2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Veterans

2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Veterans

With Nov. 11 being Veterans Day and 461,000 American veterans still unemployed as of October, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a pair of reports to help support the brave men and women who’ve done so much for us: 2016’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live and 2016’s Best Military Credit Cards.

The Best & Worst Places for Veterans report compares 100 of the most populated U.S. cities across 21 key metrics, ranging from “percentage of military skill-related jobs” to “housing affordability” to “availability of VA health facilities.” Highlights from both reports can be found below.

Best Cities for Veterans Worst Cities for Veterans
1 Scottsdale, AZ 91 Fort Wayne, IN
2 Laredo, TX 92 Chicago, IL
3 Irvine, CA 93 Baltimore, MD
4 Plano, TX 94 Cincinnati, OH
5 Austin, TX 95 Jersey City, NJ
6 El Paso, TX 96 Boston, MA
7 Colorado Springs, CO 97 Memphis, TN
8 San Diego, CA 98 Cleveland, OH
9 Tampa, FL 99 Newark, NJ
10 Orlando, FL 100 Detroit, MI

2016’s Best Military Credit Cards

  • USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express Card: 5% cash back on gas and military-base purchases (up to $3,000 per year); 2% cash back on supermarket purchases (up to $3,000 per year); 1% cash back on everything else; no annual fee.
  • PenFed Defender Visa Signature: $100 bonus for spending $1,500 within 90 days of account opening; 1.5% cash back on all purchases; no annual fee.
  • Navy Federal Credit Union Flagship Rewards Credit Card: 30,000 points (worth $300) for spending $3,000 within 90 days of account opening; 2 points per $1 spent on all purchases; no annual fee the first year ($49 thereafter).
  • U.S. Pride Credit Card: $100 initial bonus; 3% cash back on gas and 2% at grocery stores/wholesale clubs (first $2,500 spent each quarter); 1% cash back on everything else; 0% on new purchases for the first 12 months; no annual fee.

For the full reports, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-for-veterans/8156/
https://wallethub.com/best-military-credit-cards/

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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