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    Nurturing the Money Tree: Creating Income Part 2

    In Part 1 of Nurturing the Money Tree we chatted about creating income by working for someone else. But if you are like me, maybe working for someone else isn’t for you, and many military spouses actually choose to own their own businesses. I know I did. This option gives them the flexibility and control that they are looking for while building something for their future at the same time.  Being a business owner has some great advantages, but if you don’t know what you are getting into and you don’t have a plan of action it can quickly take over your life or worse leave you in a financial…

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    Shaking the Money Tree: Tips for YOUR Military Family

    I’m sure it comes as no surprise that you won’t get rich on your military paycheck alone.  Shoot sometimes I’m lucky to have a couple of dollars left in the account come payday.  However while the pay won’t set any records, there is much to be said for a steady reliable income that comes with some great benefits. When we first came into the military we had to adjust to the decrease in pay, and frankly I wasn’t very good at it.  I didn’t know how to bargain shop, use coupons or buy strategically when things were on sale.  I had no idea how to live on barely enough to…