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Understanding Your Salary and Benefits (with Matt Miner)

The amount you get paid and the benefits you receive as an employee are the foundation of your income. Negotiating the best possible salary and understanding and fully utilizing your employee benefits can have a significant impact on your finances. Matt Miner is back today for part two of my back to basics series. Matt is a fee-only, fiduciary advisor with PLC Wealth Management providing financial planning to families and individuals making super-important life decisions. Last week Matt...


Budgeting and Money Management Basics (with Matt Miner)

Happy New Year! A new year means it’s time for a new beginning. To get everyone's year off to the best financial start. I’m starting the 2020 Military Money Show season off with a back to basics series. I have three shows planned to go over topics like budgeting and money management, salary and employer benefits, and how to take your finances to the next level in 2020. The goal is to give you a review or understanding of core financial elements to handle early in the year to set yourself up...


What to Expect With the Economy for 2020 (with Robert Frick)

The end of the year is here. A lot has happened with the economy in 2019 that probably impacted your personal finance. The new year will be no different, the state of the economy will impact your personal finances in some way. My guest today is here to review with us what happened with the U.S. economy in 2019 and to talk about what’s to come in 2020. Robert Frick is back by popular demand. Robert is Navy Federal’s corporate economist. In addition to economics, Bob is an expert in personal...


Lacey’s Look Back 2019

The sun is setting on 2019. The year is almost over and done. If you’re like me, the past year has been a mix of some highs and lows and some so-sos. We’re moving into 2020, and the new year that will bring new goals, opportunities, and challenges. Right now is the perfect time of the year to begin planning for 2020. And the best way to make the most of the new year is to look back or review your actions (or lack of actions) from 2019 to see what you did well, what you could have done...


Understanding Funds for your TSP and 401k (with Daniel Kopp)

Saving for your retirement is important. Many times people put off making decisions because they don’t know or aren’t sure. One part of the delay could be because you may not understand the difference between an index fund vs a mutual fund vs an ETF. My guest today is here to break down the differences, their uses, and some best practices when it comes to understanding funds. Daniel Kopp is a fee-only, fiduciary financial planner and founder of Wise Stewardship Financial Planning where he...


How To Use Technical Analysis for Investing (with David Keller)

Investing can be intimidating for people. Most of us know it’s not something you should go into without preparation. But some people aren't aware they are tools they can use to research and make informed decisions about buying stock. Instead of throwing a dart at a dartboard. Today’s show is about using technical analysis to help with your investing decisions. But do not let the words "technical analysis" scare you away. My guest today is giving us a tech analysis 101 class. David Keller...


How to Cover Christmas This Year (Military Style)

It’s that time of year again. It comes every year, but many of us aren’t prepared when it comes to covering the costs of Christmas and the holiday season. In honor of Cyber Monday, I thought I’d talk about how to cover the costs of the holidays. In this episode, I’m going to break down the importance of understanding your spending limits, how to create a game plan for your spending, and how to cover costs of holiday extras like parties and travel. Plus, what to do when you have no money...


How to Build Your Best Financial Life (with J.D. Roth)

In this episode, we’re discussing taking steps to build your best financial life. And my guest knows a thing or two about that. J.D. Roth is an accidental personal-finance expert. For many years, he was a typical American consumer and more than $35,000 in debt to show for it. In 2006, he started writing at in an effort to document his progress as he dug out of debt and learned to build wealth. Today, he's debt-free. J.D. is dedicated to helping others master their money --...


How to Make Money House Hacking (with Craig Curelop)

Buying a house doesn’t have to break your bank. There are many ways to do it in a financially smart. And one of those ways is house hacking. My guest today is Craig Curelop (aka the FI Guy). He’s the author of The House Hacking Strategy-How to Use Your Home to Achieve Financial Freedom. Craig is also a real estate agent, investor, and works at BiggerPockets. In this show, Craig shares advice on how to use house hacking to build wealth, what you need to know to get started, how much money...


Your Money and Military Service (with Amanda Huffman)

Today is a special day to honor those who have served in the armed forces so Happy Veteran’s Day to all my fellow Veterans. In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m bringing on a fellow Veteran to talk about the highs and lows of military service, how to prepare for separating from service and what more Servicemembers should know about money. My guest today is Amanda Huffman. She is a and Air Force Veteran and the founder and host of the Women of the Military podcast. Amanda served six years as a...


