Important Resources for Filing Tax Returns as a Military Veteran

The Internal Revenue Service announced recently that the nation’s 2018 tax season is underway and reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won’t be available before late February. The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 29, with nearly 155 million individual tax returns expected to be filed in 2018. The nation’s tax deadline will be April 17 ...

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3 Great Alternative Ways to Use GI Bill Benefits

#SPONSORED If you’ve earned your GI Bill benefits, you might be unsure of what exactly to do with it. After all, hours of sitting in front of someone teaching off of PowerPoint is never something you wanted (though you’ve already gotten plenty of it) and a future of sitting behind a computer has no appeal. ...

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Employers Recruit Veterans to Deliver the Food We Eat

SPONSORED* America loves to take out and eat out, and the inside track on the food service industry comes from two companies that make hiring veterans the main course. US Foods*, with nearly 25,000 employees in over 60 locations, recruits veterans for the values, skills and experience they bring to the table. “US Foods recognizes ...

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The Extensive Guide to Networking With LinkedIn

NETWORKING WITH LINKEDIN Finding a job after leaving the military is almost never an easy task. Unless you’re transferring into a civilian field that directly relates to your military experience, you will need to change fields in order to enter the civilian workforce. For many people exiting the military, the transition is into a new ...

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Understanding Civilian Retirement Plans: Part 2

I don’t know about you, but when I entered the military (slightly after the earth cooled), I had to learn an entirely new language. I didn’t know what TDY (or TAD for that matter) meant. ASAP was new to me and I certainly hadn’t heard of FIGMO. Well, it’s time to learn another new language ...

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Great Financial Literacy Tools Available to Veterans

As VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration, we often write about the VA benefits that Veterans, service members and dependents can take advantage of, and while there are many of those, there are also many financial programs and services and benefits extended to Veterans and their families from our partner agencies outside of VA. Foremost among these is ...

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7 Tips to Crush Your Next Video Interview

As companies seek to control costs while having access to a broad range of candidates, many recruiters are using video interviews as a way to screen potential hires. In some cases, a video interview is the interim step between the phone interview and an on-site visit. Other companies make hiring decisions based on this online ...

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Careers in IT Offer Vets Great Pay, Upward Mobility

SPONSORED Let’s face it, technology is the future – and the future is here. From driverless cars and cryptocurrencies becoming mainstream to AI and better-than-ever virtual reality, we’re definitely going to be seeing some pretty cool technology this year. Have you thought about working for a Military Friendly® Employer in this field when you get ...

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8 Useful Military Habits Veterans Take With Them

When you’re in the military, every bit of civilian life is broken out of you. When a veteran returns to civilian life, there are plenty of habits that get dropped like a bag of bricks. Slowly, we learn to sleep in a bit more and not get upset if someone in our new office has ...

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Dress For Success: Buying New Clothing as a Civilian

Buying new clothing for your civilian life is a sometimes overlooked cost - but it's necessary. Don’t be the veteran who wears a piece of your dress uniform to an interview. With a little planning and comparison shopping, you can ditch your decades-old clothing without paying more than you should. The first step is determining ...

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