Financial News from 20 September 2010

From the Military.com 20 September 2010 Military Report, all sorts of financial news…

AF Child Development Center Changes Rates – Air Force Child Development Centers are changing their rates to comply with the Department of Defense school year 2010-2011 child care fee policy. The DoD has expanded the number of child care fee categories from six to nine, and raised the income gap on each fee range. More…

Determining VA Loan Eligibility – VA loan eligibility guidelines are determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A Certificate of Eligibility shows the amount of entitlement. More…

Different Exchange Rates Overseas – Military and federal employees overseas often ask why exchange rates reported in the news differ from those offered at their local DoD Community Bank branch. More…

Gateway to Your Benefit Information – eBenefits is an online service jointly offered by VA and DoD. With eBenefits, servicemembers and Vets can directly access their personal benefit information safely and securely–as well as download a DD-214, check claims status, and more. More…

Got Questions About VA Loans? – Buying a home can be pretty confusing, especially if you’re trying to purchase with a VA Home Loan. Military.com, in partnership with Direct VA Loans from iFreedom Direct(R), has a new VA Home Buying video series to help you cut through the clutter and the process. More…

Navy Family Readiness Employment Program – The Family Employment Readiness Program assists military spouses in obtaining employment and maintaining a career as a military family member. Commander, Navy Installations Command offers this program at its Fleet and Family Support Centers. More…

Navy Updates Selective Reenlistment Bonus – Changes to selective reenlistment bonus award levels were announced in NAVADMIN 300/10 for active duty and Reserve full-time support Sailors, which are scheduled to take effect Oct. 1. More…

Navy Working Uniform Update – The mandatory wear date for the Navy Working Uniform is Dec. 31, 2010. NWU seabag requirements are: four NWU blouses and trousers, one pair of NWU boots, two eight-point utility caps, five 100 percent blue cotton t-shirts, five pairs of boot socks, one mock turtle neck sweater, one fleece liner one Gortex parka. More…

New Medical Center for Denver – The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected the construction contractor to build the Denver VA Medical Center replacement hospital. The new hospital will be on the same campus as the University of Colorado Hospital complex in Aurora, site of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. More…

New VA Regional Office in Nebraska – Veterans receiving care and benefits in Nebraska have a new VA Regional Office in Lincoln. The 60,000 square feet building will handle thousands of additional claims while staying above the national average for processing. More…

Spouse Program Deadline Extended – Officials have extended a spouse employment program enrollment deadline to allow more military spouses to take spring semester classes. More…

Struggling to Turn Your Military Skills into a Civilian Resume? – Writing a resume is never an easy task, especially when you are transitioning from the military to civilian life and jobs. Military.com’s newest tool will help translate your skills into a civilian resume. More…
Superior Life Insurance for You and Your Family – AFBA offers life insurance products that suit the needs of a military family. There is no medical exam requirement for active duty, Guard, and Reserve under age 50, for coverage up to $250,000. More…

Tip: Read the Lease Before Signing – Reading and having a clear understanding of a rent or lease agreement before signing it can help renters and lessees avoid many conflicts with landlords. Before signing the lease and moving in, read every paragraph on the agreement carefully. More…

Translate Your Military Skills to a Resume – Writing a resume is never an easy task, especially when you are transitioning from the military to civilian life and jobs. Military.com’s newest tool will help translate your skills into a civilian resume. More..

For more information on a variety of military related topics, see the complete Military Report.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.