Budgeting for Your Family’s PCS to Germany – AHRN.com

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This week, the Automated Housing Referral Network published the first in a seven-part content series I created for them. These seven posts detail the many expenses a military family should consider budgeting for before starting their PCS to Germany, and I hope that they help other military families to prepare … Continue reading

One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Journey to Incorporation: Part 3

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This is Part 3 in a multi-part series about my journey to incorporation as an LLC as a military spouse entrepreneur stationed overseas. I hope that by documenting this journey publicly, I can help other spouses navigate the waters more smoothly, and that I can raise awareness about policies that make entrepreneurship (a concept … Continue reading

Celebrating Shrove Tuesday in Bavaria

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Today is the last Tuesday of Fasching, so it’s the last big hoorah in Germany before Lent begins tomorrow. Over the last several days, there have been plenty of celebrations in our little corner of Bavaria, but when you’re celebrating Shrove Tuesday in Bavaria, it’s all about the parades. Sunday was … Continue reading

One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Journey to Incorporation, Part 2

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Incorporation as a business isn’t easy when you relocate frequently as part of your family’s commitment to your husband’s military service. I’m writing about my experience trying to incorporate my freelance work into an LLC while living overseas for my husband’s job with the Army. This is the second post … Continue reading

One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Journey to Incorporation

Incorporation as a business is a pretty straightforward task for most entrepreneurs. Figure out what kind of business formation is right for your needs, talk to an attorney if necessary, choose a business name, and register your business name with the secretary of state in which your business operates. Incorporation … Continue reading

Norway’s Take on Our Favorite Little Candies: M&Ms

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We all know and love M&M’s, but Norway has it’s own, shorter take on this global American sweet treat: The M’s. I’m always curious to see whether countries have their own big pre-packaged food brands, or whether they sell the same brands we know in the States. What I learned … Continue reading