Education




tax-exempt textbooks

Textbooks are Tax-Exempt In Some States

You learn something new every day! Today, I learned that some states exempt some or all textbooks from sales tax.  Details vary by state, so…


Don't Save Your GI Bill For Your Kids

Don’t Save Your GI Bill For Your Kids

Ever since the Post 9/11 GI Bill started allowing service members to transfer their benefits to their spouse or children, people have been telling me that they…



Mom and Dad, Did You Cover Everything?

It’s the American coming-of-age: after high school graduation, proud parents send their kids off to college, the service or the wider world, with one simple…




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: Who, How, and When

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…