Military Spouse

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MyCAA: Highest Paying Careers Without a 4-Year Degree

Hit the Ground Running on High Paying Careers with MyCAA Not all careers require four-year degrees from expensive colleges. Military spouses who want to hit the ground running in a lucrative career field should take advantage of the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) program. MyCAA offers up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to military… Read more »

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Strategy for Going to College as a Military Spouse

Strategy for Going to College as a Military Spouse I bet when you decided to go back to school as a military spouse you never thought you would have to plan for moving and possibly changing colleges before even finishing a degree. That is just one of the many reality’s military spouses face. It is… Read more »

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Military Spouse’s Guide to Going Back to School

Going back to college can be the right choice for a lot of military spouses, but there is a lot of information out there and you can become a little overwhelmed. Here is a military spouse’s guide to going back to school to help you on your way. As a military spouse, you may have… Read more »

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Best Back To School Discounts For Military Families

With back to school season approaching, parents are on the lookout for deals when getting ready for the new school year. Here is a list of some of the best back to school discounts for military families. >> For more great military and veteran discounts direct to your inbox, sign up for the Military and… Read more »

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College Scholarships for Military and Veterans in 2020

Here is a list of military and veteran scholarships you can apply for, to help you achieve your educational goals.  This is an overview of the scholarships you can find at CollegeRecon. Scholarships For Military, Veterans, Spouses and Dependents in 2020 This is an overview of the scholarships you can find at CollegeRecon.  These are… Read more »

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Military Pay Dates 2021 [updated]

Typically while serving in the military you are paid on the 1st and 15th of every month.  However, due to weekends and holidays, the actual military pay dates may vary. Check this list of military pay dates to know when you will be paid. In some cases, the time between pay periods may be longer than usual, then you will need to adjust your budget accordingly. 

USAA Pay Dates

USAA Pay Dates For Military and Retirees 2020 & 2021 [updated]

If you bank with USAA you can get paid early. Typically you will receive your pay a full business day before regular payday. This means that sometimes you will receive your pay on a Friday when regular military payday is Monday. Find and compare the standard military pay dates and USAA pay dates.

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Navy Federal Pay Dates 2020

One benefit of being a Navy Federal Credit Union member is having funds made available early. Find the standard military pay dates and Navy Federal pay dates below. Military Pay Dates The military pays on the 1st and 15th of every month.  Everyone knows that!  But what if the actual military pay date lands on… Read more »

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Military Spouse Employment: How To Get Started

As a military spouse, you can get used to putting yourself on the back burner. The military life can make it hard to do what you want to do, whether that is going to school yourself or working in your own career field. There are so many different hurdles for military spouses that want to… Read more »

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Portable Careers for Military Spouses

Following your own career goals as a military spouse isn’t always easy. With moving around every few years, not being able to set down roots, and dealing with a spouse with a very crazy schedule, it can be hard to find something that works. Luckily, there are some portable military spouse careers that can take… Read more »

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Student Loans For Military Spouses

MYCAA is an amazing program, but for a lot of military spouses it might not be enough. And the program isn’t open to everyone. This means that some military spouses will have to use student loans to help fund their education. While hearing about student loans can seem a bit overwhelming, they can be the… Read more »

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Tips for Military Families to Save Money on Travel

Whether your military family loves travel or finds it a necessity since you’re always moving, there are resources available to defray costs and add value while you’re on the go.  Here are some travel tips for military families about services you may already know about. You may be aware of services such as SATOTravel, SpaceA,… Read more »

Transfer Your GI Bill

Transfer your GI Bill to Spouse and Dependents

The Post-9/11 GI Bill allows service members to transfer unused education benefits to immediate family members (spouse and children). This is your guide to understand how to transfer your GI Bill to your spouse and dependents. Transferring Your GI Bill To Your Spouse or Dependents Answering your questions about why and how to transfer your… Read more »

MyCAA Programs

10 Unexpected Careers Offered Through MyCAA

When you think of certifications for portable careers, technicians and clerical work come to mind. You’re not wrong — several of these programs are offered to military spouses through the MyCAA workforce initiative scholarship. But we’re here to tell you about some unexpected careers offered through MyCAA that you may not have considered. What is… Read more »

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Military Spouse Scholarships

If you are a military spouse and are thinking about going back to school, you might be wondering how you will pay for everything. College isn’t cheap but there are options such as MYCAA, or having your spouse transfer their GI Bill to you. But beyond that, there are other options out there including scholarships for… Read more »


MyCAA: Everything you Need to Know

What Military Spouses Need To Know About MyCAA If you are a military spouse looking for help paying for your degree, you will want to learn about the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) and find out if you are eligible. New Updates on the MYCAA Program Some exciting news when it comes to the… Read more »

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How To: Build A Sustainable Military Spouse Career

Many think that the full-time job of a military spouse is automatically to support their active duty military partner. While being a supportive spouse is SO crucial in a successful military career, that doesn’t mean that it has to be their FULL-TIME, 9 to 5 commitment. Military spouses should still be able to have their… Read more »

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9 Great Scholarship Sources for Veterans and Military Families

Money for college isn’t easy to come by, but this list of scholarships for veterans and military families is a great place to start. After applications and acceptance letters, costs for higher education can pile up. This isn’t breaking news. If you qualify for GI Bill benefits, you shouldn’t let them go to waste, so make… Read more »

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Find Jobs For Military Spouses

Finding a job as a military spouse shouldn’t be as hard as it is. Thankfully, some companies and organizations have caught on and are specifically looking providing military spouse jobs. Here are the top military spouse jobs listings.  You’ll find job boards filled with opportunities and positions that fit your lifestyle and needs as a… Read more »