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November 15, 2017 - 3:35 pm
(Photo by Fairfax Media via Getty Images) By Jonathan Kaupanger Transferring your GI Bill benefits to your kids so they don’t have to deal with college tuition is a smart and responsible way to manage college costs. That’s exactly what Sgt. Desmond Watson did. Five years later, his daughter Jordan...
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November 14, 2017 - 2:12 pm
FORT RILEY, KS - The approximately 130 soldiers were returning after a one year tour in Iraq. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images) By Jonathan Kaupanger Wouldn’t it be nice: you get out of the military today and your VA disability compensation starts tomorrow? Actually, it can happen. Veterans...
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November 14, 2017 - 12:41 pm
A Welcome mat at the front door of a new home in Parker, CO. (Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post via Getty Images) When it comes using your VA home loan some mortgage companies treat you like a number. “[At] a lot of companies, you’ll get your mortgage through them and then they’ll sell it right away...
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November 13, 2017 - 3:53 pm
(Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo celebrated Veterans Day Saturday by signing a bill into law that adds post-traumatic stress (PTS) to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis, with approval from a doctor. The bill,...
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November 13, 2017 - 2:23 pm
A soldier in the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, Charlie Company naps during a maintenance stop at Forward Operating Base Azzizulah on March 18, 2013 in Kandahar Province, Maiwand District, Afghanistan. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) By Jonathan Kaupanger “Sleep, those...
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November 10, 2017 - 4:21 pm
Lou Green of the NID Housing Counseling Agency fills out paperwork as she tries to help Gizelle Georges keep her home after the bank foreclosed on it April 1, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Buying a home is a huge financial commitment and finding the right mortgage coupled with...
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November 10, 2017 - 4:07 pm
Beginning in 2018, service members have the opportunity to opt-into a new Blended Retirement System, and can get automatic and matching Thrift Savings Plan contributions as well as mid-career compensation incentives in addition to a monthly annuity for life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st...
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November 10, 2017 - 3:44 pm
AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) By: Kaylah Jackson For the past three years, job-search site Monster.com has reached out to their experts and asked them to nominate which companies showed the most genuine commitment to veterans. Here is their list:...
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Connecting Vets
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November 10, 2017 - 1:32 pm
Homeless U.S. Navy veteran Wayne Hamilton looks for his size while collecting free clothing at a "Stand Down" event hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs on November 3, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) By Jonathan Kaupanger This year, Veterans Day is on the first...
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