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Join us as we take a fun and informative look at the history of Presidential elections in the United States of America as well as all sorts of topics directly related to how our government and elections work! We also delve into the reasons and policies (Constitutional or otherwise) behind exactly what makes the highest offices in the land tick.
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While many variables are out of our control as military families, sometimes we have opportunities for more control over our decisions, especially when it comes to moving. Listen in as our host Heather shares more about what moving options might actually work best your family. MilHousing Network is a proud partner of uShip. Since 2004, uShip has bee…
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Childcare is a shortage being felt all over the country, but it’s especially difficult for military families. Join as we talk to Kayla Corbitt from The Operation Childcare Project about how they’re helping solve the crisis of military childcare access. Connect with Kayla and her team at https://www.occproject.org/. Helping military families connect…
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April is the Month of the Military Child and in this episode we recognize the work the National Military Family Association is doing for military children, specifically with their Operation Purple Camps. You can find out more about their organization and these camps here. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughou…
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Whether you’re a homeowner or renting, regular maintenance and cleaning to the inside and outside of your home can help refresh your home’s look and help keep it safe and secure. Join us as we review some spring cleaning tips that might even help you prepare for an upcoming PCS. MilHousing Network is a proud partner of Elite Home Warranty, servicin…
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It's National Nutrition Month! Join as our host and Registered Dietitian, Heather Campbell, shares more about resources that support the nutrition needs of military families including The MSOF Cookbook called The Warrior's Table and a workshop from InDependent to help stretch the grocery budget called Fuel the Homefront. Helping military families c…
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The first step to wellness is understanding your needs and how to care for them. Join as we discuss available resources for your wellness journey including the InDependent Wellness Summit. Register for free at https://in-dependent.org/wellness-summit/. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more…
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Military couples face more than the expected stressors of relationships as they navigate military life. Join us with Bree Carroll, founder of Military Marriage Day, to learn why this happens, what resources are available, and how to embrace the hard work to ensure your military marriage is strong. You can learn more about Military Marriage Day and …
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Mortgage rates are holding steady but expected to drop further- what does that even mean? Join this episode as we talk about buying power in 2024 and what factors to consider when purchasing your next home as a military or veteran family. MilHousing Network is a proud partner of Armed Forces Bank. Serving those who serve since 1907. For more inform…
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With a new year and changes to military pay comes a need to revisit the household budget. In this episode, we review some of the major factors that make the budgets of military households unique so you can plan for success. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about MilHousing Network at …
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The updates to military pay starting January 1, 2024 have been released! Listen in for a recap of the upcoming changes, what they mean, and how they might changes in the future. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about MilHousing Network at https://milhousingnetwork.com/. MilHousing Net…
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Military OneSource is an abundant resource for military families that can supplement what’s available on installation at little or no cost for military families. Listen in for a high level review for all the available products and resources. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about MilH…
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The Military Housing Privatization Initiative Tenant Bill of Rights is an example of intervention at the highest levels of Congress and DoD to ensure military families have access to appropriate, safe, maintained housing. Listen in as we review how we got here, why we need this, and what it actually says. Helping military families connect with mili…
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Part of moving as a military family means relocating spouse careers. Military spouses struggle with unemployment way above the national average, but help is coming! In part 3 of our Legislative Action series, learn about the legislation regarding spouse employment & licensure transfer. Helping military families connect with military real estate exp…
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In Part 2 of our Legislative Action series, listen in to learn about two big interests for military families: the Quality of Life Panel currently looking into military issues and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)- aka the Defense Bill. It's an interesting time in Congress and the more we know, the better prepared we can be for using our…
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Join us for this 4 part "Legislative Action and Military Families" series as we explore how to take a more active role in the policies and decisions governing our quality of life in the military community. In Part 1, we cover how and when to contact our legislators. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the …
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Grown-up topics like insurance aren't typically high on the list of conversation starters, but as military families, it's important to protect ourselves. Join Heather as she discusses the need for flood insurance and whether or not it's something you should consider for your home. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts …
