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January 2017
Military OneSource Feature

Start the Year with Financial Planning

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The new year is the perfect time to get your financial house in order. Resolve to use Military OneSource's financial planning resources to develop better money habits, including creating a budget, managing your debt, and saving for the future.

(Learn new money habits.)

LinkedIn Page for Entrepreneurs

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If you're a military spouse who has always dreamed of starting your own business, you can find support in a new LinkedIn forum operated by the DoD and the Small Business Administration. Participants can use the forum to share experiences and get their questions answered about starting and running a business.

(Learn more.)

Free Tax Software Available in January

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Tax season is around the corner — starting Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, you can use Military OneSource's free tax software to prepare and file your taxes online. This benefit is developed for you, with military life in mind. The software is easy to use and has a 100 percent guarantee for accuracy. Best of all, it's free.

(Free tax help.)

Scholarships for Military Children

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The 2017-2018 school year scholarships for military children are now open—the program is in its 17th year and awarded $1.4 million during the 2016-2017 school year. See who is eligible and how to apply for a college scholarship—don't miss out.

(Apply today.)

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Educational Benefits Can be Shared

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides some great education benefits for service members. It also allows you to share your education benefits with children or other immediate family members under certain circumstances. Go to milConnect to learn whether you are eligible to share your benefits.

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Come check out the new design, articles and checklists on the Military OneSource beta site. We've improved our search function so the information you need is at your fingertips. Now is your chance to tell us what you think — help Military OneSource create an experience designed for you. Visit the beta website.

For Service Providers
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Upcoming Military Families Learning Network Webinars

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The MFLN encourages providers to learn from each other. In January, we will present Chronic Illness: Empowering Families in the Journey Part 1. Learn more and sign up for the webinar on the MFLN website.

MWR Survey Extended

If you've been invited to participate in the MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey, it's not too late to participate.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 16. See how you can honor his legacy.

TRICARE Enrollment

TRICARE open enrollment ends Jan. 31. Check out your options.

Online Group Discussion

Register now for the Jan. 18, 2017 webinar: Improving Communication with Your Spouse/Partner. 

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The tax consultant spent over an hour with me on the phone answering all my questions. Their support was outstanding!

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Tax Tip

PATH Act may affect you if you claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit on your tax return.


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