Kids

Will Tricare Cover Baby Formula?

Will Tricare Cover Baby Formula?

When you have a baby who needs special formula, it can get expensive quickly.  Will Tricare cover baby formula?  There’s a lot of confusion about…



College Savings

Dude, How’s Your College Savings?

My youngest daughter is a rising high school senior. This is our last year of having a child living at home. It’s a double whammy….



Parents To Be: Are Your Ducks Ready?

Parents To Be: Are Your Ducks Ready?

When you see a rubber duckie, you think baby, right?  Maybe that’s because they’re both cute and squishy.  Or perhaps it’s because parents to be…


When Do You Need To Enroll New Babies In DEERS?

New Babies and DEERS

Having a new baby is a busy and exciting time.  And tiring.  Don’t forget tiring.  Between the diapers and feedings, make sure you find time…




This Is A Great Time To Check Your Insurance Coverages

Getting Back In The Insurance Groove

The excitement and spontaneity of summer is fading in our collective rearview mirror.  Families around the country (and world!) are getting back into the groove…


Babies On A Budget

Babies on a Budget

I’ll admit it – I never understood how babies could be expensive.  They’re so little, and they don’t eat much.  Then I had one (and…


Figuring Out Your Life Insurance Number

Figuring Out Your Life Insurance Number

$245,340. That’s how much your kid is going to cost. I hope you’re sitting down because that shocking number — published in the USDA’s Expenditures…



Free Museum Entry with the 2016 Blue Star Museum program

Blue Star Museums 2016

Summer is here, and the Blue Star Museum program is happening again! What Is It? The Blue Star Museum program offers military families free admission to…


Kings Dominion Military Discounts 2016

2016 Kings Dominion Military Discounts

In addition to discounted tickets that may be available through your installation’s ticket offices, Kings Dominion amusement park in Virginia has two upcoming promotions that…


Things To Consider When Calculating Life Insurance Needs

LIFE: An Acronym To Live By

I often joke that I gravitated to the financial services industry when I left active duty because it was the only place I could find…


Operation Purple Camp Applications Are Still Open

Operation Purple Camp Applications Still Open

Applications for the National Military Family Association (NMFA) Operation Purple Camps are still open!  The website still says 11 March 2016, but I have been…


In-State Tuition Rules For Military Families

In-State Tuition Rules For Military Families

With the White House re-announcement of the changes to veteran’s residency requirements for in-state tuition, I’ve heard a bit of griping from active duty folks…


Programs Offer School Supplies

Programs Offer School Supplies

Across the country, a variety of different charities offer programs that provide school supplies for children of military families. Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade In the…


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Tampa Bay Rays Offering Free Tickets

Veterans and current military folks in the greater Tampa, Florida area can enjoy free baseball with the Tampa Bay Ray’s new Rays Honor Pass program….


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Debit Cards for Teens

Many parents of teenagers struggle with money questions:  allowance or no allowance, how to teach money skills, what sort of control should the parents exert…