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Heidi J. Bauer, MSW, LCSW, a therapist specializing in working with service members and their families, presents an overview of her four simple drills to help reverse the symptoms of stress. Available as a playaway, these drills can help slow your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and reduce the level of stress hormones in your body. By doing these drills regularly, you can lower your baseline stress level and be better prepared to deal with stress in the future.
MilTax is a quick, reliable way for service members and their families to file and prepare their taxes. It’s completely free and designed specifically for the military community, with support from tax experts who can answer questions at no cost.
VITA offers free tax preparation and e-filing for eligible service members at sites both on and off base. Certified tax volunteers are trained in military life and provide in-person support to answer any questions.
Learn to recognize financial scams before becoming a victim with this quick-reference fact sheet.
Financial readiness starts with a plan. Start with this fact sheet, and create a spending plan that works.
My Training Hub offers several financial readiness courses. See the course listings and descriptions in this fact sheet.
Education is priceless, but higher education can be pricey. See college financing options side by side to easily choose the right track.
Not all debt is bad debt. Learn the difference, discover how good debt can be beneficial and identify sources of additional information with this fact sheet.
It takes a village to teach kids about finances. Set the stage for a bright financial future for military kids with the tools highlighted in this fact sheet.
Members of the military community are ideal candidates for financial scams. Learn how Military Consumer can protect military consumers and increase financial readiness.
Learn how Military Lending Act protects military service members and their families from predatory loans.
Military Saves Week pauses the regular pattern of income and expenses and puts the focus on saving to create a bright financial future for military families.
Military families do not face financial challenges alone. See how the Department of Defense protects the finances of service members and their families.
Retirement planning shouldn't be something you "get to later." Adequately prepare for retirement by using the resources highlighted in this fact sheet.
Debt can quickly snowball into an overwhelming amount. Whatever your number is right now, you can use these tools to reduce your dependency on debt.
Get to know the Roth Thrift Savings Plan in this easy-to-follow overview.
Have a savings goal in mind — it gives you motivation to it. Find tips and resources in this fact sheet to keep you on track, whether it’s a long road or a short one.
Military kids are never too young to learn the value of a dollar. Parents, learn effective ways to teach finances to budding minds and keep the resources highlighted in this fact sheet in your back pocket.
MilTax, free tax services are designed specifically for the military community – with specialized support from tax consultants who understand unique tax requirements and access to easy-to-use, secure software.
With VITA, eligible service members can self-file, sit down with a trained tax professional to have their taxes completed, or drop off their tax forms and return at a designated time to complete the filing. Military tax experts make quick work of taxes.
MilTax is quick, reliable way for service members and their families to file and prepare their taxes. It’s completely free and designed specifically for the military community, with support from tax experts who can answer questions at no cost.
During tax season, service members can receive free assistance from trained tax experts through VITA. From preparation to filing, VITA answers any tax questions and provides in-person support in locations around the country at no cost.
MilTax provides free tax preparation and filing software, consultations with experts on military tax deductions, and valuable tools and information to ease tax-time worries of service members and their families.
During tax season, service members can receive free assistance from trained tax experts through VITA. From preparation to filing, VITA answers any tax questions and provides in-person support at locations around the country at no cost.
You play a critical role in distributing timely, accurate and relevant information to service members and their families. The majority of today’s service members and their families do not live on a military base, and civilian support agencies and programs are more involved than ever in supporting military families. Families in every stage of military life rely on you for services and support, including everything from counseling to child care. As you work with service members and their families, we hope you will use the information in this toolkit to help us share important information about Department of Defense family support policy.
Department of Defense service providers play a critical role in providing timely, accurate and relevant information to service members and their families. You provide services and support to military families around the world, at every stage of military life. These families rely on you as part of their trusted network of support, and your contributions directly impact mission readiness. We designed this toolkit to assist you in your role, helping you ensure all families can access the services they need to manage the challenges of everyday life and those associated with military life.
Military leaders play a critical role in providing timely, accurate and relevant information to service members, their families and survivors. The Family Readiness System assists you in preventing, identifying and addressing family readiness challenges within your force. This toolkit was developed to help you share important information about family readiness policy with the ultimate goal of helping you maintain a mission-ready force and optimize military family readiness.
Public affairs officers play a significant role in providing timely, accurate and relevant information to service members and their families. You are responsible for ensuring consistent messaging about your branch’s family programs and services and ensuring alignment with the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s family program messaging. Given your unique and sometimes challenging role, we designed this Family Readiness System Toolkit specifically for you.
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