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The Military Money Show is all about money and the military. It's everything you need to know about making, saving, and investing money wisely. Lacey Langford, AFC, interviews inspiring guests about personal finance, investing, getting out of debt, insurance, life in the military, being a military spouse, raising military brats, and a whole lot more.
 
Today military spouses are 24% unemployed and 54% underemployed. Despite sizable efforts by federal, state, and private entities to improve these statistics, the statistic struggles to change due to the very real challenges around maintaining dual careers without further disrupting our families during active duty life. This podcast celebrates significant others (S.O.'s) in various states of “unbecoming” by sharing conversations with military S.O.'s who explain how they are navigating the tra ...
 
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Many parents struggle with saving for their own future while paying for their children’s education. It’s a tough call, your future or theirs. The decision doesn’t have to be all or nothing. In this episode, I talk to Matt Meline about how you can balance saving for retirement while paying college expenses for your kids and how to prepare for life a…
 
If life throws curve balls, military life throws wrenches. No joke, It seems like the unexpected happens at a higher frequency in the military. And it’s often things we don’t have experience with. Because of that, it can be hard to figure out how to handle the challenge or situation put in front of you. In this episode, I talk with fellow milspouse…
 
Veterans are no different from service members regarding being targets of predatory financial practices and fraud. According to a 2019 report put together by the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust and the Association of Military Banks of America, called the Military Consumers & Marketplace Trust: An Analysis of Marketplace Challenges Facing the Mi…
 
Being in the position to give money to help others is amazing. To be able to give to those in need can have a lasting impact on a person, family, or organization. But how do you give in a way that aligns with your values and where it will have the greatest impact? In this episode, I talk with Michael Thatcher about how to make smart, informed finan…
 
If you are even thinking about your kid going to college, you’ll want to learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA® form. You may or may not have heard of it, and be aware of all of the benefits your child can receive by filling it out. In this episode, I talk to FAFSA expert, John Tamrat about the for…
 
One way or another, you will leave military service, and your finances will change when you do. In this episode, I talk to Clay Stackhouse, about how you can prepare your finances long before you leave the military. Clay Stackhouse is a Regional Outreach Manager at Navy Federal. Clay previously served in the Marines for 25 years, having been a Navy…
 
Do you struggle to give to charity? Perhaps you want to give, but aren’t sure where to allocate your charitable dollars. This week’s guest explains why charitable giving is so important, and shows us an easier way to donate. John Bromley began his career in corporate finance working with PwC and RBC Capital Markets. After developing an in-depth und…
 
There are two ways you can increase your financial situation. Make more or spend less. Geoartbigae is a way to reduce your living costs and make your income go further. Have you heard of it? If not, in this episode, Stephanie Montague shares her knowledge and tips geoarbitrage. She explains what it is, who it’s for, and how it works best. Stephanie…
 
Do you consider yourself a perfectionist? Do you struggle to accept failure? Too often, our fear of failure holds us back. My guest this week explains that we should not only embrace failure, we should celebrate it. Erin “Big” Diehl is a Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, and Professional Zoombie. Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin cre…
 
Managing your money goes beyond spending less than you make and saving money. You also want to get the most out of every dollar you work your butt off for. Using tax advantage accounts is one way to squeeze the most out of your money. But how do you know where to put which dollar? In this episode, I talk with Sean Mullaney about picking the best ta…
 
The Canadian workplace has undergone massive changes in recent years, with the rise of the gig economy and a shift towards remote work. But does it mean companies have changed how they recruit and hire new talent? My guest this week is an expert on hiring in Canada. He joins me to share tips to help you land a job in 2022 and beyond. David King is …
 
What you do right now can have a positive impact for your future self. The planning and actions you take now can mean a better retirement for you and your family. But what should you be doing and when? In this episode, I talk with my friend and fellow podcaster, Wes Moss, about habits you can practice right now to become a happy retiree. Wes Moss i…
 
Have you made your will and named an executor for your estate? Does your executor understand your wishes when it comes closing down your digital assets? If not, you still have some work to do. Anything that’s attached to a login ID and password can be considered a digital asset. If your executor isn’t prepared to handle your various online accounts…
 
Investing is for the future, but you’re still spending your money. We invest in funds but do you really know what you’re investing in or how it works? When you’re putting money on it, it’s good to know how your dollars are being invested. In this episode, I talk with Julie Cane about how we can better be aware of how we are investing our dollars. T…
 
It’s a subject no one wants to think about, but at some point, many people will be forced to endure the loss of a spouse. The emotional toll alone can be overwhelming, but how do you deal with the financial implications when your spouse passes away? It’s an experience this week’s guest had to face. Richard Dri is a financial planner with over 20 ye…
 
You all know, I’m a big fan of free financial help. It’s a major benefit service members receive while on active duty and in retirement. It’s also a benefit available to their family members. Just like anything in life, sometimes the information isn’t relayed correctly. In this episode, I talk with Lieutenant General (retired) Raymond V. Mason, the…
 
The price of Canadian real estate is all over the map. We’ve been hearing that prices will continue to fall, but how far and for how long? With so much volatility, how does one know when it’s a good time to buy a house? Bekim Merdita is the Vice President of Sales & Business Development at Rocket Mortgage Canada, a mortgage broker that uses a fully…
 
