NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --To help new veterans just leaving active service smooth the transition to civilian life, a new resource guide, the Veterans Handbook, provides a roadmap and essential first steps for finding a job, financing a home, enrolling in higher education, managing personal finances, and taking full advantage of GI benefits and VA loan guarantees. Developed in collaboration by the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) and Lightbulb Press, the Handbook will be released for distribution on Veterans Day.
Almost two million veterans who are 35 or younger, many with small children, are confronting a multitude of career, housing, and financial issues, often with little training or experience in such matters. The sheer volume and complexity of information about programs and benefits and the procedures for accessing them also pose a major challenge for many veterans.
"We saw both a serious need and unique opportunity to provide our deserving veterans with a special resource that will help them cut through the clutter, get a step up on the most pressing matters, and make the right decisions for both their immediate situation and longer-term financial security," said Roland A. (Arty) Arteaga, President and CEO of DCUC.
"DCUC has a proud heritage of serving our military men and women and their families, and the Veterans Handbook is another example of this long-term commitment," Arteaga added.
A sequel to A Salute to Smart Investing, a financial guide for service members developed by Lightbulb in conjunction with state securities regulators and used at installations and military family and support groups worldwide, the Veterans Handbook is designed to help veterans:
- Navigate the wealth of information about veterans programs and services
- Establish and pursue desirable career and financial goals
- Take full advantage of veterans benefits
- Save and invest for retirement and other long term goals while managing immediate money needs
- Secure appropriate insurance to protect their family and assets
- Avoid financial schemes and unethical service providers
An e-reader version of the Veterans Handbook is planned for release later this year.
About Lightbulb Press
Lightbulb Press is a creator of financial educational content, developed for websites, mobile media, and print. Our goal is to help people, from young kids to experienced investors, understand personal finance and investing and how to build a strong financial future. We also offer financial advisors and professionals a range of customizable educational marketing materials.
About The Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC)
DCUC is a non-profit niche membership association supporting credit unions operating on military installations worldwide. As a chartered member of the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign, the Defense Credit Union Council maintains a close and constant liaison with DOD, coordinating on matters impacting financial quality of life, financial capability, and financial products and services, including financial education offered by on-base credit unions to military and DOD civilian personnel and their respective families.
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