USO – The Fantastic World of USO


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Fantastic World of USO Many of you may have heard about a program called the USO and many of you may not know exactly what they do. The USO was formed in 1941 as America was impending entering into WWII. Many groups were mobilizing to gather support for our military members. So President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the United Service Organizations with the common objective to provide the emotional support our troops needed. In May 6, 1941, three months after the birth of the USO … [Read more...]

Financial February for the Military Spouse


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Financial February Here's my financial February advice for military spouses. My husband is currently on deployment. It's my job to hold down the fort while he is away. Being a military spouse is, I feel, is the hardest job in the military. There are many trials and tribulations we are faced with and must overcome in order to maintain our lives. Having my spouse taken away from me feels like I lose a huge part of myself. The first time he left, I wasn't sure how everything was going to work. … [Read more...]

Commissary Shopping Questions Answered


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Week after week we the "The Coupon Wizards" put out store match ups for your viewing and planning pleasure. It is my job to help you guys with Commissary shopping. The Commissary Match Up comes out twice a month. It is released online via their website and will show you what is on sale at your local Commissary. The unique thing about the Commissary Match Up is that the sale items that are "matched" are "National Promotions." These items are on sale across the board at all Commissaries. Now … [Read more...]

Wizard Amanda’s Resolutions for the Year


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Amanda's New Year's Resolutions It's the start of a new year and for many of us that means resolution time! However for me it means really nothing more than the day before. People ask me, "What are your goals for the new year?" "Did you make any resolutions?" For me the answer is always, "No." I have never been a good goal maker. In high school every trimester we would be required to write down goals for each class in that current trimester. I always lied and said the most common goals I … [Read more...]

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