Recently, senior military leadership has voiced a strong opinion that resonates across the service branches: a boost in pay and significant improvements in housing conditions are not just necessary; they're imperative for boosting morale, retention, and recruitment. The Push for Better Compensation Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy James Honea's testimony to Congress … [Read more...] about A Rally for Morale: The Case for Boosting Pay and Improving Housing in the Military
We're committed to finding new ways for veterans and military families to save more of their hard earned money. In addition to discounts, we've also researched tax rebates, homeowner programs, and more. Instead of digging a financial hole this holiday season, let's find a few ways to enjoy family time without breaking the bank. Avoid Costly Home Repairs with American Home … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Veterans Can Save This Winter
Understanding the Tax Landscape for U.S. Military Veterans Serving in the military is an honorable commitment that comes with various challenges and rewards. One of the less discussed aspects of transitioning from military to civilian life is the impact on taxes. As a veteran, understanding how your service affects your tax situation is crucial for financial stability and … [Read more...] about Navigating Tax Implications for U.S. Military Veterans
Purchasing a home is a significant milestone, and for veterans, the VA loan provides an excellent opportunity to make homeownership a reality. While the process may seem daunting, understanding the VA loan requirements can demystify the journey. Today, let's explore the vital steps to getting approved for a VA loan. The VA Loan: A Brief Overview A VA loan is a mortgage … [Read more...] about Navigating the Path to VA Loan Approval: A Simplified Guide
Military families are looking for more ways to save on everyday purchases, and USAA has an easy-to-use solution for all of your online purchases. From travel purchases to groceries, the USAA MemberShop® makes getting cash back a breeze. Cash back is a form of rebate, which is considered tax free income. MemberShop® cash back savings arrive in the form of a check once your … [Read more...] about USAA Members: Use This Benefit for Extra Savings with Online Shopping
Life after active duty can be an adjustment, and one of the most significant decisions a veteran will make is where to live. With various cities offering different benefits, opportunities, and challenges, making a well-informed choice is crucial. To make things easier, we've compiled a list of the top ten best – and worst – cities for military veterans. The Best … [Read more...] about 10 of the Best (and Worst) Cities for Military Veterans
The last few years have increased the awareness of solar energy as a way to save on monthly utility bills. We're always on the hunt for the best discounts and options for our military and veteran subscribers, and many have asked about solar recently. Solar shoppers are likely aware of the incentives available for all homeowners. Today, we're pulling together a basic Solar … [Read more...] about Are There Veteran/Military Discounts for Home Solar Energy?
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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Whether you're a veteran looking to secure benefits or just want proper identification reflecting your time in the military, this guide is designed to help. Here, we'll cover different types of veteran IDs and how you can obtain proof of service. Obtaining a Veteran ID and proof of service is not only a testament to the invaluable contribution one has made to our nation but … [Read more...] about Guide to Obtaining Veteran IDs and Proof of Service for U.S. Veterans