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"Geo-baching" is a slang term for opting out of a move with a service member. Why would a military family ever consider not living together? Join Heather as she discusses why a family might geo-bach and what conversations to have when exploring this decision-making process. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts through…
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Have you considered turning your family home into a rental property? What are the pros and cons? Should you hire a property manager? What should you look for in a property manager? Join us on this episode as we explore this conversation and give you ideas for how to decide what works best for the needs of your family. Helping military families conn…
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Moving is stressful no matter how many times you do it. With the current economic climate, it's important to explore all options for securing housing- including the assumption of an existing VA Loan. Listen in for the basics of a VA Loan, what an assumption means, and what to consider before making a decision. Helping military families connect with…
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Military life is full of acronyms, but when it comes to setting up the household budget or looking into purchasing power for a future home, it's important to understand BAH, basic allowance for housing. Listen in for an explanation of BAH- what it is, what it isn't, and where some of the current concerns lie with advocates, leaders, and legislators…
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Groceries are more expensive than ever, making budgeting all the more essential to the success of military family finances. Use some of these ideas and tips to become an educated consumer on how to best stretch those household dollars. For more information on Fuel the Homefront with InDependent, click here. Helping military families connect with mi…
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Eating on the road can fit into a chaotic summer schedule and budget. Join Heather Campbell, Registered Dietitian and family meal expert, as she shares her favorite tips and tricks to keep your family eating well and having fun all summer. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about MilHou…
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Having family members with special needs can cause extra stress in the military lifestyle. In this episode we provide a birds eye view of the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), designed to assist military families with special needs. You can learn more here. If you’re in need of additional EFMP related support and resources, be sure to conne…
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Military Spouses pledge to serve our country by supporting our all-volunteer force. However, the reality of military life often leads to underemployment and unemployment of military spouses at 6-10x the national average. In this episode, you'll get a glimpse at the reality of military spouse employment, the progress that's been made, and the progre…
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Moving with pets can cost thousands of dollars to service members & military families and additional stress during an already stressful time. Tune in to hear what's happening with PCS Pet reimbursement to help alleviate this cost for servicemembers and their families. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout th…
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Military moves can be stressful, especially in the weeks and months of planning before everything goes into boxes. In this episode, we break down practical steps of how to start preparing your house by discussing what to prioritize and when. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about MilH…
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Maria Reed from Moving with the Military joins us to discuss home trends in 2023 and how to create a home you love with life on the move. You can find her on every social media platform as “Moving with the Military,” on VetstreamTV, and at https://www.movingwiththemilitary.tv/. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts thr…
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The real estate market has changed drastically again this year! Listen to veteran spouse and realtor Melissa Posilero share her insights into buying and selling in 2023. If you're looking to connect with Melissa or her team in the Warner Robins, Georgia area, you can find them here. Helping military families connect with military real estate expert…
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Each year the military moving proceeds changes and it can feel overwhelming to keep track of it all. Listen in as PCS Like a Pro founder and moving expert Megan Harless as she explains all the 2023 changes that military families need to know. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about Mil…
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Life in the military is full of unpredictable and predictable stressors. Join Heather as she talks to military spouse advocate and popular comedian Ashley Gutermuth about how to find the humor in the military lifestyle. Laugh along as Heather and Ashley both share stories of their own journeys along with tips, tricks, and actionable steps to help f…
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Marriage in the military community comes with extra stressors that might be hard to find support for. In light of Valentine's Day, we're discussing resources available for military couples as well as a few of the leading military spouse voices in this space. You can find more about working with Corie Weathers, the Lifegiver podcast, and her book Sa…
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Military families have enough changes without worrying about the changes to their household income. In this episode, we break down the changes to military pay that you need to know in 2023, including base pay and all the acronyms including BAS, BAH, and BNA (basic needs allowance). We also cover changes to military retirement and the new parental l…
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Join Heather this week to learn how to realistically choose and plan out your Resolutions, whether they happen on Jan 1 or any other time of the year. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about MilHousing Network at https://milhousingnetwork.com/. MilHousing Network is a proud partner of …
