By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension At the height of income tax filing season, it is appropriate to examine special tax benefits for military families. Military personnel and their families face unique life challenges with their duties, expenses, and transitions and, because of this, the following special tax benefits are available: Moving Expenses:… Continue Reading Income Tax Tips for Military Families
By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director America Saves Week, February 23 – 28, 2015, is the perfect time to review your finances, set your savings goals for the year, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is – Set a Goal. Make… Continue Reading This America Saves Week: Take Your Financial Future into Your Own Hands
By Michael Gutter, Associate Professor, Interim FCS State Program Leader, and Family Economics Specialist, University of Florida Marcus, 27, and his wife of five years Stephanie, 26, have a three year-old son, Alexander. Marcus is a proud member of the Army, his wife Stephanie is just thinking about going back to work now that their son has started… Continue Reading Asset Allocation in Real Life
By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension More than 80% of service members never reach the 20-year mark to qualify for retired pay. That is why it is important for them to “hedge their bets” by contributing as much as they possibly can to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Otherwise, they run the risk of… Continue Reading Encouraging Service Members to Save for Retirement
Blog post written by Keith Tidball, Ph.D., Cornell University The idea of practicing target sports as a form of therapy may seem counter-intuitive to those involved in working with returning service members and veterans. However, many service members report that involvement in target sports is something they find relaxing and therapeutic as well as an… Continue Reading Target Sports As a Form of Therapy
Source: 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness Report This post is part of a series of Factual Friday posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.
By Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT A Terrible Thing Happened: A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma We’ve discussed the prevalence and effects of children’s exposure to violence as well as effective treatment options. This week’s featured resource is one that professionals working with military families can use with younger children struggling with this issue. A Terrible Thing Happened: A… Continue Reading Resource Discovery: Therapeutic Book for Child Trauma