College Savings

Dude, How’s Your College Savings?

My youngest daughter is a rising high school senior. This is our last year of having a child living at home. It’s a double whammy….

MyCAA provides college and educational funding for military spouses

MyCAA: College Money for Military Spouses

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about the MyCAA program here at The Paycheck Chronicles – more than a year! It’s an amazing program,…

Do It right: college

Do It Right: College

Heading off to college after high school is an American rite of passage. But in your haste to perform that rite, don’t lose sight of…

college financing

Do It Right: College Financing

Heading off to college after high school is an American rite of passage.  But in your haste to perform that rite, don’t lose sight of…

GI Bill Refunds

GI Bill Refunds

I get a lot of questions from service members who bought into the Montgomery GI Bill and want to get a refund of the payments….

Understanding the types of college financial aid is important to long-term financial stability.

Not All College Financial Aid Created Equal

My wife’s experience working in an emergency room has influenced my perspective on the term “aid.” I envision someone swooping in to provide life-supporting treatment…

Free Financial Wellness Seminar

Free Financial Wellness Webinar – Today!

Do you have an hour today to improve your financial life?  You’re in luck!  The Military Reconnect program of Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions is offering…

Military Spouse Scholarships

NMFA Military Spouse Scholarships

The National Military Family Association (NMFA), in conjunction with the Fisher House Foundation, has announced the opening of applications for the 2016 Joanne Holbrook Patton Military…

The Right Veteran In-State Tuition Info

The Right Veteran In-State Tuition Info

You know that big headline White House announcement that’s been posted all over the internet the last few days?  About how veterans and their families…

In-State Tuition Rules For Military Families

In-State Tuition Rules For Military Families

With the White House re-announcement of the changes to veteran’s residency requirements for in-state tuition, I’ve heard a bit of griping from active duty folks…

Evaluating For-Profit Colleges

Evaluating For-Profit Colleges

If you’ve spent any time around a military base, you’ve probably noticed the surprisingly large number of for-profit colleges that are eager to enroll new…

Tools To Help Manage Student Loan Debt

Tools To Help Manage Student Loan Debt

Are you one of the 43 million Americans paying off student loan debt?  If so, I have a tool that can help you organize your loan…

Programs Offer School Supplies

Programs Offer School Supplies

Across the country, a variety of different charities offer programs that provide school supplies for children of military families. Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade In the…

Military spouses at a career fair

Career Training for Veterans and Spouses

Looking for training to help make it easier to find work? The Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP) is open to veterans and transitioning service members,…

Marine in cap and gown

Don’t Default On Student Loans

A piece in last Sunday’s New York Times has fired up the internet.  Lee Siegel’s  Why I Defaulted On My Student Loans is a narcissistic,…

Use the GI BIll.

Better Instructions To Transfer GI Bill

Last week, Navy leadership announced an update to the official instruction for the transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to family members.  While it is a Navy…

Airman studying

Free ACT, SAT, and LSAT Prep Programs

Do you have a child that will be taking the SAT or ACT in upcoming years?  Are you thinking of taking the LSAT?  You definitely…