As a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) my passion is to work with current and former military service members. The MRP certification program, along with being a surviving gold star spouse (Go NAVY) prepared me to work with U.S. service members, their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support. I know first-hand the struggles of PCS’ing AND the benefits of using the VA loan in a sensible/smart way.

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Understanding the 2019 BAH Changes

The annual change to Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) took effect on 1 January 2019, and many service members will see a change in the BAH amount in their 14 January 2019 paycheck. Thankfully, the BAH rate protection policy means that your BAH won’t go down as long as you remain at the same duty station (except in rare circumstances.) Basically, your BAH can go up, but it can’t go down!

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7 Ways Military Spouses Can Face the Holidays Alone During Deployment

Feeling the holiday spirit yet? If so, great!

But for some military spouses, the upcoming holiday season doesn’t bring thoughts of joy this year. During my husband’s last deployment, I often expressed the wish that I could pull the covers over my head in November and wake back up in January so I could simply skip all the trappings of the holiday season and feigned interest when my heart wasn’t really in it.

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