Military Saves Month: Budgeting for Military Families

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This week, we will be talking about ways for military families to manage finances while their loved ones are serving in the military.

Topic: Military Saves Month: Budgeting for Military Families

When: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Military Saves, J.J. Montanaro: USAA Financial Planner; Kembala Evans: Personal Finance Expert, speaker and author; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.;  Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian; Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

  1. What are unique challenges military families face when trying to save?
  2. How can military members and families get help with financial planning?
  3. How can military families reduce existing debt? 
  4. How can military members save for retirement? 
  5. How can a military spouse ensure their own financial security?
  6. Where can military spouses find jobs that are compatible with military life?
  7. How can you save on expenses while serving in the military? 
  8. How can military members and families save for emergencies? 
  9. Why is it important for military members to build their credit?
  10. How can military personnel protect their credit when deployed?
  11. How can military members save on education while in the military or after they leave?

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