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Five Things To Know About DITY Moves

Five Things To Know About DITY Moves

The Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season is here, and lots of people are thinking about whether a Do It Yourself (DITY) move is right…


Navy Federal Drops Foreign Transaction Fees

Navy Federal Drops Foreign Transaction Fees

In a long-overdue move, Navy Federal Credit Union removed foreign transaction fees from their credit card accounts in January.  This is super news for the…


Marines To Use Government Travel Card

PCSing Marines To Use Government Travel Card

Effective 1 January 2016, new guidance requires Marines to use a Government Travel Card (GTC) for expenses incurred in conjunction with a Permanent Change of…




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How To Establish Residency In A New State

Active duty military members, and their spouses, have some special protections when it comes to changing their domicile (state of legal residence) each time they move….


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About Personally Procured Moves

With Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season in full swing, the internet is full of families talking about their moving experiences and their moving plans….


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Don’t Get Stuck By Problems With Movers

As the 2015 Permanent Change of Station season moves on, reports of problems with the movers are starting to grow.  Unfortunately, moving problems can result…


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SPCA Grants Help With PCS Pet Costs

One of the largest, non-reimbursed PCS expenses is often moving the family pet(s).  Depending on the location, and your particular pet, costs can be as…



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Kate Is Clueless: Cell Phone Expenses

If you’re a regular reader here at the Paycheck Chronicles, you’ll know that we are moving back to the actual United States this summer. In…


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Where To Find Military Allowance Rates

Military pay can be complicated, with literally hundreds of possible pays and allowances.  And sometimes it can be hard to know where to find the…


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Geobachelor Fact and Fiction

As society has changed, so have the dynamics of a military family.  As a result, more military families are choosing to live apart, resulting in…


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Car Choices When Moving Overseas

When executing a PCS move to (most) overseas locations, military members may be authorized the shipment of a personal vehicle at government expense.  While the…



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Kate Is Clueless: PCS Move Preparation

The summer permanent change of station (PCS) season is coming up, and families all around the world are receiving orders to pack up and ship…


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NFCU Issuing New Credit Cards

A friend who works for Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) just told me that I should be expecting new credit cards in the mail relatively…



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Domicile: It’s All About Intent

We’re on a little theme here, but the subject is so important and it is often confusing.  In recent weeks, I’ve talked about domicile and…


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Residence vs. Home of Record

In talking with military families about taxes and residences and drivers’ licenses, one little thing keeps coming up:  the misuse of the term home of…