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GI Bill Fixes Might Help and Hinder

Everything in life comes with some sort of cost, and changes to the Post 9/11 GI Bill are no different.  The adjustments made to the…


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Government Shutdown Legislative Update

There are several pieces of legislation in Congress that could have a direct impact on the way that a government shutdown would impact military service…


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You Got How Much Back?

As I stumble around the internet, I hear a lot of interesting discussion regarding income taxes, tax returns, refunds, and payments.  I’ve heard of people…


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Top 5 Changes to Post 9/11 GI Bill

President Obama has signed the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvement Act (GI Bill 2.0) into law.  What does this mean for you?  Lots of…



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Vonage or Skype Phone?

For several weeks, I have been comparing the services of Vonage and Skype telephone.  I have been reading articles and trying to figure out which…


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Refunds for Montgomery GI Bill Contributions

Way more thorough and up-to-date information is available at Montgomery GI Bill Refunds. I’ve seen some questions about service members who bought into the Montgomery…


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Expanding Tricare? Not So Fast

I’ve heard several questions about the new national health-care overhaul and the expansion of Tricare to cover former dependents who are under 26.  A recent…



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GI Bill Experiences and Stories

Using the GI Bill has always had its challenges: understanding all the various rules and limitations is hard. With the new Post 9/11 GI Bill,…


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Calculating Your Withholding

For military families, one of the most challenging parts about paying taxes is accurately estimating your withholding each year.  Withholding is the amount of taxes…


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01 March 2010 Military Report

The Military Report is a weekly updates of news related to various programs and benefits for military and veteran families.  Financial news from the 1…


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VA Goes YouTube

The Veteran’s Administration has begun posting YouTube videos to help answer questions and highlight VA benefits.  One of the most recent videos highlights the VA…


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Phony Cell Phone Bill Charges

Like many of you, I get my cell phone bills on the the internet.  A little email comes that says "Your bill is available to…