2015 Military Handbooks Are Now Available

ARLINGTON, VA – Military Handbooks has released their FREE 2015 handbooks for military personnel. These handbooks, written specifically for military...

Help! My BAH Doesn’t Cover My Mortgage

The BAH for my grade doesn't begin to cover my mortgage payment. What can I do? Sorry, but there isn't anything you can do. BAH is based on rental data....

TRICARE Coverage for your College Student

While in college your child may be eligible for TRICARE until their 23rd birthday or until they graduate, whichever comes first. For eligibility to extend...

The Department of Defense has announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members with most personnel receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. Basic pay for service members will increase one percent, except for general and flag officers who will not see an increase in 2015. Basic allowance for housing (BAH) rates […]

Thankful for Military Service

If you try, I bet you can imagine a Thanksgiving without turkey or football.  But can you envision a Thanksgiving holiday without your spouse or family? That’s what the hundreds of thousands of US Servicemen and women serving abroad do each year. As they serve thousands of miles away, their loved ones do their best […]

All 2014 Handbooks Now Discounted

It’s that time of year. While we are busy working on edits to the 2015 handbooks, you can purchase a printed copy of the 2014 books with a 25% discount. Because benefits information doesn’t change drastically from year to year, many of our loyal readers like to buy books at the end of the year […]

Financial Tips for a Successful Military Transition

As you prepare to make the change from military service to the civilian corporate ladder, there are a lot of considerations. If you’re preparing to swap your combat boots for a pair of Rockports, these financial tips can help: Sharpen your tools. Your civilian career search is going to require a few key things – a […]

DFAS announces new myPay features

The Defense Finance and Account Service last week announced several new financial tools made available through its fall update of its myPay online pay management system. One new tool allows military retirees to access online five years’ worth of 1099R tax statements, which often are needed to perform financial tasks such as filing or amending […]

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