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A Guide to Military Spouse and Family Benefits

As a new military spouse, it can be hard to know what benefits you get and navigate through the system to ensure that you get them. To help with that, we've put together a guide on military spouse and family benefits to assist you through the process. First, visit the Community Service Center which may…
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How to Finance Your Education Without the GI Bill

We’re all familiar with the GI Bill. It’s been helping veterans continue their educations since the 1940s, and the Post 9/11 GI Bill enhanced the benefit to meet the needs of today’s veterans and their families. In the former iterations of the GI Bill, the VA made monthly payments to veterans. Now, the VA makes…
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5 Jobs for Military Moms

You’re a devoted military mom and spouse committed to staying at home and raising your kids. But you also want to — or need to — earn income to contribute to your household finances. What options do you have that provide you with a flexible schedule, fulfilling work, and nice pay to boot? There are…
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How to Find and Build Relationships with Recruiters and Networkers

When preparing for life after military retirement, you’ll find networking is a crucial component of any job search. The military’s employment practices are fairly straightforward, but civilians rely heavily on using the power of networking to tap into the hidden job market. Start With the Transition Assistance Program Service members preparing to make the transition…
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7 Things You Should Do Before Retiring From the Military

You’re retiring from the military and thinking about what comes next. One thing’s for sure: Life is going to be a lot different. The civilian sector is much less regimented than the military sector. You’ll have a lot of personal responsibilities spanning all areas of your life. Here are 7 things that you should do…
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15 Money Mistakes Military Families Should Avoid

It’s easy to make money mistakes. Everyone makes them — military service members are no exception. What’s important is catching, rectifying, and learning from those mistakes. When you do so, you can chart a course for a successful financial future. There are myriad things you can do to ensure your family’s financial security, but there…
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Military Careers and Their Civilian Job Equivalent

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be tough for many reasons, but finding a new career should not be one of them. The U.S. military is one of the most effective training facilities in the world, teaching highly technical skills to hundreds of thousands of people each year, along with personal discipline and…
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10 Tips for Veterans Going to College

As a veteran returning to civilian life, you have a variety of adjustments to make. It isn’t easy. Our military provides valuable experience, but it can be tough to translate into a civilian job back in the United States. Often times veterans decide to earn a college education, building upon the skills they’ve learned during…
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Excellent LinkedIn Groups for Veterans

The internet has fundamentally changed how we look for jobs. While you can still find job openings in your local newspapers, you’re most likely looking at those job listings online. There are scores of other websites and online services dedicated to facilitating job searches, and you can now look for work anywhere in the country…
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Why Veteran-Owned Businesses Have an Advantage

The American dream is many things to many people. To some, it might be owning a home or property, and to others it might be the opportunity to amass wealth. One of the standard versions of the American dream is to own a business and be your own boss. We all want to get ahead,…
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Why Criminal Justice Is a Great Degree for Military Veterans

Usually, when people think about the criminal justice career field, they’re thinking about the work of a patrol officer. You wouldn’t be alone if you thought that, but the field of criminal justice is much more diverse than many of us think it is. It can be an incredibly rewarding and challenging career for someone…
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23 Ways for Military Families to Earn Extra Money

Taking on a second job is increasingly common in today’s society. One in three employees with a full-time job in 2015 held a second job, mostly to bring in more cash. A second job can bring in much-needed extra cash, provides additional job stability even in uncertain times and means plenty to do during an…
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Troops to Teachers: Turning Veterans Into Teachers

One of the most difficult times in a veteran's life is returning to civilian responsibilities. Following months or even years of combat and the daily warfare duties employed in foreign lands, assimilating back into the civilian world can be challenging. Far removed from the fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled work of military life, finding and maintaining employment is…
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10 CEOs Who Are Retired Military

In 1980, 59 percent of the CEOS of the country’s publicly held corporations had a military background.  As of 2009, the percentage of CEOs who had military experience had fallen to just eight percent.  Even with that drop, former military officers are still over-represented at the CEO level considering how little of the population ever…
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VA Education Benefits: How Does the Post-9/11 GI Bill Work?

The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 — commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights — may well be one of the most momentous pieces of legislation ever produced by the United States government. The GI Bill describes any Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefit earned by members of the National Guard Armed Forces,…
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Top 25 Military Personnel and Organizations to Follow on Twitter

On any given day of the week, events take place that impact the lives of military service members and their loved ones. When it comes to issues and policies that lie close to the hearts of military personnel, it's crucial to stay abreast of such developments as they unfold. Twitter is a perfect source for…
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10 Organizations that Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

You’ve honorably served your country through the military. You’ve been on deployments, performed your military job with dedication and focus, and gained an abundance of skills and knowledge. Now, your service is up, and you’re looking to get back into the rhythm of civilian life and enter the job market. No problem, right? Sometimes. But…
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15 Jobs for Disabled Veterans

One of the nation’s most underserved populations is disabled American veterans. Many of them spent months and years at home or overseas fighting for this country’s freedom and that of other citizens around the world. Unfortunately, because so many have come back disabled and unable to hold onto the job they once had, many are…
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Creating Fresh Opportunities: Education for Military Spouses Overseas

Spouses of U.S. military service members tend to move often and in some cases may move overseas because their husbands or wives are stationed outside the United States. Moving overseas can be a big challenge for military families. Spouses may choose not to work overseas or may wonder what they will do away from home.…
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Adjusting Back to Civilian Life After Deployment with the Reserve

This is a difficult time in American history. We are currently in the longest period of sustained warfare our country has ever experienced. Those returning from the frontlines may be trying to make sense of life after the military. Whether you’re separating after four years, retiring after 20, being discharged, or returning home due to…
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12 Amazing Military Vacation Deals

As a member or former member of the armed services - or as a civilian member of the Department of Defense (DOD) - you and your family have many special options when planning vacations. You can visit and stay at U.S. military bases around the world, military hotels and resorts that offer discounts, or take…
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Why Veterans Excel in Business Careers

There are many potential jobs for military veterans when they enter the civilian workforce, in part because the military helps develop practical skills while providing training. Many veterans, however, find that one of the best jobs for veterans is in business. There is a long tradition of veterans opening businesses and leading in business. Bob…
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The Student Serviceman: 25 Important Websites for Soon-To-Be Military Vets

It’s never too early to start planning for the future. And as a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you’ve got incredible opportunities in the G.I. Bill and related programs. Invest in yourself with a strong education that complements the skills you’ve already developed as an active servicemember, and there’ll be no limit on…
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7 Things to Consider Before Separating From the Military

Sacrifice is part of your military career, but what would you be sacrificing by separating from the military too soon? Military personnel have been trained in the art of preparation, but when it comes to transitioning out of the military, dreams of stress-free days often come first instead of preparing for a final move, a…
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What You Should Know About Veteran & Dependent Education Benefits

The government and private institutions offer a wide range of scholarships and financial aid packages to family members of veterans. These benefits are provided as a way to further education and thank veterans and their families for their service. One of the most popular options includes the Post-911 GI Bill from the Defense Department and…
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The Best Jobs and Employers for Veterans

Is your military service to our country about to come to an end? There’s probably one important question that weighs heavily on your mind: What happens next? Making the transition from the military to the civilian job market can be an extremely challenging and frustrating experience for many veterans. The good news is that, according…
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