Money Tips for Military Families

This week, we talked about the financial challenges and opportunities for military families.  The video panel included: J.J. Montanaro – USAA Financial Planner, Kate Horrell – Military Finance Coach, and Rod Griffin – Director of Public Education at Experian, and Mike Delgado – Social Media Community Manager at Experian.  We also featured Adrianna Lupher – CEO of MSB New Media and creator of NextGen Milspouse on Twitter.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What are some financial challenges do military families struggle with?
  • Q2: What should military families know about their basic allowance for housing (BAH)?
  • Q3: What are ways for military families to deal with debt?
  • Q4: Are there any tax tips that military families should know about?
  • Q5: How can families financially prepare for relocation or deployment?
  • Q6: What are ways to track money and pay bills when deployed
  • Q7: What financial benefits are available to military families? Education?
  • Q8: What financial advice do you have for those transitioning to civilian life?
  • Q9: What are ways for civilians to help support military families and vets in need?
  • Q10: Are there any scams military families should be aware of
  • Q11: Any final financial tips you have for military families?


Here’s a complete storify of the tweetchat: