Home Ownership and Taxes – A Q & A For Military Families

by: Rebecca Alwine, PCSGrades  Blogger Affiliate Its tax season and with the headache of gathering paperwork, comes a sense of satisfaction each time you can find a new deduction. Plus, it’s a good distraction for those of us doing the PCS limbo or those of us who just moved somewhere new and are trying to Read more about Home Ownership and Taxes – A Q & A For Military Families[…]

10 Reasons Military Families Chose NOT to Live On Base

  Collaboration by our amazing PCSgrades Facebook Community! On Base or off?  It is a tough question military families face when they get military PCS orders to a new duty station. A lot goes into making that decision. What is best for the family? What are the schools like? How old is post housing? Is Read more about 10 Reasons Military Families Chose NOT to Live On Base[…]

The Weighting Game

Article by: Rebecca Alwine You’ve received your orders and now it’s time to weigh your housing options for the next duty station. There are several things to consider when making this all important decision. Let’s start with this disclaimer: Each family is going to make their own priorities, for each move. Weigh Your Options There Read more about The Weighting Game[…]

8 Reasons Military Families Love Base Housing

Collaboration by our amazing Facebook community! When a military family is facing a PCS move, one of the biggest decisions they make will be to live on their new installation, or in a neighborhood off base. This decision can be difficult as families weed through base housing websites and Facebook groups. But these forums might Read more about 8 Reasons Military Families Love Base Housing[…]

7 Ways to End Your Summer on a Positive Note After a PCS!

This article was provided by our friends at Spouselink, a free website for Military Spouses that was created to support, inform and inspire users with a variety of content–anything from pop culture to important Military information. The thing about summer is, as soon as the calendar reaches August it feels like the season’s already over… not just Read more about 7 Ways to End Your Summer on a Positive Note After a PCS![…]

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?[…]

Moving to the D.C. Area? What Military Families Need to Know

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Communications Maybe you’ve been able to avoid the assignment for several years, or have been dying to move to the area, but now the orders are official! You are headed to the Pentagon or another duty station in the National Capital Region where you can get all your Fitbit Read more about Moving to the D.C. Area? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Moving to Southeast Arizona? What Military Families Need to Know

Article by: Rebecca Alwine Special thank you to Amy Wilson for the wonderful photos! You have orders to Southeast Arizona! Living out west may be going home for you or, like many military families, it might be a brand new adventure. Living in a desert climate can be quite a different experience if you have Read more about Moving to Southeast Arizona? What Military Families Need to Know[…]