Make the Most of National Mentoring Month by Volunteering

Trying  to start the New Year off by doing something good? The perfect opportunity is right in your own backyard! January is National Mentoring Month and a time to lend skills and support to your local community.

It's Peak College Application Time...Tackling the Common App!

There are many benefits to applying to college with the Common Application, which is used by more than 700 unviersities.

It's Election Time! Planning for the Blended Retirement System

No, you haven’t misread your calendar. We’re not referring to a political election, but we are talking about important new options regarding your future retirement benefits. 

Break Bad Habits, Not New Year's Resolutions

What are you hoping to achieve in 2018? Here are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, as well as some tips to help you achieve your goals.

So...What is a Mentor, Exactly?

Mentor. Coach.  Guide. Counselor. Teacher. Instructor. Adviser. The word “mentor” has a lot of meanings, whether you’re looking it up in the dictionary or asking what it might mean to you personally. So how do you settle on one term? Let’s look at the different types of mentoring and how they could apply to you as a Marine or a Marine spouse.

Four Tax Credits You Didn't Know You Were Entitled To

Parents of children with special needs often have unique financial concerns. Are you aware of all the tax deductions and credits you are entitled to?

Finding a Mentor as a Marine Spouse

You know a mentor is key to advancing in your career, but as a Marine spouse where do you find a mentor to provide career guidance, advice and support? Here are 6 places to start your search.  

Combat Video Game Addictions

What if playing video games takes over other aspects of your life?  The word “addiction” will often make you think of drugs, alcohol, shopping, or even food.

Think You Don't Need a Financial Plan? Think Again.

You learned about the importance of a personal financial plan during the Transition Readiness Seminar; now is the time to put it into practice.

Get Ready for 2018: Preparing Your Voting Absentee Ballot

As Marines, one of the most important rights you fight to defend is the right to vote. Recent elections have been decided by a margin of victory of less than 0.1%, so every vote truly does matter. With the 2018 voting season quickly approaching, voters should understand their voting rights and how to register and successfully vote.

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