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The MILMO Show is all about military money and entrepreneurship. It's everything you need to know about making, saving, and investing money wisely. Lacey Langford, AFC, interviews inspiring guests about personal finance, entrepreneurship, investing, life in the military, and more.

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The MILMO Show is all about military money and entrepreneurship. It's everything you need to know about making, saving, and investing money wisely. Lacey Langford, AFC, interviews inspiring guests about personal finance, entrepreneurship, investing, life in the military, and more.

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English

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Episodes
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Strategies for Business Growth and Strategic Exits

5/20/2024
A lot of blood, sweat, and tears go into building a business. As a founder, you’ll wear many hats to get things done. It can be challenging to find time and energy to be strategic about growing or innovating in your business. In this episode, Gary Kusin shares his decades of wisdom on successfully scaling businesses, managing pivotal moments with teams, building a valuable brand that could be acquired, and evaluating growth opportunities. Gary is a mentor, investor, entrepreneur, business advisor, and author of Always Learning: Lessons on Leveling Up from GameStop to Laura Mercier and Beyond. He is the co-founder of GameStop, and Laura Mercier Cosmetics, both of which are well-known global brands. Today, he advises an array of public and private companies, large and small, on strategy, management and growth issues. In addition, Kusin continues his full schedule of mentoring and has mentored well over 1000 individuals during the course of his career. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/strategies-for-business-growth

Duration:00:47:46

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Getting on the Other Side Challenges and Trauma

5/13/2024
Life can be difficult sometimes. Challenges and traumas are not something the military community has a monopoly on, but still, many in our community face challenges and traumas that can leave a person feeling shattered and low on hope, which can start a cycle of poor decision-making, including financial mistakes. In this episode, Jeremy Stalnecker covers the common ways PTSD manifests, the challenges of military and post-military life, coping with isolating and hopeless situations, and advice for overcoming trauma. Jeremy also addresses how PTSD can impact decision-making, how spouses can navigate supporting a partner with PTSD, and what he wishes more people understood about this invisible wound. Jeremy, Co-Founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, aids America’s military and families battling combat-related wounds like PTSD. A Marine Corps veteran, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, acquiring leadership skills. As a USMC Infantry Officer, Jeremy received a Veteran Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for Combat Valor. Transitioning to ministry after the military, he counseled at Coastline Baptist, then served as Senior Pastor at Bay Area Baptist Church. Feeling the calling, Jeremy merged his ministry and military background, leading Mighty Oaks Foundation full-time where today he focuses on veterans and helping them adjust back to civilian life and deal with PTSD from a biblical perspective. Additionally, Jeremy is often a speaker on the topic of leadership and discipleship. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/challenges-and-trauma/

Duration:00:32:00

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The Basics of Backdoor Roth IRAs

5/6/2024
People talk about Backdoor IRAs and getting one done, but do you know what they are, who they’re best for, and how to get it done the right way? In this episode, Brian O’Neill shares the fundamentals of Backdoor Roth IRAs, including how they work, who is eligible, and the steps to set one up. Brian also covers the upsides and potential drawbacks of this approach, and how it fits into a broader retirement savings plan. Brian is a Certified Financial Planner, a Military Qualified Financial Professional and an Enrolled Agent. He’s the founder of Winged Wealth Management and Financial Planning LLC, a fee-only fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor firm focusing on the military aviator community. Brian served 23 years in the Air Force, commanding at the squadron and group levels, and flying both the F-16 and F-35. He launched his firm in 2021 and is an expert in focusing on a small niche to grow a practice rapidly. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/basics-of-backdoor-roth-IRAs/

Duration:00:32:49

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Owning Your Financial Literacy

4/29/2024
Financial education and knowledge are important parts of financial success and reaching goals. Often, though, people aren’t taught or raised in an environment to learn about money in a way that builds confidence and helps you avoid financial mistakes. In this episode, Andi Wrenn shares insights on the importance of financial literacy, how to assess your own level of knowledge, and actionable steps you can take to take ownership of improving your financial know how. Andi is an Accredited Financial Counselor® and a Military Qualified Financial Professional® with a passion for helping people make sound financial decisions for more than two decades. She has a bachelor's degree in math and education, a master’s in counseling, and is a mediation professional for North Carolina. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/owning-your-financial-literacy