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Preparing for a PCS can be stressful enough, but a PCS over the winter adds new factors to consider. From planning school gaps for the kids to leave in route and even flexibility around winter weather, we cover all the big things to consider in this week's episode. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the U…
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How do you decide which traditions to keep? Which ones to ditch? Or even how to create new holiday traditions that fit your family’s needs? Join us in this episode as we discuss how to build traditions that you can take anywhere. Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about MilHousing Netwo…
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When it's time to celebrate the holidays, military families have a unique opportunity to create their own traditions. In this episode, you'll learn how to choose what traditions to keep and how to celebrate when you're far from home. You'll also learn a few tips to help you stretch those dollars for holiday meals so you can spend your time enjoying…
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In this episode, MilHousing Nation host, Heather, helps us understand how much to save for a down payment on a home. With rising interest rates and record inflation, there is more to plan for than ever. Learn where to put your extra dollars, how to improve your lending application, and what to plan for with your next home purchase. Helping military…
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Deployment is a regular part of life in the military community, however often we don’t know how to best take care of deployed families. Join host Heather Campbell as she discusses how to support deployed families from the perspective of both the family and the community around them. Helping military families connect with military real estate expert…
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Maria Mendez Reed is a military spouse superhero, who has devoted her time and talents to bettering the lives of those around her. As one of the founding members of the Inspire Up Foundation, she is dedicated to uplifting military spouses in our community. As the producer and creator of Moving with the Military, a home improvement show dedicated to…
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Being a military family and planning winter travel can be overwhelming. Try these four steps to help you feel prepared with realistic expectations and backup plans so that you can truly enjoy the travel you've worked so hard to plan: 1. Pay attention to your schedule to/from your destination, and while you’re there. 2. Consider the location & weath…
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In this two-part episode, MilHousing Network and moving pro Megan Harless, of PCS like a Pro, dive into the complexities of moving reimbursements and allowances. Megan Harless is an Army Veteran, military spouse, mom to three amazing children, and is passionate about educating others on the regulations and policies of PCS (permanent change of stati…
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In this two-part episode, MilHousing Network and moving pro Megan Harless, of PCS like a Pro, dive into the complexities of moving reimbursements and allowances. Megan Harless is an Army Veteran, military spouse, mom to three amazing children, and is passionate about educating others on the regulations and policies of PCS (permanent change of stati…
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What does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do you know if you are a good neighbor? Heather Campbell breaks down a few actionable steps for how to passively be a good neighbor, and how to actively be a good neighbor. Listen in to learn how you can be a good neighbor, even when you're not in control of where you will call home next. Be sure to shar…
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Join us as Heather Campbell walks us through actionable steps to support military spouse and veteran owned businesses. For more information on military spouse entrepreneurship, be sure to connect with Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs at https://amseagency.com and the Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce at https://milspousechamber.org. Y…
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In this episode, Heather Campbell walks us through the important questions to ask a home inspector before, during and after a home inspection for your buying/selling process. With these practical steps, you’ll feel prepared for your upcoming inspection whether you’re a home buying rookie or a well-seasoned buyer. Special thanks to Armed Forces Bank…
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Join Heather Campbell and Stephanie Sheehan, a military spouse of 29 1/2 years recently turned retiree spouse! Stephanie learned as a young military spouse how to pinch pennies and really dedicate resources to create a nest egg for retirement over the last decade of military service. Join us as we discuss the new blended retirement system and the s…
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Looking for some unique ideas to incorporate into your summer PCS travel? Host Heather Campbell is rounding up some amazing ideas to keep your family engaged during your big move! Do you have an upcoming move?! Helping military families connect with military real estate experts throughout the US. Learn more about MilHousing Network at https://milho…
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This week host Heather Campbell is joined by MilSpo Jodi Vickery and Tom McLean from Armed Forces Bank! Listen in ways you can prepare to stabilize your finances in both the short and long term to make not just your next PCS a success but every single one going forward! Want to connect with Armed Forces Bank? MilHousing Network is a proud partner o…
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Heather Campbell is joined by fellow MilSpo, friend and realtor Melissa Posilero to take a dive into the things to consider the day you look at houses. PCS'ing is already an overwhelming time then add house hunting to the list and those emotions begin to run high. Wether this is your first time house hunting or your 10th, Melissa provides some help…
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Join Heather Campbell as she hosts the first of many podcasts on MilHousing Nation. She is joined by fellow MilSpo Sonia Ramirez-Garza to talk all the things to help grow a MilSpo friendly career! From starting with your priorities, strategically volunteering to finding a work life balance that fits with your family, this episode offers plenty of n…
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