Weekly Roundup Issue # 37

For the last weekend in August!  Yikes, fall is almost here.

How to Start Direct Deposit of Benefits

The technology age is taking over, and cards are not standard fare.  When was the last time you saw someone *ahem* younger using a checkbook at Wal-Mart?  I never take my checkbook out of the house, and aside from a strange affinity for paying my bills with checks and mailing them in with envelopes and stamps, I never use my checkbook.

To keep tide with the flow of popular choice and technological advancement, many federal agencies have been turning to direct deposit.  They’re telling you to change your benefits payments to direct deposit before X date.  They always leave out how!


State Benefits Series: Alaska

Each state has their own department of veterans affairs, but many veterans are not aware of what benefits these state departments offer that are different from the federal Dept. VA.  This series hopes to clear that up.  In alphabetical order, we will tell you what each state offers.  Some articles will have just one state, and some will have several states.

Each state is divided into several categories, so you can easily see an overview of the benefits available in that section.  The categories are:  Education, Employment/Retirement, Taxes, Vehicle Licensing, Death/Burial, and Other Benefits.

Today: Alaska


Job Searching in the Civilian World – It’s Not About You

You used your GI Bill benefits and earned your degree. Congratulations! The next step is getting a job, but having been in the military for three to six years (or more) and then school, you may be a little rusty on how to go about doing that in today’s competitive job market. The key to finding a job is thinking like a salesman and selling yourself.

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