Hiring Veterans is Good Business, Study Reports
Most companies canvassed in a study published Monday say it's good business to hire veterans because of their leadership and teamwork skills, but some negative perceptions about veterans persist among business leaders.
Consumer Watch: Take Advantage of The Military's Valuable Personal Finance Training
When it comes to helping young troops maneuver the minefields of financial problems and scams, one of the best defenses is education. But these programs cost money, and in the Navy - the service that has been leading the way - the trained personal finance instructors who teach young sailors will see their contract end June 30.
Report: More Payday Lending Protections Needed
A 5-year-old law has succeeded in reducing some abusive lending practices for troops and their families, but the law needs to be broadened and enforcement needs to be strengthened, according to a report from a consumer advocate group.
Loosen Home Refinancing Rules, Lawmakers Say
Active-duty military homeowners would no longer have to live in a residence in order to refinance the mortgage at low interest rates, under a bipartisan amendment that could be attached to the 2013 defense authorization bill.