When It Comes to Using Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits, Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Every day, I get emails from frustrated veterans trying to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill. If you have been using your veteran education benefits for any time at all, then you know that it can take the VA eight to ten weeks to deposit your first monthly housing allowance payment into your account or …

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Three $50,000-a-Year Career Fields That Require Only an Associate Degree

Yes, you have your Post 9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill that will pay up to four years of college, but let’s face it, not everyone wants to spend that much time in school before getting out into the working world. What if I showed you three great healthcare fields with median yearly salaries …

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Housing Allowance Set to Increase by 3.8%

Overall, Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates will increase an average of 3.8 percent in 2013. While active duty members saw their increases on January 1, veterans and family members using Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits won’t see their housing allowance increase until the start of the new 2013/2014 academic year – August 1. Like …

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Are GI Bill Benefits in Jeopardy of Being Cut?

There is some saber-rattling again concerning GI Bill benefits. For some reason, when it comes to deficit reduction, the conversation gets around to cutting GI Bill benefits. One reason for the focus this time is on “return on investment.” In other words, how many GI Bill users are actually graduating from a four-year college? Part …

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Is a Bachelor’s Degree the New High School Diploma?

Is the college degree becoming the new high school diploma – the new minimum requirement for getting even the lowest-level job? In this buyer’s job market for employers, the trend seems to be heading that way, at least in some industries. “When you get 800 resumes for every job ad, you need to weed them …

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