Financial Planning for Military Spouses and Families

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This week, we’ll discuss tips for spouses and families to make a financial plan while their loved ones are deployed.

Topic: Financial Planning for Military Spouses and Families

When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include Lacey Langford: The Military Money Expert®, Veteran, Milspouse, Speaker and Creator of the Military Money Show; Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; 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.; 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 financial challenges are unique to service members and military families?

2. How do you manage your finances when you are deployed and protect yourself from fraud?

3. How can military members and their families save for retirement?

4. Where can you get help with planning when you receive orders for a permanent change of station?

5. What should military families think about when looking for off-base housing?

6. How do you prepare financially for the possibility that your military spouse may not return from deployment?

7. How do you plan for retiring or separating from military service and re-entering civilian life?

8. What can military families do to reduce their education costs?

9. What financial services are available to veterans as a result of their military service?

10. What can we do to show our gratitude to those who have served in the military?

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