Subscribe in the column just to the right, either by e-mail or RSS, so you don't miss any of our useful information.
Would You Like to Participate in This Blog?
We want your input, to make sure we're discussing topics of interest to your military family. So Sound Off and let us know what's on your mind. Your submission will become part of this blog (which showcases our most recent pages) and a permanent part of Military-Money-Matters.com for future readers to find.
Join the conversation!
If you don't find what you're looking for, try this site search:
No National Health Care!
Frank writes: Dear Mr. President, We cannot afford your costly programs. We have a bad future here in America. Please - NO national health care!
Do you need tax help? As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, do you need income tax help to avoid IRS tax problems? There are a number of places for free tax help. Military families can get free tax help through
Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of these United States, was a true American patriot, a great communicator, a great inspiration, and a great leader. It's hard to realize it's been more than 20 years since he left office, and more than 5 years since he was laid to rest on the grounds of his Presidential Library overlooking beautiful Simi Valley, California.
Any words we write would be inadequate to express our admiration for this great man. He was a true leader who had
If so, we think you'll change your mind after reading this article. The terms "tea bagging" and "tea baggers" have become fairly commonplace in recent months, as a derogatory reference to the popular Tea Party protest movement. To certain segments of the population, however, the term "tea bagging" has much darker implications. Serious implications which are
Have you ever wondered about the true cost of items you buy on credit? If you're paying over time, is that sale price really worth it? In this timely real world example just weeks before the Super Bowl, we'll show you how much you'll pay for that new TV if you buy it on credit and pay the minimum monthly payment - and the length of time it'll take to pay it off. You won't
Jay Peak Resort in Jay, Vermont, is giving families of deployed soldiers from Franklin, Orleans, Caledonia, Essex and Lamoille counties free season passes to the resort. They'll also get half-off rentals and free skiing and riding lessons. Military families outside those counties will get half-off lift tickets. The ski resort says it's a way to give back to our soldiers and their families. The season passes will be given out later this month.
Our popular page about merchants offering military discounts had included Michael's on the list. This morning, we received a note from Sarah, who works at Michael's, telling us that information is incorrect. She suggested we contact corporate at 1-800-MICHAELS. We're suggesting that all of you who shop at Michael's may want to call that number and ask (politely) if Michael's would consider offering a military discount to the thousands of military wives who buy scrapbooking and other craft supplies at Michael's, as a way to say "thank you" for the sacrifices they make to enable and support their husbands' service. If Michael's corporate is not receptive to that idea, perhaps you may want to let them know you will consider shopping elsewhere.
Those of you who may be interested in attending a rally to show support for the SEAL Trio will find a calendar listing the various locations hosting rallies by following the link. Rallies are scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, in Norfolk, Virginia; Coronado, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Perrysburg, Ohio (Matthew McCabe's home town). Keep checking back with the pro-troop event calendar for other pro-troop events, including future events for the SEAL Trio.
Tuesday, January 19, was the originally-scheduled trial date for Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe. Last week, his trial was postponed, but the rally for the SEAL Trio will continue in Norfolk on Tuesday as scheduled, to show public support for the three SEALs. McCabe's trial will take place in Norfolk in May. Trials for Jonathan Keefe and Julio Huertas will take place in Iraq in April, to allow them to exercise their Constitutional right to confront their accuser, Ahmed Hashim Abed. Abed is the high value target terrorist who was behind the vicious murder and desecration of four Blackwater guards in 2006. Their bodies were burned, hacked to pieces, dragged through the streets behind a car, and strung up from a bridge over the Euphrates River. The three SEALs captured Abed in a daring nighttime raid in September, and they now stand accused of punching him after he was in custody.
Earlier this week, the trial of two of the SEAL Trio was moved to Iraq after the government refused to bring the "detainee" to the US to testify at their trials. Matthew McCabe, the third SEAL, was scheduled to begin his court-martial next week in Norfolk. At a separate hearing this week, his trial was (scroll down to update)
Three U.S. Navy SEALs are being prosecuted in a military court-martial for allegedly "abusing" a detainee, who claims one of them punched him in the stomach. Even if you haven't heard much about these prosecutions, you will certainly remember hearing about the
If you're one of those people scrambling to make your year-end charitable donations to make sure you get the corresponding tax deduction, be sure to read our expose of veterans charities that miss the mark, including
NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, who has for more than fifty years helped children around the world track Santa on his Christmas Eve flight around the world, has added even more ways to stay current on Santa's whereabouts this year. You can follow Santa on
Marine LtCol Jeffrey Chessani, the most senior of the "Haditha Marines" to face charges stemming from the house-to-house combat in Iraq four years ago, was found not guilty of misconduct late Friday afternoon by a Board of Inquiry after just three hours of deliberation. The Board's decision means
Mysteries of the Blue Angels: How Do They Do That? Climb in the cockpit with former Flight Leader Hoss Pearson to discover the Mysteries of the Blue Angels
Join our conversation! Leave me a comment about this page in the box below. If your comment is about another page on this site, please leave your comment on that page, because I have no ability to move it to the correct page. Thanks!
Get Military Families Blog by Email. Only when we post a new entry.
Subscribe via RSS:
How Do They
Climb in the cockpit
to discover the
Mysteries of the
New! CommentsJoin our conversation! Leave me a comment about this page in the box below. If your comment is about another page on this site, please leave your comment on that page, because I have no ability to move it to the correct page. Thanks!
For advice specific to your particular situation,
please consult a qualified professional legal or financial adviser. DO NOT Copy without permission. Thank you. Military-Money-Matters.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, as well as other affiliate referral programs. If you purchase a product linked from this site, we may receive a small payment from the merchant. Doing so does not increase your price in any way, but these small amounts allow us to present the information here at no charge to you. Thank you for supporting our efforts by making your purchases using our links.