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What to Do If You Were a Student Veteran Enrolled in ITT Tech

If you were one of the 15,000+ student veterans enrolled in ITT Tech, the email you received earlier this week notifying you of the school’s immediate closure may have come as a shock. But what’s even more shocking are the very few resources and options you’re being left with as a result. Only once before ...

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How to Actually Survive Off Your GI Bill

The career vs. school struggle we go through when getting out of the military is no big secret. Sure, everyone knows the Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay for your school. But when you’re in class all day, what’s paying for your bills? If you’re like me, you’ll find out real quick that the GI Bill ...

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Top 8 Gifts Veterans Will Actually Love – Pt. 2

The holidays are fast approaching, and veterans are still just as hard to buy for this year as they were last. I mean, what do you really get a hard-charging freedom junkie who's more comfortable in boots and utes than anything hanging on a Nordstrom rack? Assuming a pet bald eagle is probably out of the ...

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Ink That Doesn’t Stink – Military Tattoo Edition

We all know at least one (probably 100) PVT Snuffy's who went out on their first 4-day bender and came back boasting their God-awful BCT unit Military  tattoo from the parlor outside the back gate. This article is not about them. I repeat. This is not a slideshow of PVT Snuffy's poor choices. Click through to see some of ...

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4 Tips for First-Time Renters

Whether you stayed in the barracks for the duration of your contract or had the opportunity to stay outside the gates, there are sure to be a few differences between what you’ve previously experienced and renting in the civilian world. Here are some tips to help make this part of your transition easier. 1. You ...

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2015 Memorial Day Discounts

While we take a little extra time to remember our fellow brothers and sisters in arms this weekend, Corporate America is joining in with us. From retail companies to restaurants to state and amusement parks, here's a comprehensive list of places giving you a discount as their way of saying 'thanks'.

Hot Lists For Veterans 2015

Whether you’re preparing for your upcoming transition into the civilian sector or you’ve been out for a while and you’re looking to change things up, our Hot Lists for Veterans will provide you up-to-date insight on the hottest trends in your post-military career, education and self-employment choices.Career and education needs fluctuate with the economy. By ...

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9 Companies That WANT You to Work From Home

Work From Home Careers. I can practically see the infamous "Run Forrest, Run!" scene replaying behind your rolling eyeballs as you read those three daunting words. Work-from-home gigs are all just get-rich-quick scams. How are you supposed to make a legitimate living selling candles and fabric totes? People who want to work from home are ...

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Mandatory Military Madness: Winter Edition

Today, we salute you Mr. Wish You Were Stationed Anywhere But In The Northern Hemisphere guy. It's this time of the year where your command mandatorily encourages you to rise to the 0500 formation when everyone else stays inside. It's now that no sick call slip, 24 hour duty sleep deprivation, or car buried in snow can ...

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8 Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed

There are a ton of civilian jobs that just "make sense" for veterans to do. Sure, you could easily transition into a mechanic job or become a police officer. But what if you want to do something crazy? What if you want to do something nobody has ever heard of? Here are 8 jobs you ...

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