November is Veteran’s Appreciate Month. It’s a whole month to support the veteran community. A special part of this month is veteran business week. In honor of the special week. I want to talk about some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in business in hope it will help other veterans and military spouses in the entrepreneurship journey. I also r…
 
So you have a TSP account that you’re putting money into each month. Now what? Deciding what to put your money into can feel like an overwhelming decision. In this episode, I talk with Patrick Elliott about strategies you can use to invest in your Thrift Savings Plan. The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/tsp-investmen…
 
Separating or retiring from the military is a big undertaking that encompasses your world. It causes many shifts in your life, from finances to location to your identity. It’s a lot for one person or family to take on alone. Getting a helping hand can go a long way to ensuring a successful transition out of the military. In this episode, Jodi Vicke…
 
With stock markets in turmoil and sky-high inflation, we haven’t had much in the way of good news as of late. But how does one respond when it seems like our economy is crashing? Do you stay invested or cash out? According to this week’s guest, now isn’t the time to panic, but that doesn’t mean the trouble is over. Kanwal Sarai has been a dividend …
 
It’s still happening. Inflation is high. In fact, it’s at a 40-year high and impacting service members and their families in a big way. With the increase in inflation comes an increase in interest rates, making people feel it from groceries to cars and homes they buy. In this episode, corporate economist Robert Frick is back to give an update on th…
 
Decisions that have the potential for big financial impact can be difficult to make. Especially if the decisions don’t go according to plan and have negative financial consequences. In this episode, I talk to Certified Financial Planner Adrienne Ross about how you can simplify complex money decisions in a way to help you make them quickly with the …
 
Many families in the military community are dealing with the BIG D, and I’m not talking about debt. I’m talking about divorce. It’s the reality many married couples face, whether your military or not. Unfortunately, the military ratchets the degrees of difficulty in relationships when you add in frequent moves, unemployment, deployments, PTSD, and …
 
September is College Savings Month which is an important part of many people’s finances. For most military members, the GI Bill plays a part in the planning. We often talk about what the GI Bill is and the benefits you receive but what we don’t talk about enough is how to actually use it. In this episode, I talk with Mike Hunsberger, a Chartered Fi…
 
What’s your approach to life? Do you set goals for the future or take things as they come? And if you have a spouse or partner, how do you include them in your plans? This week’s guest has achieved financial independence together with his wife. I met him at Fincon in Orlando, Florida, to discuss the role that lifestyle design played in their early …
 
It’s that time of the year, folks. It’s my Birthday week, which means I get to do whatever I want. I love being able to celebrate my bday every year with you and the special people in my life. In years past, I’ve had my siblings, my Dad, and last year, my grandma on the show to help me celebrate. This year, I have another special guest to help me c…
 
Do you have a career or business venture that you’re trying to grow? If so, how is your network? The very thought of building a network is intimidating for most people, but it doesn’t have to be. For this week’s episode, I reached out to my own network for help. Monica Louie is a former personal finance blogger turned Facebook Ads strategist who no…
 
Life insurance is an important part of protecting the financial future of those you love. Just like other financial decisions, there is a lot to know before deciding when, where, and what to buy. In this episode, I talk with Melissa Schreur about the why behind getting life insurance and when to get it. Melissa Schreur is a military spouse and seas…
 
Want to know more about cryptocurrencies and NFTs or how the blockchain works? It’s a fascinating and ever-changing world, and as you explore it, the possibilities seem endless. Eric Rosenberg is a finance writer, speaker, and consultant. His writing has appeared in publications including the Huffington Post, Business Insider, Investopedia, and man…
 
It’s time for part two of my student loan shows. The Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program has a big perk from serving in the military—student loan forgiveness. Sadly, not as many people use it as should. In this second episode, Adam Hagerman explains what you need to know about the PSLF to take advantage of the program. Adam is an AFC®, CFP®, wi…
 
Do you find yourself checking your bank account statement every month wondering where all of the money has gone? Do you wonder why you find yourself still living paycheque to paycheque no matter how many raises you get at work? The problem is cashflow, or a lack of it. Gordon Stein is an international keynote speaker, blogger, personal finance expe…
 
Student loans are a hot topic right with a lot of moving parts. It’s something that can change the amount of money you owe or the length of time you make payments. Because there is a lot to know, I’m doing a two-part series on student loans. In this episode, I talk with Adam Hagerman about the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver. Adam is…
 
Are you in the midst of a divorce or considering a divorce? The road ahead will have it’s share of difficulty, but you and your spouse can have a more positive outcome depending on how you make some key decisions. My guest this week is a divorce account who understands the financial and emotional toll of divorce, and she joins me to share some expe…
 
Saving money is something we all need, but how we go about it can look different. We’re all in different stages or places in our lives. Savings for a single-parent service member might look different than dual service members. In this episode, Kia McCallister-Young shares simple steps to start saving money based on your situation. Kia is the Direct…
 
Looking back on your life, will it look the way you want? Will you have accomplished everything you wanted to, spent time with the people you wanted, and reached your financial goals? Will you be at peace? In this episode, I talk with Jordan Grumet about how to reach financial freedom without regret. He is the host of the award-winning Earn & Inves…
 
Parents want the best for their kids. Because of that, it’s a balancing act of helping them and helping them help themselves. That applies to finances too. In this episode, I talk to Bobbi Rebell about how to set your teens and young adults up for financial success. Bobbi is a CFP® and the author of Launching Financial Grownups: Live Your Richest L…
 
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