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7 Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Gotchas

Here’s something to pay attention to during benefits open enrollment season: Health insurance premiums may be stable but employees are getting socked with higher out-of-pocket costs including co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles, leading to much higher overall out-of-pocket costs. That means it’s more important than ever to stay on top of ways to mitigate the damage.

Pentagon And Congress Risk Bungling Drive To Modernize U.S. Military

No Social Security increase next year, gas prices to blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, which is unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation’s population.

They can blame low gas prices. By law, the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation, which is being dragged down by lower prices at the pump. Continue Reading

Pentagon And Congress Risk Bungling Drive To Modernize U.S. Military

Small Pay Raise For Military in 2016

President Obama and Congress have approved an average of 1.3% annual raise to federal employees including both military and civilian.  This raise will be the largest cost-of-living increase for federal employees since 2010.  In 2011, 2012 and 2013 these employees had all raises suspended due the pay freeze during that time.  It’s worth noting though, that the military raise typically mirrors the increase in the Civilian Employment Cost Index (ECI) if not slightly exceed it.  Continue Reading

Pentagon And Congress Risk Bungling Drive To Modernize U.S. Military

5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Filling Out the FAFSA

By Reyna Gobel
Contributor to Forbes

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing most families can do to get last-minute college funding help.  That’s why over 20 million people filled it out last year. However, there are big mistakes families can make that can cost them oodles of money. Continue Reading

Some veterans must file information to receive stimulus money for dependents

Military Spouses: A Scholarship Is Waiting for You

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

You’re the spouse of a servicemember, and you’re considering going to college (or going back to college). But how do you pay for it?

As it turns out, there are lots of ways to help pay the freight that won’t come out of your back pocket. Scholarships to help military spouses pay for school are all over the place…that is, if you know where to look. Continue Reading

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5 Books Every Veteran Should Read Before Starting a Business

By Aaron Saari
Special to In Military Education – Military1.com

Okay, time to talk tools. I’ve seen articles all over the internet discussing the qualities that make veterans great business owners (I’ve even written some myself). But the question I hear the most is, “Where do I start?” Good entrepreneurs know self-education is a crucial cornerstone of their success. Continue Reading

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