The Definitive Guide To Veterans And Retirement Resources
Why did we write this guide?
We live in a complicated world. A lot has changed over the years, including the way we search for information. Instead of opening an encyclopedia, or running our fingers over a card catalog at the local library, we now have access to billions of pages of web content across the internet. While these online searches provide us a seemingly unlimited supply of information, there’s a chance that information could be outdated, incomplete or even incorrect. We’ve put together a collection of links, resources and information to help veterans on their journey to homeownership, and truly hope this becomes a valuable and easy to use guide.
Who is this guide for?
This guide is for America’s veterans, seniors, family, friends, caregivers and anyone else who wants to learn more about issues and resources surrounding today’s veterans and retired seniors.
Table of contents:
If you’re looking for information about VA Loans, here’s a list of resources to help you on your journey to home ownership. You’ll learn how to start a VA loan application, the process involved, information about identifying current rates, and other information to guide you along the way.
- VA Home Loans – Overview
- VA Home Loans – Process
- VA Home Loans – Rates
- List Of VA Home Loan Limits By County
- Common Myths And Misconceptions About VA Loans
If you already have a VA Home Loan, you can take a look at information about refinancing that loan with these resources. You’ll see information about Streamline Refinancing, options for cashing out your equity, and consolidating your debt to improve your financial health.
Are you aware of the federal benefits offered to veterans? Here you can learn about eligibility, a timeline of available benefits, and what to be aware of in the event of a military discharge.
- Learn About VA Benefit Eligibility
- A Survivor’s Guide To Benefits
- VA Benefits – Compensation
- VA Benefits Timetable
- VA Benefits Delivery At Discharge
Whether you’re actively seeking information about pension benefits, or planning for your future retirement, these resources will give you tips on various retirement plans, what the Employee Retirement Income Security Act includes, and possible hurdles that could affect your retirement down the road.
- Government Information On Retirement Plans
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Issues That Could Affect Retirement Benefits
Here’s a handy list of resources and information for America’s veterans, their families and anyone who is part of their daily life.
Curious about Social Security? Here’s a list of resources to help you understand the ins and outs of social security benefits, a handy calculator and more.
- Schedule Of Social Security Payments
- How To Apply Online For Retirement, Spouses Or Medicare Benefits
- Social Security Estimator
Remember that moment in school where the teacher finally let everyone use a calculator for math lessons? These calculators will help you determine your ideal retirement age, SSA benefits and more.
- VA Home Loan – Free Quote
- Retirement Age Calculator
- Retirement Income Calculator
- Life Insurance Needs Calculator
- SSA Benefit Calculators
- Survivor Benefits Calculator
Looking for tips on how to plan your retirement? You’ll find resources on planning, finances and more.
Now that you’re retired, are you looking for something fun to do? How about some ways to stay up to date on current events? Here’s a list of retirement lifestyle resources.
- List Of National Parks And National Cemeteries To Visit
- Retirement Pictures, Videos & Breaking News
- Retirement Planning & Savings Information – CNN Money
It’s important for children to understand the sacrifices many of our veterans have made. Here’s a list of resources you should bookmark, including the history of Veterans Day, sample interview questions for school and at-home projects, and how to volunteer at the VA.
Looking to become involved with an online military community? Take a look at these military blogs to find the perfect place to engage.
- Military Spot
- Military Living
- Stars & Stripes
- Medals of America
- The Duffel Blog
- The Unknown Soldiers
- Lumberjack in a Desert
- The Long War Journal
- Bouhammer’s Afghan & Military Blog
- American Veterans Radio
- Castra Praetoria
- This Ain’t Hell, But You Can See It From Here
- The Captains Journal