Important Financial Tips and Benefits for Veterans

Join our #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat every Wednesday at 3 p.m ET. In this chat, we discussed important financial tips and benefits for veterans.

The panel included: Brian Posten: Business Development Officer at Air Force Federal Credit Union; Lani Poblete: Project Manager for Military Saves; Bethany Bayless: Communications Director for Heroes at HomeShannon McNay: Writer for Student Loan HeroRod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

We also featured financial tips all week on Snapchat.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What are some common financial challenges facing veterans and their families?
  • Q2: How can we gear financial literacy to servicemembers’ to help prepare them for the transition into civilian life?
  • Q3: What does a solid financial plan for a veteran include?
  • Q4: What can veterans do to equip themselves for the civilian job market?
  • Q5: What should veterans know about credit and debt?
  • Q6: What should veterans know about taxes and deductions?
  • Q7: Where can veterans go to learn about all of the benefits available to them?
  • Q8: What resources are available to veterans facing financial hardship?
  • Q9: What are some financial scams servicemembers and veterans should be aware of?
  • Q10: Any final tips for veterans?

Resources:

Big List of Military Discounts  via WiseBread

60 Minute Money Workout by Heroes at Home

AFFCU Financial Education Center via Air Force Federal Credit Union

3 Must-know Facts About Credit and VA Loans via Ask Experian

Audio: 4 Financial Readiness Tips for Veterans & Military Families via Ask Experian

Infographic: The Military- Credit and Your Future via Ask Experian

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