Did you catch our latest podcast with Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat and USAA about how to save for your child’s future?
We’re welcoming Jen from People I want to Punch in the Throat and author of “I Just Want to Pee Alone” which delves into life and motherhood. The book description states, “Motherhood is the toughest – and funniest – job you’ll ever love. Raising kids is hard work. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are pitiful.”
We’re going to dish some funny mom stories and I’m sure Jackie and Jen will let us know what they think about the Elf on the Shelf mommas (me included!)
Next we have Scott Halliwell from USAA joining us to discuss 529 College Savings Day, investment advice and accounts for your child’s future. My favorite? Anyone can deposit to them, i.e. grandparents! Instead of a million McDonald toys and crap from the dollar store, they can actually contribute to their future! Brilliant!!
Also catch my latest article with some great moving tips over at Military1: PCS tips: Preparing for a PCS: Top Tips to a Successful Move.
It’s moving season and many of you have orders to PCS (permanent change of duty station). I’m on the eve of my sixth duty station and I’ll be turning in my 30 days’ notice tomorrow. That’s right, even though I live in base housing; I still have let them know that I’m going to be moving.
We applied for a home at our new duty station, but most bases won’t officially put you on the waiting list until you check in, if there’s one. Typically, the housing waiting list is adjusted by the actual arrival date of check-in, not necessarily when you applied.
People who move across the country a bit faster might have an advantage, but those who are moving from a BAH-rich duty station may want to consider going home for that long vacation to cash in on the extra money.