Update on Privatized Military Housing Issue

One week ago, our organization, the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) released a report on the condition of privatized military housing. We want to take a moment to provide a brief update. But first, a sincere thank you to the thousands of brave military families who trusted us with your stories. We brought your experiences… Read full post

MFAN Research: Privatized Military Housing Survey Executive Summary

The mission of the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is to connect military families with leaders and decision makers. We share the stories of those who serve and respond to their needs through collaboration and, when needed, program development. After hearing from military families about issues with privatized military housing last October, MFAN began researching… Read full post

Military Online Financial Education Program Hits Major Unique User Milestone, Expands Smart Investing Capabilities to Match Growing Demand

Military Online Financial Education Program Hits Major Unique User Milestone, Expands Smart Investing Capabilities to Match Growing Demand   WASHINGTON — The Military Family Advisory Network’s (MFAN) MilCentsSM, an online social learning financial education program, reached a milestone of 11,087 unique program participants in 2018, a 33 percent increase from 2017. MilCents introduces military families… Read full post

Opening: MFAN Research Intern (Spring 2019)

We’re making a difference for military families — join us! The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) is seeking a PT (20 hours/week) unpaid intern to assist with research focused on military families, service members, and veterans. The internship would run from January 2019 through April 2019. MFAN is a nonprofit with a simple mission: connect… Read full post

Military Family Advisory Network, SEED SPOT, and Booz Allen Hamilton Team Up to Support Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

Military Family Advisory Network, SEED SPOT, and Booz Allen Hamilton Team Up to Support Military Spouse Entrepreneurs Twenty military spouses will participate in entrepreneurship training program in Washington, DC.   Washington, DC: The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), SEED SPOT, and Booz Allen Hamilton have teamed up to send 20 military spouses to the SEED… Read full post

Influencers Meet in Washington, DC to Address Key Military and Veteran Family Needs

Influencers Meet in Washington, DC to Address Key Military and Veteran Family Needs. Military Family Advisory Network Hosts Solutions Summit in Honor of Fifth Anniversary WASHINGTON — The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), a national non-profit of military spouses, marked its fifth anniversary by convening its current and former advisory board members as well as… Read full post

TRICARE Changes: What you need to know

There are two big changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know and what you need to do. What you need to know: Regardless of whether you are overseas or stateside, TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra will be replaced by TRICARE Select. According to TRICARE.mil,… Read full post

Changes to Military Retirement: Who, What, When, and Why

By now you’ve heard about the impending changes to the military retirement system. We’re here to break down what it means and explain who will be affected — and when. For lots more information about military retirement and financial readiness, including training on the new Blended Retirement System, visit militaryfamilyadvisorynetwork.org/milcents Who? Service members who have… Read full post

Check Out MWR Programs This Holiday Season

When was the last time you took part in an MWR-sponsored activity? Have you checked out MWR rentals lately? What about an MWR-sponsored getaway? During this holiday season, take advantage of everything your MWR office has to offer. Hosting a party? Could you use additional tables or chairs? Check out your MWR. It often has… Read full post

14 Money Saving Holiday Hacks For MilFams

Don’t let the holiday rush get the best of your wallet. Spend smart with these tips from MFAN advisors. 1. Plan ahead via GIPHY If you’re playing host this year, plan out your menu and create your shopping list in advance—that way, as sales start rolling in you can buy items on sale. Check out… Read full post