Khaki uniform with dollar rolls

Financial Prep For Deployment

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

How To Prepare, Cope And Recoup When eight year-old Elizabeth Kruse had the chicken pox, she wished her dad could be home to make it all better.  “It’s times like…

Military aircraft wating to take off on runway during sunset

How to Fly Space-A

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

I have been associated with the military for more than 20 years, but despite my love of travel, I had never been brave enough to “take a hop” until this…

Aerial view of the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay's windward side looking southwest

Guantanamo Bay: Housing, Employment, Schools

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

When Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld called U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “the least worst place we could have selected” to keep the detainees in the war on terror, one…

Man in military uniform receiving house key from realtor

Getting Ready For Your First Military Move: PCS Moving Tips (Permanent Change of Station)

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

You know how it is with the military. Rumors always precede the paperwork. At least that’s how it went with my husband’s PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders. We heard…

Military Financial Responsibility Army

Ten Strategies For A Financially Responsible Military Life

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

Strategy 1: Don’t become emotionally separated from your money Remember how you felt about money as a child? Simply holding a dollar bill was enjoyable. You knew exactly how much…

Notebook, diploma and pencils on white table with military jacket hanging on chair and American flag in background

Why You Should Love The New GI Bill

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

Have you ever seen pictures of football players from the 1940s? With their leather helmets and inadequate padding, they seem ill-prepared for the game with which we are so familiar.…

Man in black shirt holding coins with small plant

Autopilot Your Retirement Investing With TSP ‘L’ Funds

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

The federal government-sponsored Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) began offering “lifecycle” funds in 2005 as a choice for those interested in saving for retirement. Some 75,000 members of the uniformed services…

Red question mark on 100 dollar bill background

Save For A Down Payment Or Pay Off Debt?

By George Morris | September 9, 2015

My grandmother, Big Mama, was a stickler for order. From Big Mama I learned to look at a financial situation and come up with a plan. I try to pass…

IRS Bubble chart with business icons

What To Do If The IRS Comes Looking For You

By George Morris | August 12, 2015

Should you fear the Internal Revenue Service? Not if you know your rights as a taxpayer and you respond to the first notice you get from the IRS, says Scott…

Stack of U.S dollars sticking out of military jacket pocket

Military Pay 101: How Much Do You Earn?

By Tom Jackson | August 10, 2015

The myriad military pay entitlements for members of the uniformed services can seem confusing, even overwhelming. Several factors determine the actual pay amount a service member receives – the service…