I did an Instagram poll a couple weeks ago that asked what sort of blog content people would like to see. One of the more interesting suggestions was tips for military life. I’ll be honest – I don’t have a ton – but I do have a list of things I wish I would have known about a lot sooner than I did. Today I’m sharing a big list of tips for military families and spouses — everything from selling a house to military discounts. If you are interested in life hacks for military families, today’s post is for you!
Life Hacks For Military Families
Utilize SCRA benefits to help reduce interest on debt, avoid credit card fees and more. We got started by contacting USAA and they took care of the rest!
When booking vacations, consider using the ArmedForcesTravel.com portal or booking an off-base hotel (Orlando, Honolulu, San Francisco and many other towns have them!).
Just get a new computer? Microsoft Office offers military members really steep discounts on their products.
If you’re selling a home, don’t discount using a USAA-approved agent for the sale. They offer incentive rewards for cash back at settlement.
Shopping? Dining? Traveling? Don’t forget to think about the huge list of military discounts!
Some credit cards that offer amazing benefits waive the annual fee for military members. We love the American Express Platinum Card!
If you love to travel, look into the Space A (Space Available) program for flights. These planes are operated by the Department of Defense and open to service members, retirees and their families. Most terminals have a Space A Facebook page where you can see flight patterns and try to plan.
Are you a military service member or spouse? What is your best life hack?
If you liked this post, you might also like FAQ About Transitioning Off Active Duty Military Service or 3 Ways To Support Veterans As They Transition To Civilian Life.