Financial Tips All Veterans Should Know

The panel included Rod Griffin: Director of Public Education; National Foundation for Credit Counseling: Empowering millions of consumers to take charge of their financial future; Benjamin Demers: Manager, Social Media—Kiplinger; Lacey Langford: The MIlitary Money Expert; and Nisiar Smith: CEO, Founder of The People’s Innovation Movement.

Questions We Discussed:

    • Q1: What are some financial literacy resources specifically designed to help veterans handle their new financial responsibilities?
    • Q2: What are some common financial issues facing veterans?
    • Q3: What are some basics of setting up a secure financial foundation?
    • Q4: What is the Thrift Savings Plan, and how does it work?
    • Q5: What are some options for veteran debt relief?
    • Q6: Do veterans get special tax exemptions?
    • Q7: What is a VA loan, and who qualifies?
    • Q8: What kind of benefits is available to advance the education and skills of veterans and servicemembers?
    • Q9: What are some scams and deceptive financial practices veterans should be aware of to avoid?
    • Q10: Any final tips for veterans and servicemembers transitioning to civilian life?

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