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Required Family Support

In my time wandering around the internet, I come across lots of discussion and questions regarding the amount of support that a military member is…





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Stop Loss Payment Deadline Soon

NEW DEADLINE:  DECEMBER 3, 2010 PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD Please help get the word out to former and current military members who might be eligible…



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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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Paying The Minimum Doesn’t Work

I found this great article and graphic at Cracked.com.  The title is Why You Will Never Pay Off Your Credit Card and it follows an…


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Home Equity Loan: Gone

This is an exciting day in my financial life – our home equity loan is GONE.  Paid in full.  Zeroed out.  Whatever you want to…


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Stop Loss Compensation

Were you affected by the "Stop Loss" orders since September 11, 2001?  Do you know someone who was?  Good news!  The Department of Defense has…


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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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Emergency GI Bill Benefits

As you may have heard, some people using their GI Bill benefits are having some trouble getting paid as the VA struggles to keep up…



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One Small Step to Improve Your Finances

One place where I occasionally make a mistake with my finances is paying the credit card bills.  We have two cards that we use regularly,…


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Want a New Car? Try This Plan

A family member recently told me that she was going to buy a new car.  She still owed on her old car, and she was…


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Stimulus Scams

With all this talk of economic stimulus, and so much confusion about the huge and complicated bill, many people are wondering:  will there be a…


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Refinance Your Car? Why and How

I recently received a question about refinancing a car loan.  In a perfect world, none of us have to take out a loan to buy…