Archive for the 'Education' Category

More about Tuition Assistance

I talked to my husband more about Tuition Assistance and he clued me in on the new criteria one has to meet before they are allowed to even use TA. You must be recommended for promotion/advancement. You also have to have passed the latest advancement test you were eligible for. (Basically if you are eligible [...]

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Changes in Tuition Assistance

A few days ago I read on the changes that Tuition Assistance (referred to as TA) is making some changes. One was they were going to not allow someone to use TA if they fail a PRT (physical readiness test) or if they do bad in other areas of their jobs (evaluations). Another change [...]

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Getting used to not working

When we left off : We moved to an area that just about required a commute for a job. Not just any commute, a 45 minute on a great traffic day commute. Keep in mind that I was pregnant and was looking at temp jobs. Yep, they wanted me to commute at least 45 minutes [...]

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Consulting Jobs

I’ve been working various consulting jobs off and on for the past ten years or so. After I was out of high school I worked for our school district’s technology guy – it was there I learned html, a couple of wysiwyg programs, as well as a few specialized software programs. I had a couple [...]

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Student loans coming due

I’m coming up on the end of my forbearance for the student loan consolidation I entered into a few years ago. I keep track of everything with Google calendar, and thank goodness I do otherwise I would have forgot about the date. Of course the company I went with for the consolidation did notify me [...]

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Starting With A Good Work Ethic

I have worked since I was 14 years old. I got a job during the summer and worked up until the week before school started. During the school year I couldn’t drive so I didn’t have a job, but several of my friends had jobs because they livedin tihe same town as the job. I [...]

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Short Month

My husband has been home for the past few days for his regular days off. He is taking a week of leave though so he’ll be home quite a bit more then normal. It is going to be a short month for him. His current class quarter is over after this week and he’ll have [...]

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Student Loan Savings

Have you consolidated your student loans yet? What are you waiting for! A student loan consolidation can cut your payments, sometimes by as much as 50-60%, and you can save thousands of dollars in interest payments. Often you can even qualify for incentives to drop your interest rate even lower by doing things such as [...]

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Professional Associations

My husband is in the process of applying for a new job. It has taken us both quite a while to complete all of the paperwork – at least the past month or so. He also travelled for interviews and will have his last one this coming week. We are both excited for the chance [...]

Friday, February 16th, 2007

FAFSA and watch your tuition bills

Since it’s the end of January, it’s the perfect time to remind you to fill out your FAFSA! I always fill mine out the week or so after I’ve completed my taxes. I remember years ago when I would have to wait for myMom to do her taxes and that always annoyed me. The FAFSA [...]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007