Military Money Show

Military Money Show

The Military Money Show is the podcast that helps U.S. Servicemembers, Veterans, and their spouses make, save, invest and spend money wisely. Host, Lacey Langford interviews inspiring guests on personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, debt, insurance, military life plus and a whole lot more.

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September 26, 2022 43 min

Many families in the military community are dealing with the BIG D, and I’m not talking about debt. I’m talking about divorce. It’s the reality many married couples face, whether your military or not. Unfortunately, the military ratchets the degrees of difficulty in relationships when you add in frequent moves, unemployment, deployments, PTSD, and high-risk jobs. It’s not a fun topic, but one many of you have asked me to cover beca...

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September is College Savings Month which is an important part of many people’s finances. For most military members, the GI Bill plays a part in the planning. We often talk about what the GI Bill is and the benefits you receive but what we don’t talk about enough is how to actually use it.

In this episode, I talk with Mike Hunsberger, a Chartered Financial Consultant, and Air Force veteran, about using your GI Bill benefits. Mike la...

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September 12, 2022 32 min

It’s that time of the year, folks. It’s my Birthday week, which means I get to do whatever I want. I love being able to celebrate my bday every year with you and the special people in my life. In years past, I’ve had my siblings, my Dad, and last year, my grandma on the show to help me celebrate. This year, I have another special guest to help me celebrate.

The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/bday-ba...

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September 5, 2022 42 min

Life insurance is an important part of protecting the financial future of those you love. Just like other financial decisions, there is a lot to know before deciding when, where, and what to buy.

In this episode, I talk with Melissa Schreur about the why behind getting life insurance and when to get it.

Melissa Schreur is a military spouse and seasoned insurance professional. Since insurance was her first love before marrying her s...

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August 29, 2022 36 min

It’s time for part two of my student loan shows. The Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program has a big perk from serving in the military—student loan forgiveness. Sadly, not as many people use it as should.

In this second episode, Adam Hagerman explains what you need to know about the PSLF to take advantage of the program.

Adam is an AFC®, CFP®, with a mission to provide financial education that is easy to understand and free from ...

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Student loans are a hot topic right with a lot of moving parts. It’s something that can change the amount of money you owe or the length of time you make payments. Because there is a lot to know, I’m doing a two-part series on student loans.

In this episode, I talk with Adam Hagerman about the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver. Adam is an AFC®, CFP®, with a mission to provide financial education that is easy to underst...

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August 15, 2022 29 min

Saving money is something we all need, but how we go about it can look different. We’re all in different stages or places in our lives. Savings for a single-parent service member might look different than dual service members.

In this episode, Kia McCallister-Young shares simple steps to start saving money based on your situation. Kia is the Director of America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of Ameri...

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Looking back on your life, will it look the way you want? Will you have accomplished everything you wanted to, spent time with the people you wanted, and reached your financial goals? Will you be at peace?

In this episode, I talk with Jordan Grumet about how to reach financial freedom without regret. He is the host of the award-winning Earn & Invest podcast and author of the newly released book, Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor’s...

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Parents want the best for their kids. Because of that, it’s a balancing act of helping them and helping them help themselves. That applies to finances too.

In this episode, I talk to Bobbi Rebell about how to set your teens and young adults up for financial success. Bobbi is a CFP® and the author of Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest Life by Helping Your (Almost) Adult Kids Become Everyday Money Smart. She is a financi...

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Credit card debt can get many people in trouble, but for some, credit cards help them travel and do more for less.

In this episode, Derrick Dye, the Co-Founder of Travel on Point(s). Shares some tips and best practices for traveling on credit card points.

Derrick always loved to travel and early on figured out a few tricks to save money on airfare and hotels through loyalty programs. But it wasn't until he and his wife started ...

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We’re in some financial strange times. Inflation is up, interest rates are rising, the supply chain is messed up, there’s lots of volatility, and we’re coming off COVID. But how do you balance everything that’s going on, stay consistent and create plans for your finances?

In this episode, I talk to Profit First Professional Rocky Lalvani, who has an MBA and is an Enrolled Agent, about what things you can control during these times,...

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July 11, 2022 13 min

Money esteem is important. You have to have faith in your abilities to manage your money. If you have debt, you need faith in your ability to get out of debt. If you’re saving for retirement you need faith in your ability to save and invest money each month. And you need faith in your ability to live within your means.   

Here are five ways you can build money esteem.

Show notes can be found here:

https://laceylangford.com/podcast/...

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Military married to military has its own sets of benefits and challenges. On one hand, you have great benefits and income but on the other, you have separations and a whole lot of planning and prep to make married and military life work.

In this episode, I talk to Certified Financial Planner and veteran, Katie Cannon. Katie is a fee-only financial planner and founder of Money Pilot Financial Advisor. She helps military service memb...

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A military spouse’s retirement is an important part of a military family’s retirement planning. Thankfully more and more military spouses are taking advantage of using Individual Retirement Accounts or employer 401ks to save for their future. The challenge for military spouses is to decide what to do in situations where you have multiple 401k accounts because of your many job changes due to PCSing.

In this episode, I talk with Patr...

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This week marks the 78th Anniversary of the signing of the GI Bill. The GI Bill benefit is right up there with free medical care when it comes to perks for serving in the military. The value of your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit is not only big, the impact it can have on your future earnings and quality of life is even greater. Just like any planning for transitioning out of the military, there is some prep and planning that goes into ...

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We talk a lot about saving for retirement but often not about drawing from all of your retirement savings when it comes time. The 4% rule is important when it comes to withdrawing your retirement savings each year.

In this episode, I talk with Rob Berger about what the 4% rule is, how it came about, how it works and the impacts inflation can have on it.

Rob is the host of the Financial Freedom Show on YouTube and author of Retire B...

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June 6, 2022 34 min

Do you know what the SBP decision is? If not, you’re not alone. A lot of service members and spouses don’t know it’s a decision they will be faced with come retirement time. And many don’t know the factors they should consider in the decision. 

In this episode, I talk with a Survivor Benefit Plan expert, Kate Horrell about the questions you should know the answers to before you decide on whether or not to elect the SBP for service ...

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In honor of PCS season, I’m bringing back one of my popular shows to share with you. It’s my interview with Christine Carol "C.C." Gallagher, the Founder of Military Quality of Life Consulting, LLC and the Stressless PCS Kit. C.C. and I have a great conversation filled with lots of great tips on how to reduce stress in your next PCS. I hope you enjoy this show.

Show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast...

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Serving 20 years in the military comes with a pension and benefits that if planned out right can give you peace of mind and help your financial future.

This episode is an encore of an interview with CFP, Kit Lancaster on how you can plan out your pension and benefits now to help reach your financial goals.

Here is the encore of Mapping Out a Plan For Your Pension and Benefits.

Show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.co...

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With inflation on the rise, everyone’s looking at their money a little closer and ways to make every dollar go a little further. That includes your investments and savings.

In this episode, I talked with Marine veteran and Certified Financial Planner Josh Bannerman about what you should know about I Bonds before investing in them. You may know Josh as OG on the Stacking Benjamins Podcast.

Josh breaks down what I Bonds are, how they...

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