DH just found out he'll have to send more money home than he thought. (His parents, not US residents, depend on us... but we can't list them as dependents because they don't have socials, long story.) We're going to be living on $750/mo unless I work, and presumably that's before savings. I feel sick just thinking about it. DH *eats* that much, not organic. He could eat that much white rice, I swear.
Does substitute teacher for DoD schools pay okay? Anyone know what that would be like? I'm grossly over-qualified according to the job ad and I have pref. job twice over (returned PC volunteer & spouse). Would it cover day-care?
DH is an E4, do I get free child care?
Help. Our life is going to be so bleak if I don't work. Even if I do!
Hi, I'm military wife stationed in Italy, and found this post because dh and I were considering putting in for Germany next. We have heard nothing but good things about being there. I have many friends who substitute and the DoD school here. They get paid $100 a day, and they work several times a week with different age groups. We are Air Force, so I don't know if COLA wold be the same, but we make $1000 extra dollars a month living off base. We keep our electricy bill low so we can pocket the extra cash. We have never been able to save money before we came here. The euro sucks right now, so I do a lot of online shopping usually through Amazon, they are one of the only places that ships to APO. We have friends in Garmish, and from what I've heard it is an amazing experience to be stationed there. Everyone from here drives there for vacations. Living in a different country is hard at times, but it is so worth it, ok well hope that helps a little bit.