Duration:00:30:05

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Entrepreneurship and Lessons Learned as a Military Spouse

4/22/2024
It’s no secret that frequent moves impede the earning ability of many military spouses. This often leads spouses to the world of entrepreneurship, but often, people aren’t prepared for the challenges that come with being a business owner—yours truly included. In this episode, military spouse Laura Early shares her journey of starting a business, her agency's support to the military spouse entrepreneur community, the lessons she's learned building a successful business, and her advice for other military spouses looking to start their own businesses. Laura is the Chief Experience Officer and Founder of WISE Advise + Assist Team, a virtual assisting agency powered by military and veteran spouses. In her role at WISE, Laura helps business owners develop strategic and cultural priorities to grow their businesses and increase profit. Laura combines her background in project management and behavioral health to ensure all services, products, and initiatives are mission-driven and reinforce organizational culture. Laura is a proud Army spouse who currently resides in North Carolina. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/entrepreneurship-and-lessons-learned

Duration:00:42:06

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Investing in Your Body's Wealth

4/15/2024
Spending less than you make and saving money is part of building wealth. It’s wealth for your future self. Building wealth takes commitment and sacrifice to have a good quality of life in the future. But will you be around to see it or have the physical capability to enjoy it? In this episode, David Frost will discuss the importance of maintaining muscular strength as we age, explaining why he considers it the "cornerstone of a healthy physical bank account." He'll share practical tips for achieving and sustaining peak physical fitness and the concept of "down aging"—looking and feeling years younger than your chronological age. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/your-bodys-wealth/

Duration:00:42:02

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Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners

4/8/2024
Being a small business often means you wear many different hats, including bookkeeper. Whether you're a numbers person or not, proper bookkeeping is crucial for making informed business decisions, filing taxes accurately, and, if you need it, securing financing down the road. In this episode, Alise Jackson breaks down the importance of good bookkeeping, best practices, and common mistakes to avoid. From organizing your receipts to choosing the right bookkeeper, we discuss everything you need to know to get your business finances in shape. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/bookkeeping-for-small-business-owners

Duration:00:42:41

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An Early Harvest for Money

4/1/2024
We've had a record-warm winter this year, and now that it's spring, things are really starting to bloom—including our beloved money trees. But while the lack of frigid temperatures has been nice, these dryer conditions may come at a price—an early harvest. In this episode, I’ll discuss how a warmer winter could impact money tree yields and the ramifications for the economy and our budgets, as well as what we can all do to help the situation. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/early-harvest-for-money

Duration:00:07:06

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Military Financial Perks and Travel Benefits

3/25/2024
One of the major perks of serving in the military is the opportunity to travel and experience different parts of the world. However, deployments and assignments often determine the destinations rather than personal travel bucket lists. But that doesn't mean you can't explore the places you've always dreamed of visiting, and even better, you can do so while saving money thanks to the many financial and travel benefits that come with military service. In this episode, Chelsey Thomas, a military spouse and founder of Camouflage Perks, shares valuable insights on maximizing travel benefits and perks for military families. With a wealth of firsthand experience, Chelsey has used points and other military travel programs to visit seven countries and countless states across the U.S. Chelsey walks us through the lesser-known financial perks and travel benefits available to active-duty service members, veterans, and their families. From discounted lodging and airfare to free cruise opportunities, she'll reveal strategies for making the most of your hard-earned military benefits while exploring the world. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/military-financial-perks-and-travel-benefits

Duration:00:24:04

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The Skinny on MilMoneyCon24

3/18/2024
MilMoneyCon is my true passion project - a calling to bring financial professionals together to solve problems, support each other, and uplift our community. I feel that when we unite, we create a stronger financial force, leading to a more resilient military and veteran force. In this episode, I'm excited to give you a sneak peek into MilMoneyCon this year. I'll cover Denver, our host city, the hotel, special events, and what you can expect to get out of the conference. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/the-skinny-on-milmoneycon24/

Duration:00:36:55

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Networking: Why You Need It and How to Do It

3/11/2024
Networking can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. Whether it's finding a trusted babysitter or landing your dream job, connecting with the right people can be a game-changer. As I gear up for MilMoneyCon, I've been reflecting on the power of networking and what it means to different folks. At its core, networking is about making connections that help fulfill needs and goals. It's a crucial part of careers, businesses, and life in general. In this episode, I'm pulling back the curtain on networking - why you need it, how to do it effectively, and my own personal strategies for making those invaluable connections. Whether you're a networking pro or just getting started, this one's for you. The notes from this episode can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/networking

Duration:00:29:16

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What’s Your Money Mood?

