PCS

Keep Your Insurance Info Up-To-Date

Folks often ask me questions about changing insurance info when they move.  “Do I need to tell my homeowner’s insurance company when we rent out…


Meals You Can Make In Your Hotel Room

One thing is consistent for (almost) all military members:  moving.  And moving often means a few days, or months, living in a hotel or other…



feed the movers

What Should We Feed The Movers?

It’s Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season, and moving trucks are pulling up to houses all over the country.  And with those movers come a…



Five Steps To A Smooth PCS Move

The full swing of PCS season is nearly upon us, but there’s still time to lay the foundation for a smooth — financially speaking —…



moving overseas

From The Mailbag: Moving Overseas

One of the amazing benefits of military life is the opportunity to live in another country.  Our family has lived in three foreign countries (plus…



Should You Put Items Into Long-Term Storage?

Should You Put Things In Long-Term Storage?

We had our last storage shipment delivered today. It had only been in long-term storage for four years, since we moved between overseas locations, and…



Should You Buy A House?

Wondering If You Should You Buy A House?

Active duty families often ask me about buying a house.  This is a highly controversial subject, and there are no right answers.  There are a…


How to Pay For A Security Deposit

How Can I Pay For A Security Deposit?

As the military travel allowance system evolves, including the use of the Government Travel Credit Card, some families are finding it difficult to pay for…


Should You Tip Military Movers?

Should You Tip Military Movers?

Since our household goods are being delivered today, I am once again dealing with the “should we tip?” question.  I hate it.  There’s no good answer, and…


down payment

Reason 323 You Should Buy A Used Car

Ah, military.  Being in the military brings lots of special challenges, and I was reminded today of yet another reason why military members should usually…


PCS Savings Account

5 Reasons For A PCS Savings Account

If you’re in the military, you’re going to get Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders.  While the military provides an extraordinary array of allowances and…


Moving Pets Is Expensive

Moving Pets Is Expensive

It’s high Permanent Change of Station (PCS)  season, and military families are busy packing up and moving out.  As always, the more complex the family,…


Using SCRA to break a vehicle lease.

Using SCRA To Break A Vehicle Lease

The Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a great law that provides protections so that military members do not suffer extraordinary financial hardship as a…



The Military May Reimburse You For Some of Your Pet Quarantine Costs...learn more here.

Reimbursement for Pet Quarantine Costs

While the military does a really admirable job of providing a wide variety of reimbursements and allowances for Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves, there…