Yes, it's still summer time technically, but that's not going to stop Home Depot from putting out their 15 foot Halloween decorations on display. We know some of you have already grabbed a PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) from Starbucks. Whether you're buying a $300 skeleton for your front yard, buying $10 coffees, or just trying to cover your bills, we know discounts can help a lot. … [Read more...] about 5 of Our Favorite Veteran Discounts This Fall
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Maybe you're on the verge of retirement from the military. Perhaps you've already retired and are looking to understand your financial situation a little better. Regardless, you're wondering: is military retirement pay tax exempt? That's a complex question with a complex answer. As such, we're going to answer it in detail below, helping you understand just what your tax … [Read more...] about Is Military Retirement Pay Tax Exempt?
While it may not feel like it to those on a prolonged job search, there are businesses out there that hire veterans. Specifically, businesses that want to hire veterans because of their unique skillset. George Anders wrote about this in his LinkedIn news article titled, "Veterans' newest career map is here: standouts range from cyber to Seattle." We're going … [Read more...] about Veteran Careers: The Best Places for Veterans to Work
Hurricane Ian has come. And at the current moment, over a hundred have lost their lives. Florida is no stranger to hurricanes. But year after year, these natural disasters provide unique challenges for locals. Fortunately, the national guard is there to step in for disaster relief. This year, Florida military bases prepared early. Thousands of national guard … [Read more...] about The Florida National Guard: How They Responded To Hurricane Ian
In recent years, the number of military recruits has been on a decline. In 2021, the United States Navy fell short of its targeted recruitment goals by 635 recruits. For anyone considering becoming a future sailor or returning to active duty, is the time. The Navy has announced a beefed-up Navy signing bonus program to attract veterans back to duty. Read on to find out more … [Read more...] about Navy Bonuses to Attract Veterans Back to Active Duty
One month after the global shut down, unemployment rates in America hit crisis levels. Unemployment in April 2020 was reminiscent of numbers seen in the 1930s. What's more, experts believe that number didn't even scratch the surface. Since 2020, unemployment rates have been stabilizing. Despite that, millions of jobs are disappearing altogether as part of the 'new … [Read more...] about Veteran Unemployment Rate Hits New Record Low
Rent prices are skyrocketing while military housing benefits only see a slight increase. Military families are left to figure out how to pay what their housing allowance doesn't cover. Continue reading to learn how the rent growth situation affects military personnel even though they receive military benefits. We'll also discuss how the Department of Defense is … [Read more...] about Feeling the Squeeze: Are Military Housing Benefits Not Enough?
Burn pits are an American scourge. Nearly 200,000 veterans have reported health problems related to burn pits to the government. The PACT Act is a piece of burn pit legislation that will expand veteran healthcare. Yet many people don't know much about it. Before you make a request for healthcare from the VA, you should inform yourself about it. What is a toxic burn … [Read more...] about Senate Passes Burn Pit Legislation for Veteran Healthcare
Few Americans understand the risks that U.S. veterans are exposed to. Beyond bullets and mortars, these risks extend well beyond the battlefield. Did you know that 3.5 million veterans were exposed to toxic burn pits while serving in the military after September 11, 2001? One of the most egregious situations involved how the military disposed of waste in Iraq and … [Read more...] about PACT Act Bill for Veterans Blocked
Serving in the military is among the many honors that a US citizen can bestow upon their country. However, it is a calling that requires great sacrifice, not just from the service member but also from their loved ones. For military families, deployment can mean months or even years apart from their spouse or parent. And for those with small children, it can be difficult to … [Read more...] about Which Are the Top 5 US Military Bases for Families?