3/4/2024
Let's talk about financial moods, figuring out where you’re at, what you’re looking for, and aligning your mood with what you’re seeking. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/your-money-mood

Duration:00:12:13

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Are You Controlling What You Can With Money

2/26/2024
In this episode, I’m going to go about how taking control of your situation is often the key to finding peace and can lead to success or at least feel like you’re in control and captaining the ship that is your life. I’m also going to go over how to focus on controlling what is controllable in your finances. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/Controlling-What-You-Can-With-Money/

Duration:00:13:08

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What’s Your Trash Worth

2/19/2024
In this episode, I’m going to go over getting control of wastefulness in your household and simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of money you spend on groceries to keep your food spending from climbing more than it already has. We’re also going to have a heart-to-heart about leftovers. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/whats-your-trash-worth

Duration:00:18:25

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Improving the Quality of Life for Service Members

2/12/2024
More than ever before, quality of life for service members, veterans, and their families is a priority for military leaders. One of the top factors that can make or break the quality of life for members of our community is their financial situation. In this episode, the former Sergeant Major of the Army, Tony Grinston, is here to talk about the latest resources available through Army Emergency Relief to help improve service members' and their families' quality of life. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/quality-of-life-for-service-members/

Duration:00:35:49

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The Business of Ghostwriting

2/5/2024
Earning money as a writer is something many aspire to. When people think of becoming a writer, they often think about Steven King or J.K. Rowling, but there’s another type of writing that can be a business for you and make you money. It’s the business of ghostwriting. In this episode, Navy veteran and professional ghostwriter Steven Leapley shares how he broke into ghostwriting, how he gets clients, and how you can get started in the business. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/business-of-ghostwriting/

Duration:00:30:31

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{Encore} How To Create Work You Love

1/29/2024
In honor of Dan Miller, I’m bringing back an episode on a topic I think is even more powerful at this moment: creating work you love. Here is the encore airing of How to Create Work You Love with the amazing Dan Miller I hope it inspires you to get after creating a work and a life you love. Show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/how-to-create-work-you-love

Duration:00:52:20

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Military Retirement Calculators, Services, and Resources

1/22/2024
Getting ready for a military retirement can feel like a part-time job. There’s a lot to learn and get done years in advance of your final out. Waiting until the last minute to prepare can lead to mistakes, stress, and potentially getting less money than you’re owed in disability. In this episode, Mark Overberg shares news on the new military medical retirement calculator and resources to help prepare you for retirement. He also busts some divorce and retirement pay myths and breaks down the differences between Combat-Related Special Compensation and Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/military-retirement-calculators/

Duration:00:45:56

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The Impact Our Money Thoughts and Feelings Can Have

1/15/2024
Like it or not, money makes you feel a certain way. Do you know what your thoughts and feelings about money are and how they weave into the areas of your life, like relationships and work? In this episode, Dr. Meghaan Lurtz shares how we can bring awareness to our thoughts and feelings about money to reach our financial goals. Dr. Lurtz, is a writer and Senior Research Associate with Kitces.com, a financial planning blog. She’s a Professor of Practice at Kansas State University, where she teaches courses for the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate Program, and a lecturer at Columbia University, where she teaches Financial Psychology, and an undergraduate adjunct professor through the University of Maryland system in their CFP program. She is also a past president of the Financial Therapy Association, not to mention a military spouse going through an OCONUS PCS when she recorded this episode with me. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/money-thoughts-and-feelings/

Duration:00:49:22

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My New Name and More

1/8/2024
I’m breaking down what I envisioned for my new brand name and what’s coming. Plus, I’m sharing some of my insights and observations about entrepreneurship. The show notes can be found here: https://milmo.co/podcast/my-new-name-and-more/

Duration:00:19:34