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Keeping Joy in the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate and enjoy family and festivities. While family gatherings, gift shopping and social activities can be fun, they also might leave you feeling overwhelmed. We would like to help make this holiday season peaceful and joyful for you and your family.

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How to Be Healthy Through the Holidays

Don’t let the hectic holiday schedule and party foods derail your health, nutrition and fitness goals. Sure, you want to have fun, but not so much you regret it come New Year’s Day.

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Tools and Tips for Navigating the Holidays as a Survivor

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for survivors, but there are things you can do and resources available to help you manage your grief and rediscover your joy for the season.

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Creating New Holiday Traditions When Your Service Member Is Away

Holidays can feel very different when your service member is away. There are traditions that you’d like to share with them or wish they could participate in. But there are things you can do to help yourself – and your service member – make the holidays special, whether they are stationed far from home or deployed. Sharing old traditions and creating new ones can keep the holidays fun and meaningful, and help you stay connected.

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Tips for Military Families to Save on Holiday Spending

The holiday season and spending money often go together, but there are ways to celebrate with your family without going into debt. It’s all about spending wisely. Consider these tips for staying in control of your finances during the holidays.

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6 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress for Families With Special Needs

The holidays are packed with fun, food, festivities and, for some of us, – stress. For families with special needs, the unfamiliar sounds, smells and visitors can sometimes be disruptive. Minimize your stress this holiday season with six simple strategies for keeping your family member engaged and calm. Be prepared and put the fun back into your festivities.

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Your Military Service Offers a Faster Track to U.S. Citizenship

Every year, thousands of foreign-born service members and their family members become U.S. naturalized citizens. Learn more about steps to become a U.S. citizen and how you can use your military service to speed up the process and save money for processing fees.

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Save for College With a 529 Plan

You’ve got the discipline to start saving early for your children’s education. The popular 529 plans are flexible, offer tax savings and are available in every state to start planning for college.

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Unlock the Savings and Nutrition Inside Your Commissary

Shopping for your best health can be inexpensive, and nutritious recipes can be easy to follow. Visit the Defense Commissary Agency’s website for great tips.

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Tax Extensions for Survivors

If you’re a survivor of a service member who has died on active duty, you may have the option of taking extra time to file your tax return.

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How to Create and Maintain Routines

Routines with predictable mealtimes, homework schedules and bedtime rituals benefit the entire family. Find tips for creating and maintaining routines to help your family thrive in your MilLife.

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What You Need to Know About Marrying Into the Military

If you are marrying a service member, congratulations. You are about to join an elite community of people who have committed to serve their country in a profound and meaningful way.

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Mindfulness During the Holidays

Don’t let holiday stress take the joy out of the season. Find your Zen through practicing mindfulness. Listen to the “Mindfulness During the Holidays” podcast for tips to help you create less stressful holiday experiences.. …