GI Bill users should see benefits increase

By Tom Philpott The Bush administration has endorsed a House bill that would improve the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) education benefits in several ways including with a 31 percent jump in monthly benefits and a new $500-a-month stipend to help cover college living expenses. The administration’s aim is not only to improve veterans’ benefits in […]

Deficient G.I. Bill shorts reservist

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Proponents for strengthening Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits for the National Guard and Reserve say the critical issue is fairness. Reserve rates, frozen for years, need to be raised. Reserve benefits need to be made as portable as MGIB for active forces, their wartime deployment partners. Not so, said a […]

Getting the most bang for your GI buck

Airman planning to use their Montgomery GI Bill can realize a 2,900 percent return on their initial investment. Janet Taylor-Birkey Planning makes school bill an investor’s financial delight There are few ways to gain a 2,900 percent return on an investment, but tapping into Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits may allow military personnel to see […]