able to go with my best friend back in February. It was a random, last minute visit and I am so glad we did it. I thought that would be my only 2017 Disneyland experience, but I was wrong. I was planning a trip out to California with my boys when my husband mentioned that I should …

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47 Ways to Save Money in the New Year

47 Ways to Save Money in the New Year

47 Ways to Save Money in the New Year New year, new goals? Right? We all have them and for a lot of us our goals include saving more money, paying off debt and just being smarter about how we spend the money that we make. I know I always feel much better when I save a little money here and there and have a little bit extra to spare each month. As a military spouse, know that your military service member will be getting a 2.1% raise in the New Year. You should see this on the 2nd paycheck …

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Pay Down Debt After Active Duty Life

Pay Down Debt After Active Duty Life

Pay Down Debt After Active Duty Life I am working with Credit Karma® to bring you this #Sponsored Post. In June of 2014, my husband went from active duty Army to the National Guard. This was a big step for us. This meant that he would no longer be bringing home his paycheck on the 1st and 15th of the month. This meant that we would pay more for insurance and we would no longer receive BAH. This also meant finding a new job and taking a pay cut. Getting out of the military is no easy task. Finding a …

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Shopping For Toys With Groupon Coupons

Shopping For Toys With Groupon Coupons

*This is a sponsored post. I wanted to promote this topic with my readers. All opinions are my own.  Shopping For Toys With Groupon Coupons The holidays are coming, Christmas and Hanukkah will be here before we know it. I am already trying to figure out our budget and what we will be getting the boys. My three are pretty into Legos and Minecraft these days. My 5-year-old is also a huge Power Rangers fan. I have been asking my three boys for their Christmas lists so I have an idea of what they are most interested in. I like to find …

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