Why is a military enlistment incentive that pays a $5,000 bonus actually worth it?

Armed forces recruitment bonuses and other incentive payments are an essential part of the U.S. military's recruiting strategy, which aims to recruit the nation's 1.5 million military personnel, with the goal of bringing a total of 2.5m troops to service by 2020.But the bonus and other incentives have come under scrutiny, with critics questioning whether they should be given to

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How to earn a $50,000 bonus to enlist for the Army

The Army announced Wednesday it will offer a bonus of $50 for enlistees who enroll in the military.The bonus will be calculated based on the number of people who enrolled during the month of September.The Army is offering the offer through September 15, the date on which it plans to send out all of the enlistment paperwork.The offer applies to

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The 10-Year Plan: The 10 Best Things to Do for Veterans

Veterans who are active duty or reservist should consider using the 10-year plan to maximize their benefits, according to a new study by the Veterans Administration.The study, conducted by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., found that those with a 10- year plan receive the following benefits:““10% more income for those in their 50s and 60s.”“15% more for those who

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