Tag: Veteran Benefits

01 April

All homebuyers have their must-have lists when looking for their perfect home, such as an open floor plan or a spacious master bathroom. But pet owners also need to consider their creatures’ needs when looking for a house. Luckily, more and more builders are taking four-legged companions into account in new construction and neighborhoods. Pet […]

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30 March

“Military transition.” How can such an innocent pair of words be so loaded? As you prepare for your family’s move from military to civilian life, you probably feel like there are 11 million huge decisions to make. Where are you going to live? Do you have a job? How will your family adjust? What about […]

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30 March

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by looking beyond phones and screens for simple activities together. Make family time count and try something as simple as going for a walk together. It will pay off in more ways than one. Take a family walk or […]

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30 March

You’ll need to take only a few basic things when you head off to basic training – everything else will be provided for you. Your recruiter will give you a list of what you must take and what you definitely shouldn’t pack. Basic training is your first chance to follow orders, so read your recruit […]

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30 March

If military families are experts on anything it’s traveling. Whether we’re PCS’ing cross-country, taking a road trip to visit family, or sneaking away for a post-deployment vacation, we’re always on the go. Traveling is even more fun when you find great discounts to help you out along the way. Military families also have access to […]

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30 March

WASHINGTON — During peak moving season Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help. “Plan My Move,”  is the next generation of DoD’s Military Homefront tools to provide an integrated “e-moving” solution, officials said. Moving to a new community can be a stressful event for all service and family members,” […]

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29 March

The Bottom Line – Payday loans can be a debt-trap for military service members, with many predatory lenders located near military bases. Federal regulations have tried to curtail the practice with mixed success. All military personnel should know their rights and be able to spot predatory lending practices to avoid being made a victim. SHORT-TERM MONEY […]

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29 March

Besides the advantage of requiring no down payment for qualified VA borrowers, there’s also a distinct advantage for the borrower regarding closing costs. The veteran is limited to the types of closing costs that may be paid, helping the veteran save money at the closing table. But if there are costs associated with a VA […]

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29 March

The Army offers Soldiers several programs to support their education goals including 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours. Soldiers eligible for TA must have successfully completed one year of service following graduation from Advanced Individual Training (AIT). All Soldiers must have ten years of service to receive graduate level TA if […]

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29 March

The U.S. job market is not at its best — with some forecasts pointing toward continuing unemployment levels around 10 percent — but for many with strong skills and leadership experience from military service, it is still possible to attract good job offers. If this is the case for you, these eight tips will help […]

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