3 Things to Inspect in a Home Before Being Deployed

Deployment means you won’t be able to deal with home disasters yourself. Your family, or anyone watching the home for you, will be responsible for making sure all repairs are made promptly. If you have kids, this makes matters even more stressful. You need to do all that you can to ensure that your home…

4 Apprenticeship Programs Offered to Veterans

Military-friendly employment is on the rise, and there are organizations waiting for veterans to apply today. These employees understand the sacrifice that veterans have made, and they’re willing to go above and beyond to ensure a military veteran is hired and retained. Apprenticeship programs offered to benefits often fall into the top 25 jobs for…

How to Build the Ultimate Man Cave in Your Basement

Men – just like women – can benefit from having their own place to escape for “me” time and relaxation. Man caves, as they’re called, give men a place to hang out with their friends, work on their hobbies, or just unwind. A man cave can be located anywhere in the home, but the basement…

3 Apprenticeship Programs for Veterans to Enter Into Trades

Veterans go back into civilian life after service, often stuck without many job prospects. These veterans need to be able to put food on their tables, and while many do find employment, statistics from 2016 show that 453,000 veterans were unemployed. Older veterans, those aged 45 and older, account for 60% of veterans unemployed. And…

Training to be a Plumber While Serving Your Country

Secure job positions are rare. The job world is evolving fast, and there is less loyalty among owners and their workers. There was a time when a worker was a vital cog in a business’s operation, but in many cases today, owners never even meet the employees that they hire. Employees are also quick to…

U.S. Veterans: Be Careful, Opioid Abuse is on the Rise

Opioid drug abuse is on the rise across the United States, but there’s also a rise in veterans abusing opioids. In fact, statistics show that opioid abuse killed more Americans than the Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined. Advocates are focusing on helping veterans deal with the crisis. Accidental overdoses are twice as high for…

Military Veterans: Should You Be Investing in Real Estate?

Military veterans will receive a pension if they served on active duty for at least 90 days during a period of war. Honorable discharge is required, and single surviving spouses may be able to claim their spouse’s benefits. And there’s also no requirement for a person that is disabled. The problem is, as with a…

What Veterans Need to Know about Debt after the Military

Debt is a part of life for many veterans. In fact, veterans and service members typically have more debt than civilians. Managing debt can be tricky, but educating yourself and learning your options can help you succeed at paying off your post-service debt. Remember that Credit Card Interest Rates are Standard Post-Service While you were…

Protect Your Rights By Knowing What To Do In Case of An Accident

Getting in a car accident is scary, but unfortunately it happens all too often around the world, including in the United States. The statistics are frightening and worrisome –  in the U.S. over 37,000 people are killed in car accidents each year while another 2.35 million more are hurt.   One of the most helpless…

What Parents of Teens Need to Know About Minors and DUI Charges

While the percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991, a recent tragedy in Texas involving a group of high school students sadly illustrates that the problem of intoxicated teens getting behind the wheel is still critical. A summer get together of high school friends…

How Military Veterans are Filling the Skills Gap

Each year, approximately 250,000 people leave military service and begin the process of transitioning back to civilian life. For many, the transition is difficult, and it can be a challenge for service members – particularly those with families – to find a career path in a tightening job market. Many veterans are finding their place…

Tips For Keeping Kids Safe From Dangerous Toys This Summer

With the market size of the U.S. toy industry surpassed the $26.5 billion range in 2016 and with a 5 percent domestic increase each year in sales, toys are clearly big business for manufacturers, parents, and of course, kids. Since toys are designed for use by young children – curious creatures who will touch, taste…

What Factors Should A Veteran Consider Before Hiring A Locksmith

Did you lock yourself out of the house, car or simply can’t find your keys? The last thing you need in such a situation is a self-proclaimed lock specialist showing up without the necessary tools to unlock these doors or inexperienced with your particular lock type. Whenever you find yourself in such a situation, contact…

Steps You Can Take To Avoid Getting Hurt on the Job

When going to work in the morning or at the start of a shift, most people probably don’t think about the possibility that a tragedy may occur while they are on the job. The same could probably be said for, Alex Radford, who was killed in a work accident at Campbell Soup on Highway 71…