Financial Advice for Military Families
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Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat every Wednesday at 3 p.m ET. May is National Military Appreciation Month and we kicked it off with a special tweetchat for military families. It was a great opportunity to help increase financial literacy for military members and their families.
The video panel included: Business Development Officer at Brian Posten: Air Force Federal Credit Union; Alecia Blair: Director; Military Saves Personal Finance Freelance Writer; Shannon McNay: Rod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Social Media Specialist at Experian. Christina Roman:
The Twitter panel included:
; Veterans United Military Finance Coach at Kate Horrell: KateHorrell.com; Author of Doug Normand: The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement; and Ameriforce Media Military Saves.
We also featured financial tips all week on Snapchat. View the Complete Tweetchat via Wakelet:
Questions We Discussed:
Q1: What are some common financial issues related to living the military life?
Q2: What financial decisions should a military member make before deployment?
Q3: What financial challenges do military personnel face during an overseas deployment?
Q4: How could frequent relocations affect military personnel financially?
Q5: How can military members safely and securely access and manage their financial accounts overseas?
Q6: How can service members with credit card debt save up for an emergency fund?
Q7: What common financial issues do military spouses struggle with?
Q8: What suggestions do you have for young, single-income families on a tight budget?
Q9: How can active service members prepare financially for the transition to civilian life?
Q10: Are there transition assistance programs available to help veterans find jobs?
Q11: Where can a service member turn to receive helpful financial advice?
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