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A Family's Guide to the Military For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-38697-2
388 pages
October 2008
US $19.99 Add to Cart


Part I: Reporting for Duty.

Chapter 1: Living Life As a Military Family.

Chapter 2: Figuring Out Customs and Courtesies.

Chapter 3: Getting Around Military Bases.

Chapter 4: Connecting with the Military Community.

Part II: Understanding Your Financial Issues and Benefits.

Chapter 5: Deciphering Military Compensation.

Chapter 6: Taking Care of Yourself: Health and Dental Insurance.

Chapter 7: Maximizing Military Benefits.

Chapter 8: Starting Out on the Right Financial Foot.

Chapter 9: Building onto Your Financial Foundation.

Chapter 10: Housing Options for the Military Family.

Chapter 11: Finding Employment and Educational Opportunities.

Part III: Supporting the Military Family.

Chapter 12: Raising a Family in the Military.

Chapter 13: Maintaining Strong Military Couples.

Chapter 14: Tapping into Community Support.

Chapter 15: Dealing with the Disability or Death of a Family Member.

Part IV: Mastering Deployments.

Chapter 16: Prepping for Deployments.

Chapter 17: Accessing Traditional Family Support.

Chapter 18: Helping Children Cope with the Absence of a Parent.

Chapter 19: Keeping Connected with Your Loved One.

Part V: Transitioning Out of the Military.

Chapter 20: Separating from Service.

Chapter 21: Retiring from Service.

Chapter 22: Exploring Subsequent Careers.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Best Benefi ts for Military Spouses.

Chapter 24: Ten Biggest Financial Military Benefits.

Chapter 25: Ten Worst Scams Against Servicemembers.

Appendix: Military Acronyms.


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