The personal-finance website WalletHub has released a report titled “2019’s Best and Worst Places for Veterans to Live.”
The report compares the 100 largest U.S. cities across 20 key metrics, ranging from share of military skill-related jobs to housing affordability to the availability of VA health facilities.
According to the Wallet-Hub report, the best 10 cities for veterans are:
1. Tampa, Fla.
2. Austin, Texas
3. Orlando, Fla.
4. Raleigh, N.C.
5. Scottsdale, Ariz.
6. Colorado Springs, Colo.
7. Virginia Beach, Va.
8. Gilbert, Ariz.
9. St. Petersburg, Fla.
10. Jacksonville, Fla.
WalletHub’s report lists the following as the 10 worst cities for vets:
91. North Las Vegas, Nev.
92. New Orleans
94. Toledo, Ohio
97. Memphis, Tenn.
98. Jersey City, N.J.
99. Newark, N.J.
The full report can be viewed at tinyurl.com/ y2wf6j38.
WalletHub also released its “2019 Military Money Survey.”
The Military Money Survey found that:
Nearly 50% of people think that poor financial literacy among military personnel is a threat to national security.
190 million Americans don’t think the military does enough to teach financial literacy.
About 79% of military members don’t think they should have to pay interest on debt when deployed to a war zone.
Almost 200 million Americans agree that military families experience more financial stress than the average family.
The best military credit card for everyday rewards, according to the survey, is the Navy Federal Credit Union Visa Signature Flagship Rewards Credit Card.
The full survey can be viewed at tinyurl.com/y6spzsxc.