Behind the Scenes of Government Contracts and Veteran Business (with Gerri Detweiler)

The military community works hard for the expertise they have. And rightfully so, wants to be paid for what they do and know. But building a business isn’t easy. The money has to come in. Sometimes, in the beginning, that can be through financing, but you can also bring in money by getting government contracts. Gerri Detweiler is on the show today to school us up on all the details of financing and government contracts. If this is new to you, no worries, it’s a subject I’m learning more...


How To Best Manage Your Business Finances (with Sylvia Inks)

Manging your life has something in common with managing a business—money. You have to manage money when you own a business. But business finances are a little different than personal finances. There are things to consider like paying quarterly taxes, bookkeeping and keeping your personal and business finances separate. If you haven’t done it before it can be easy to get off on the wrong foot. But even if you’re seasoned at managing your business finances there may be some ways you could...


How to Start Smart Shopping with Trae Bodge

Spending money is something we all do. There are things we want or things we need to buy or things we don’t want to buy but must. Needing or wanting to spend money doesn’t mean you throw cash to the wind. It’s important to be smart about your spending. My guest today, Trae Bodge is here to help us all use smart shopping to get the things we need and want. Trae is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, lifestyle,...


From Navy to NASCAR with Jesse Iwuji

How would you like to play professional football or drive for Nascar or do the thing you are dreaming of? Well, that’s what my guest today did. Jesse Iwuji is here to talk about how he first went after his dream of playing football for the Naval Academy. Then how he went after his dream of driving a race car. We discuss the work that went into making it happen plus the money side of making your dreams come true. Jesse is a professional stock car racing driver, an officer in the United...


How to Get Military Family Support with Shannon Razsadin

Military life has its ups and downs. There are some amazing perks to serving in the military. But there can also be some drawbacks like crappy military housing or time apart or financial hardships. Most of the time we just suck it up and deal with it. But there is a way to not only have your comments and concerns heard but something to actually be down about them. My guest is here to talk about how military families can get the support they need and want. Shannon Razsadin is a Navy spouse,...


Military Transition Preparation with Scott Tucker

Getting out the military today isn’t like it was for your grandparents. Technology, innovation, and support for the military community have made opportunities and guidance are endless. The problem is many Servicemembers and their families are not taking the time necessary to plan plus many people are not aware of the different paths they can take advantage of. My guest today Scott Tucker is here to talk about the different approaches available for the military community when it comes to...


Preparing to Buy a Home with Chris Birk

I’m not going to lie, preparing to buy a home is something more people should do. Research and planning will go a long way to save you time, money and heartache. Unfortunately, many people are winging it. My guest, Chris Birk is here to help prepare us all on buying a home with a VA Loan. If you're a seasoned home buyer or looking to buy your first home, this is a valuable show for you. Chris shares what most people miss when buying a house and tips for being successful at it. Chris Birk...


No Filter Finance at FINCON19 with Rich Jones

Live podcast recording is exciting. That’s why I’m pumped about today’s episode. It’s another round of No Filter Finance recorded LIVE at FINCON19 via the NEFE recording booth. In this show, I had the opportunity to talk with my friend and fellow podcaster, Rich Jones from the award-winning podcast, Paychecks, and Balances. We talk about how to handle financial mistakes, what can help most with money, how to make money management easier, plus a ton more. It was wonderful to have this...


Money and Mentorship for Veteran Businesses with Seda Goff

Finding a mentor to help guide you in business can be hard to come by but finding both money and mentorship at the same time is rare. That’s why when I heard about The PenFed Foundations, Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP), I knew I had to talk about it on my show. My guest, Seda Goff is the Director of Entrepreneurship at VEIP. In this episode, we talk about the state of entrepreneurship in the military community, what VEIP is and how the program could give you a leg up in...


No Filter Finance With Chris Browning

Sometimes what we talk about in public doesn’t 100% mirror what our reality behind closed doors. Especially when it comes to money life. In today’s show, we are talking about finances unfiltered. My guest, Chris Browning from Popcorn Finance recorded this special episode with me live at Podcast Movement. While we were sharping our podcast skills in Orlando, we had a quick, fun and unfiltered discussion about finances and what people should really know about money. It’s money real...