Housing


Dual Military BAH Mil-to-Mil Basic Allowance for Housing

Dual Military BAH

When you have two military members married to each other, the rules regarding Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) can get a little confusing.  There is…


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AUSA: Keeping Us Informed

We’re not an Army family, but I’ve come to love the resources offered by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA.)  Their website is…


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Base Pay is Base Pay. Period.

I’m a little surprised that I have to write this, but it seems that I do. The military does not pay people more money because…


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Top 5 Changes to Post 9/11 GI Bill

President Obama has signed the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvement Act (GI Bill 2.0) into law.  What does this mean for you?  Lots of…


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2011 BAH Rates Released

The Department of Defense has released the 2011 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates.  I know people have been waiting anxiously, so I’ll just hit…



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23 August 2010 Military Report

From the Military.com Military Report, update financial news for the military, veterans and their families: AAFES Fixes Credit Card Billing Errors – A processing error…


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Job Training for Vets Ages 20-24

The US Department of Labor has just announced a new job training program for veterans aged 20-24.  It is called VETS, which stands for Veterans’…



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12 April 2010 Military Report

I can’t believe it is already Thursday and I’m just now getting to the Military Report.  It has been a crazy week!  Here’s the financial…


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A Resource for Renting

Whether you are a homeowner who needs to rent your house, or a renter looking for a new home, the Department of Defense has a…


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Update About Allowances & FAFSA

A quick update to my previous post:  The financial aid office from my college called me yesterday.  The very nice representative had spent several days…





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2010 BAH Rates Coming 12/17

According to a scrolling notice recently put up at the DOD BAH query page, “2010 BAH Rates will be available 17 December 2009.”  It is…


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What's An "Average" Family Spend?

I found this excellent chart at Visual Economics (thanks to ericabiz at Twitter).  It breaks down the spending of an "average" US economic unit.  Fascinating stuff.  Do you…


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Military Report

Financial news from the Military.com Military Report dated June 29, 2009: Special Duty Assignment Pay Revised Deal of the Week: Military Coupons AF Increases Special Duty…


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Energy Vampires?

SpouseBUZZ's resident financial guru, Love My Tanker, sent me a great link about Energy Vampires:  Fact versus Fiction.  I love how this article gets specific…