Help! I PCSed to a Place Where They Name the Storms! 

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse I’m an Army spouse. The Army lives in glorious places like Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Fort Drum, New York. We can do vast miles of nothing. We can do random tornadoes. We can do feet of snow. So imagine my surprise when my Army family moved to the panhandle of Read more about Help! I PCSed to a Place Where They Name the Storms! […]

PCS – More than just changing addresses

Update your insurance policy and other providers after a move! By Rebecca Alwine. Army Spouse You’ve made your list and checked it twice. No, it’s not Christmas time, it’s PCS season! Of all the things to consider when moving, changing insurance companies or policies is not usually at the top. There are a few things Read more about PCS – More than just changing addresses[…]

The Skinny on Title Insurance

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate You’ve found your perfect house, and you’ve figured out all of the details, including the closing costs. But now something new has surfaced in your conversations with Realtors or lenders, title insurance. Now you’re thinking, of course, one more thing that needs to be paid. You may even be Read more about The Skinny on Title Insurance[…]

The Amazing Benefits of Using the VA Home Loan

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Last year alone over 700,000 home loans were guaranteed by the Veterans Administration. Since this veteran benefit was created more than 70 years ago, some 22 million veterans have taken advantage of all the VA Home Loan has to offer. Zero $$$$ Down! There are many benefits Read more about The Amazing Benefits of Using the VA Home Loan[…]

Military Families Living On-Base To Feel The Pinch in Cuts to BAH

Military families depend on their monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) to help defray, if not cover, the costs of housing. Every year, BAH, pay, and health care for our military families who already sacrifice so much, seem to be up on the chopping block discussion in Congress. The U.S. Senate has thus far approved Read more about Military Families Living On-Base To Feel The Pinch in Cuts to BAH[…]

Do Military Families Really Need Renter’s Insurance?

Are you PCS’ing to another new assignment and planning to rent your first (or 12th) home or apartment, or maybe to live on base? It’s easy to get swept away with all the excitement or bogged down with stress, especially with so much to do. As if you need one more item piled on top of your Read more about Do Military Families Really Need Renter’s Insurance?[…]