Q&A with #eXmilcaregiving: Why is Medicaid an Important Resource for Service Members?

Medicaid is an insurance program that provides health coverage for many who are low income or disabled. The program is operated at the state level, using federal and state funding. However, Medicaid programs vary substantially from state to state. Medicaid can be an important resource because it may provide supplemental or “wrap-around” coverage for services… Continue Reading Q&A with #eXmilcaregiving: Why is Medicaid an Important Resource for Service Members?

As a Professional, How Do You Encourage Caregivers & Service Members to Open Up?

Often times it can be difficult as you work with service members and their families to get them to really open up to you in order to better identify appropriate services to meet their specific needs. In some cases, service members and their families may be reluctant to opening up to you as a professional… Continue Reading As a Professional, How Do You Encourage Caregivers & Service Members to Open Up?

Income Tax Tips for Military Families

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

This America Saves Week: Take Your Financial Future into Your Own Hands

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

Resource Discovery: Therapeutic Book for Child Trauma

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