Many active military members are unaware of the financial benefits they are eligible for. Waived fees, low interest rates, and lucrative cash-back deals are just a few of the many benefits offered to service members by the federal government and credit card companies. With these perks and benefits, service members with debt could save hundreds of dollars in waived interest. If you are an active-duty service member here are some things to consider.
Historically, veterans and military members are not equipped with the financial tools they need to succeed in civilian life In many cases, veterans leave the military with a lot of debt and bad credit scores, making it difficult to find another job or achieve financial stability. Leaving the military is a big financial transition, and veterans should be given the financial support they need to have financial freedom. Here are some financial planning strategies for veterans.
A career in the armed services can be a fulfilling experience. More than just an opportunity to serve your country and help people in need, you may have chances to travel and to meet experts and diplomatic personnel from both at home and abroad. It can also be financially rewarding. Not only may you be paid well for your work, there are numerous other financial benefits that are accessible to serving members and veterans. Even so, many do not know about or make full use of the available perks in education, banking, tax and housing. Read on to make sure that you are not missing out on these advantages.
When a beloved Veteran passes, there are a few things family members will want to take care of in terms of using any applicable VA Veteran death benefits. We hope this short list will help you understand what to do and who to inform...
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A veteran is not your average person. They are people who heard the call to duty and stepped up to meet the challenge. Despite knowing that they may end up paying the ultimate price, they went ahead and fought the good fight anyway.
When a military family member returns home from a deployment cycle, it is understandable for everyone to be both anxious and excited. However, what family members may not realize is that when service members reintegrate into society after deployment, the soldier may be dealing with a lot more negative emotions that the family will not understand. Post traumatic stress is a very real disorder that many returning service members suffer from. Whether it’s their mental health they are struggling with or just normal adjustments back into civilian life, a healthy transition is the main goal for soldiers long term.
Simplifying your life and creating a routine can help you accomplish goals and get more done, which is something we could all benefit from. Well, it is no secret that the marine corps has special tips that can make your everyday tasks go by quicker. The military is known for being strict, but they also produce some of the best workers out there. Those who are in the military have their routine down to a science, and there are some military routines every civilian should do. Make your civilian life easier by following the simple tricks that the military uses on a daily basis.
OK, so your S.O. (significant other) is in the military. First, I'd like to thank you for choosing to embark on this crazy journey! Second, you go Glen Coco. Being in a relationship can be tough work. It involves a lot of caring, sharing, sacrifices, and learning. BUT—being in a military relationship is all that and some; especially when your S.O. is frequently sent off for training and deployments. We won't mention the days, weeks, months, and sometimes years spent apart because of this. Don't get all negative nelly on me just yet though—because if you have the right tools under your belt, you can get through anything.
It’s hard. A long-distance military relationship is hard. There is no other way to put it. One of the things you have to ask yourself, though, is, Is it all worth it? In my case, heck yeah it was/is! He is my everything. He is my world. There are still times when I wake up and I am like, “Oh my goodness, I cannot take this anymore!” Do I give up? Does that mean I wanna quit the relationship or him? No!
Are you aware of what you need to know before meeting the military recruiter? Many potential recruits have no idea. They expect their recruiter to tell them everything. It doesn't work that way, however. More often, you need to ask explicit questions about the aspects of military service that will have the most significant effect on your life.
Military life can be complicated, and so can handling finances in the military, including your taxes. But by understanding items like your gross income, moving expenses, and other miscellaneous deductions, you can make filing your return easier.