12 Tips to Help Military Families Avoid Financial Rip-Offs
Dean Taylor, a 71-year-old marathon runner, smiles sweetly to a classroom of U.S. Air Force trainees and dangles a carrot before their eyes.
Win a new iPod Shuffle, she says. All you have to do is fill out a form listing your name, Social Security number, address and telephone number.
There are about 30 men and women in the class at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Nearly all take the bait and eagerly give up their personal data.
3 Strategies to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick
We're rolling into the new year with high hopes that 2012 will be a great one. We've already drafted our list of "money must-do's" and encourage you to do the same. However, making that list is a far cry from seeing it
In fact, some surveys indicate more than 90% of resolutions fall by the wayside. We'll spare you the details, but that's been our experience, too. With that in mind, this year we've come up with three practical tips to help your resolutions become reality.
Troops Coming Home from Iraq to Navigate Financial Land Mines
The thousands of soldiers coming home this month from Iraq should prepare for one more fight -- over their finances. Experts in the issues facing military families say the next few months will present money challenges to returning service members. More than 12,000 troops returned this month from Iraq as the war drew to a close.
Dempsey: No Retirement Overhaul Anytime Soon
The Defense Department's highest-ranking officer said changes to the military retirement system are unlikely anytime soon and today's troops can expect to be grandfathered under the current rules.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said retirement reform has been "pushed to the side of the table," and he expects a blue-ribbon commission to take a long look at the issue before any changes are made.
Best Veteran Employers: A Top-35 List
What makes an employer a top veteran employer? Depending on who you ask, and what factors you use, you'll get a bunch of different answers. Below is one list, the "35 Most Valuable Employers for Military," compiled by Civilian Job News, which took a look at a variety of companies, both large and small, over different industries. Included with each listing below are links to more information about veteran hiring, as well as current Monster.com job postings for those companies (where available).