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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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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May is a big month for the military community. It’s Military Appreciation Month, and that includes Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Mother’s Day.

Military spouses are the backbone of the military community. Now, I know I’m biased, but they keep the home fires burning and households functioning through all the transitions military life includes. They’re the constant in PCSing, military schools, deployments, childcare, careers, a...

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May 2, 2022 9 min

The first MilMoneyCon is done and I’m here to tell the tale for those that couldn’t make it. Here's how it went.

Show notes can be found here:

https://laceylangford.com/podcast/milmoneycon22-recap/

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Past mistakes, hurt, and experiences can stay top of mind to the point we put them on replay.

In this episode, I talk with Dr. John Delony about steps you can put on repeat to create a path to well-being to improve your finances, marriages, and relationships.

Dr. John Delony is a national bestselling author, mental health and wellness expert, and host of The Dr. John Delony Show. He holds two PhDs – one in Counselor Education and S...

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Social Security is something we know is there but do you know what your benefits are, when you can receive them and how do you get them.

In this episode, I talk with Social Security Expert, Lizna Odhwani about the ins and outs of Social Security.

Liz is a Social Insurance Specialist at Social Security Administration. She shares the latest news on Social Security, how you can find answers to your situation, and the resource you can ...

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April 11, 2022 48 min

There are conversations we know we need to have but often avoid them because we know they are going to be difficult. You know the convo is going to lead to a fight, or someone being hurt or even. How can you have those hard conversions in a way that is productive?

In this episode, I talk with difficult conversation experts Sheila Heen and Ivanka Diaz Canzius.

Sheila has been teaching Negotiation at Harvard Law School for more than ...

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April 4, 2022 19 min

Taxes deductions are probably on your mind. You want as many as you can get but which ones can you take. And what deductions should military families know about?

In this episode, I talk with military spouse, Sarah Bumgardner, the Member Benefits Coordinator with AAFMAA. We talk about tax deductions and ways military families can be prepared with their taxes.

Sarah previously served AAFMAA as a Senior Veterans Affairs Coordinator, S...

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