Navigating Credit and Finances After Service: Essential Tips for Veterans

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Join this special Veteran’s Day themed #CreditChat where we will delve into the topic of “Navigating Finances After Service” to provide essential tips and insights specifically tailored for veterans. Discover expert advice on managing VA benefits, budgeting, credit building, and more to help veterans thrive in their financial journeys post-military.

Topic: Navigating Credit and Finances After Service: Essential Tips for Veterans

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion

The panel will include: Max Fay: Managing Editor of; Jessica Hamel: America’s Financial Wellbeing Coach at Operation HOPE Inside Experian; Kate Horrell: Accredited Financial Counselor®, founder of Kings High Media, and creator of the Confidently Prepared™ Life Binder for military families; Jaimi Erickson: The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide; Karen Carlson: Vice President, Education and Digital Marketing at InCharge; Julie Provost: Owner of Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life; Beverly Harzog: Credit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News and World Report; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian, Jennifer White: Consumer Education and Advocacy Team, and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions we will discuss:

  1. How does the experience of military service impact a veteran’s mindset and approach towards personal finance and financial decision-making?
  2. What are some financial tips for servicemembers who are making the transition from the military to civilian life?
  3. What are some ways veterans can evaluate their credit and financial situation?
  4. How can veterans protect themselves from scams, predatory lending and other fraudulent financial practices?
  5. What are some resources or benefits specific to veterans paying for their education or student loans?
  6. What benefits and options are available exclusively for veterans who are interested in making a major purchase like a home or a car?
  7. What some common credit and financial pitfalls veterans should avoid?
  8. How can veterans effectively leverage their military skills and experiences to enhance their financial situation in the civilian world?
  9. What role does mental health play in veterans’ financial stability, and what resources are available to support their overall well-being?
  10. What resources are available to veterans who may be struggling with finance and debt?
  11. Any final tips or resources you can share for a veteran who may be tuning into this chat?

Check out our complete list of upcoming personal finance Twitter chats here

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