Category: HelpVet

23 October

The government does not lend you money to buy a home when you get a loan through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Instead, the government guarantees your loan so your lender can give you a lower interest rate and relaxed borrowing terms. For many vets, a VA mortgage can generate thousands of dollars in savings […]

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22 October

The right group of people can inspire you, support and nourish your best ideas, shoot down your worst ones, and help you take the breathless leap from what is to what can be. American entrepreneur Seth Godin said, “A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to […]

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21 October

I was 7 months pregnant, working full time and searching for a child care provider. As a first time parent, I was terrified to bring my daughter home (can you believe they let you leave the hospital with a newborn and no instruction manual?), but finding someone I trusted enough to leave her with all day while I […]

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18 October

Transition. According to Dictionary.com, it can be used as a noun or a verb, but in most cases it’s the “movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc. to another.” According to most of us that have worn the uniform recently, however, it means that we have taken that monumental step of separating […]

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17 October

Perhaps the occurrence of downtime is more common on the reserve side of the Marine Corps than it is on Active Duty – I will be better equipped to know the answer to that in a year when I receive my Active Duty orders – but as a junior enlisted Marine I felt that I […]

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16 October

Ahhh! There is nothing quite like a deployment or PCS to get the stress level going! The memories of a bad move can stay with you forever. A yearlong deployment can put a strain on a military marriage for years to come. These staples of military life can leave you feeling that you have little […]

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15 October

There’s a hiring fair happening somewhere near you. Fed up with the lack of results from your current job-search approach, you decide to go. At the career fair, you approach a booth, shake hands with the representative of the company and then have no idea what to say.  Is that scenario familiar?  Universally, this is […]

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14 October

Current and former service members are in many ways the ideal loan recipients, mortgage experts say. “We know the veteran for the most part is someone who’s going to be reliable, disciplined and has the ethos of, ‘I have an obligation and I’m going to take care of it,’” said Tom Lynch, executive chairman of […]

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11 October

Introverts tend to have tremendous powers of concentration, enabling them to dig deep and work in happy solitude for long periods of time. But in today’s fast-paced workplace, challenges abound. After being bombarded by a constant stream of emails, distractions, and external stimulation, introverts may find themselves feeling frazzled and losing focus. By blocking distractions […]

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10 October

Military members and veterans move more than almost anyone else in the country. No doubt some of those moves involve the decision to buy a home; and what do we love the most when it comes to complex processes that involve high stress? That’s right, checklists. Here’s my checklist of the 5 basic things you […]

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