The New Year always brings uncertainty to military families as they do not know if they will be changing duty stations let alone their concern over sequestration that might lead to early retirement. Kristi Muse of The Military Wallet has some suggestions that may be well worth considering in the New Year. Continue reading →
One of the little known benefits of being in the military is access to free tax filing and preparation services. There are several options for military personnel to file their taxes for free, including free tax preparation assistance on base, and free tax prep software you can use online to file your taxes. Ryan Guina of the Military Wallet has some suggestions. Continue reading →
Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects your mobility? Do you know someone who is? If you answered “Yes” to either question, then you or someone you know may be eligible for the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant program that is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The SAH program helps certain severely-disabled Veterans and Service members purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home, to create a barrier-free-living environment. VA offers two grant programs: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. Continue reading →
While the unemployment rate for veterans is getting better, there are still many who struggle with discrimination in the workplace against veterans for one reason or another. Protected Veteran Status Rights are important to understand when applying for positions and if you feel that you are being discriminated against. Continue reading →
Many transitioning personnel have established Thrift Savings Plans (TSP’s)and may transfer them into an IRA if they choose to do so. There are many pros and cons to doing so, and you must consider the options very carefully before making a final decision. Continue reading →
The federal government is one of the nation’s leading employers and is need of highly skilled individuals that meet the agency staffing needs and mission objectives. Realizing that veterans have skills and training that are valuable assets to the work place, the percentage of veteran new hires has increased increase.The Veterans Employment Initiative, which was established in 2009, is a program that is geared towards promoting the hiring of veterans in the executive branch. 2014 was the first year since the program launched that overall new employee hires increased.
Every year Military Times‘ releases a list of the best employers for veterans. With a wide variety of career opportunities, the companies land on the list by answering a series of questions about policies, recruiting, and veteran culture. To shake things up this year, we have the top flexible companies for veterans taken from Military Times‘ list.
Each year, more and more companies focus their efforts on veteran hiring. Veteran’s have skills that any company would be happy to have but there are some companies out there that go above and beyond to hire and train vets.
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) can be a confusing situation and difficult to understand. The Department of Defense has highlighted several frequently asked questions that may make it easier to understand BAH. The article highlights the following questions and provides links to other sites that more fully explain BAH. Continue reading →