Charity Highlight: Building Homes for Heroes

Building Homes for Heroes is a national and local, non-profit non-partisan 501 (c)(3) organization. Building Homes for Heroes is strongly committed to supporting the brave men and women of the military who have returned home from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, with a goal to build homes for families […]

Hiring Veterans – What do employers look for?

USA Mobile Drug Testing Shares What Employers Look for When Hiring Veterans Finding reliable, trustworthy employees is a challenge for any employer, but companies like USA Mobile Drug Testing have found success by tapping into some of America’s most qualified candidates‚Äîveterans. Joe Strom, USAMDT’s CEO said ‚ÄúAs a veteran of the U.S. Army, I have […]

Sign Up and Save with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

By Abigail Reid, Writer/Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board The TSP is a retirement savings plan that you can keep no matter where your career takes you. This article will answer common questions about signing up for the TSP, explain how to keep your information current, and share some facts about your investment options.   […]

How to Spot and Report Job Scams

SargesList is proud to offer this information courtesy of Jessica Howington with FlexJobs. While growth of the Internet and technical knowledge has allowed for a job search to be conducted from the comfort of ones home, it has also opened a Pandora‚Äôs Box of potential job scams. One of the most vulnerable times in a […]

Life at a Large Military Base

Most large military bases are like a self-contained city.¬† With so much to offer, you might not feel the need to leave base very often. ¬†With the large size comes a few disadvantages, such as traffic, but the advantages far outweigh the bad. For shoppers, its not uncommon to see multiple, well-stocked exchanges and commissaries. […]

Thrift Savings Plan

Thrift Savings Plans‚Ķ We‚Äôve heard of them, read a little bit about them, but many of us likely haven‚Äôt started saving or preparing for retirement.¬† It‚Äôs a bit overwhelming to estimate what your financial needs will be and how you can plan for that now.¬† Money is tight for many and the thought of squirreling […]

Navigating VA Loans

Making the decision to buy a home can be exciting, scary, and very stressful, particularly for first-time buyers. Educating yourself prior to making an offer makes the whole process a lot less stressful (but still very exciting and a tad bit scary!). VA loans are available to service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses. Many […]

The GI Bill and You

GI Bill benefits can be very confusing to sort through! There are two very different programs that we will discuss here: The Montgomery GI Bill Prior to August 9, 2009, active duty service members paid $1200 ($100 per month) during the first year of service, to enroll in the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB). The MGIB […]

Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 26th this year. Most people have a long weekend to celebrate the holiday. For many people, Memorial Day weekend often signals the beginning of summer. ¬†Celebrations include barbeques, picnics, camping, festivals and more. To military families, Memorial Day weekend symbolizes much more. Memorial Day, itself, is a day to […]

Surviving Summer Deployments

Ok, so the kids are out for the summer, you are ready to enjoy some beach time and then have to manage it on your own as your spouse is deployed.¬† Deployments are stressful, regardless of the season.¬† Summer can be especially hard as alternate arrangements need to be made for child care in some […]