Walmart offers to hire veterans

Is Walmart Hiring Veterans a Patriotic Play or Corporate Ploy?

By Bill Fay | January 22, 2013

With $444 billion in annual revenue, Walmart could be a country. And if it were, it would rank among the largest economies in the world. But Walmart, admittedly the planet’s…

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How Military Spouses Deal with Benefits and Debt

By Bill Fay | November 7, 2012

Military spouses and dependents share in the benefits earned by service members and that often includes the pressure and stress that comes with trying to collect those benefits. Military spouses…


40 Republican Senators Shoot Down Veterans Jobs Bill

By Bill Fay | September 26, 2012

More than three dozen Republican U.S. Senators voted against the $1 billion Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012 – a fully paid-for, bipartisan piece of legislation that would have put thousands of veterans back to work tending to the country’s federal lands and bolstering local police and fire departments.

GI Bills and student loans

Obama, Congress Deride For-Profit Schools’ Preying on Veterans

By Bill Fay | July 17, 2012

Responding to complaints from thousands of veterans, Congress, the Obama administration and various veterans groups are condemning some of the practices of for-profit schools and colleges that receive hundreds of…

Veterans struggle with debt

Veterans Struggle as Much as Other Americans when Wrestling Debt

By Bill Fay | July 2, 2012

Veterans and active duty service members of the U.S. military and their families are struggling as much as everyone else in America with substantial financial problems in the wake of…

American soldier family photo outside of apartments

Federal VA Benefits & Programs

By Bill Fay | June 27, 2012

Benefits for America’s military veterans go back to 1636 when the Pilgrims passed a law to support disabled soldiers. Problems claiming those benefits have existed since then. There are just…

Veterans Jobs Wanted

Veterans, Jobs and Unemployment

By Bill Fay | May 25, 2012

Prospects for U.S. veterans returning to the civilian workforce have improved dramatically since the Great Recession of 2008, when unemployment spiked and newly discharged service members struggled to find any…

Soldier holding managing finances by putting money in a piggy bank

How to Manage Your Finances When Serving in the Military

By Bill Fay | May 23, 2012

Every branch of the military recognizes that managing finances successfully is a critical element in soldiers being prepared to carry out their responsibility to protect our nation. It is difficult…