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If you're a military wife, you're poor

Anonymous
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Do you agree with this? I see this a lot around here, by military and non military alike.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 5, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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JNLmomme09
by on May. 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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No. I don't agree with that. I think that you make one of the important sacrifices a wife and family can make.
GreenEyePixie
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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Sorta agree. While we don't make much money we do have a lot of benefits that help. Though like with any job the higher up you are the more money you make.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 5, 2013 at 6:22 PM
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It depends on the husband's rank, if the spouse is a sahm or working, and how many kids they have. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Pfft. Yeah, right. I know a military wife who is anything but poor. Four kids, always eats out, always in a nice house (moves a lot for husband's job), always in nice clothes, etc. And she doesn't work.

illinoismommy83
by on May. 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM

I think it just depends. Officer pay isn't bad at all.

http://www.airforce.com/benefits/officer-pay/

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM
Agreed but this is a spinoff of a comment I saw in another post about how military pay isn't comfortable.


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It depends on the husband's rank, if the spouse is a sahm or working, and how many kids they have. 


Peaceful.chaos
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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I'm retired military and I do know that paygrades E-1 through E-4 are not configured to raise families and a lot of families struggle.
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beckylynn486
by on May. 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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Its like any other job you have to live within your means.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on May. 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Not even close. Military personnel make a lot once you roll in benefits.
Peaceful.chaos
by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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That was because of the paygrade.


Quoting Anonymous:

Agreed but this is a spinoff of a comment I saw in another post about how military pay isn't comfortable.




Quoting Anonymous:

It depends on the husband's rank, if the spouse is a sahm or working, and how many kids they have. 



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