Christmas Party Ideas for Teens

Let’s face it—our teens are sometimes a hard crowd to please. But if you can keep them safe and at home rather than out on the town during the long holiday break, you might sleep a little easier at night knowing where they are. But in order to keep them home, you’re going to have…

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 Advanced Education is Shaping the World

Education is a human right. What’s more, like other human rights, it can’t be underestimated. Over the world, 59 million youngsters and 65 million youths are out of school. In excess of 120 million youngsters don’t finish essential instruction. Behind these figures, there are kids and youth being denied a right, as well as circumstances:…

When Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?

A DUI is not like a traffic ticket. It’s a very, very serious charge. If you’re found guilty you could (depending on state laws and other factors) lose your license, pay steep fines, be required to attend instructional and alcohol recovery lessons, or even go to jail. And if you head into that courtroom without…

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…

Finance Tips For Veterans Looking To Acquire Property

Buying a home is a great step towards making a haven for you and your family. Buying a home is also a long-term investment in your financial future. Therefore, your purchase should be very careful. You should put many things into consideration and also plan for it. There is good news for those veterans who…

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…

Financial Tips For Veterans That Can Make A Difference

Being a veteran is something to be proud of whether you were deployed overseas or took care of logistics for the military. This is a brotherhood that runs deep and it can also help you in the financial sense. Besides all of the veteran based discounts that are available there are other options to make…

Problems Veterans Can Face When They Get Home From Being Deployed

Unfortunately for veterans coming home from being deployed home life can come with its own problems. These problems can come crashing down right after returning home or there will be a small amount of time until the issues start arising. The best thing that can be done is to react to certain situations in a…

Google to Offer Special IT Certificate Course to Veterans and Their Spouses

The United States military has a long and proud history of helping its members and their spouses with training not only for combat but for finding and excelling at career opportunities in the civilian world. Military leaders have always recognized that not every soldier is going to stay in uniform for the rest of his…

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…

Benefits of Applying for Veterans Disability Benefits

Veterans disability benefits are awarded to veterans who are injured or incur a disease during active military service. Veterans must meet certain criteria and undergo medical examinations and massive amounts of paperwork throughout the process. Although the process of being approved for benefits can seem daunting, compensation could make the process well worth it in…

Veteran PTSD and Social Security

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a serious mental health disorder that can require lifetime management. It can develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event such as domestic abuse or combat. Many factors can increase a person’s chances of developing PTSD that are outside of their control such as how long they’re exposed to…

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…

Military Discharge Status and VA Benefits- How are they related?

Most individuals believe that a less-than-honorable discharge status from the military will result in the loss of military benefits. Benefits that could be revoked include healthcare, disability compensation, and educational assistance. Although most cases of a less-than-honorable discharge status do result in a revocation of military benefits, there are exceptions. Some Department of Veterans Affairs…

Teach These Habits To Your Children: They Might Use These Lessons For Life

As parents we are the best example that our children have when it comes to behaving in certain situations. Those people who have parents that never taught them how to manage money are more likely to make poor financial decisions than a person who was taught about credit, interest, as well as investing. Certain habits…

How A Mother Can Succeed During International Business Travel

Mothers that have to travel internationally for work have a tough challenge when it comes to balancing family time and work obligations. Although this is a challenge it is more than possible but it will take great organization. Mothers that thrive in huge meetings with clients or prospects are on the fast track to upper…

Misconceptions About VA Disability Claims

There are numerous myths regarding what filing for VA disability actually means and how it might affect veterans. Sometimes, veterans aren’t interested in filing a claim for VA disability benefits after their military duty ends for one reason or another. As there are several misconceptions regarding the process in general, this article aims to summarize…

Tips To Sleep Like A Baby For Insomniacs

Rock-a-bye baby You have tried all the possible combinations of giving up the late-night caffeine, making the bedroom dark and cozy, not watching horror movies or getting your to-do list right. But, even then, why are you still not being able to sleep? According to Kristen L. Knutson, there are several habits that you may…

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…