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Counting Down To the BRS Opt-in Deadline with JJ Montanaro

The Blended Retirement System (BRS) Opt-in period is coming to an end. For many military Servicemembers, that means a decision has to be made. Are you staying in the Legacy System or are you opting into the BRS? In this show, I’m talking with JJ Montanaro from USAA to discuss what the military community needs to consider when making their BRS Opt-in decision.


What You Need to Know About Surviving the Healthcare System After Service with Darwin Hale

Today's guest is Darwin Hale, author of Need to Know: How to Arm Yourself for the Healthcare Battlefield. He is talking with me about ways to help Servicemembers and their families take ownership of their healthcare after service. Military Servicemembers mostly do not have the choice on who provides them medical care. You go to the doctor available. And most of the time, there isn’t a lot of questioning when it comes to your medical care. Well when you get out of service, it’s something you...


Increase Your Car Buying Confidence With USAA's Car Buying Service

Researching and buying a new car is something most people dread. There are many factors that go into making the decision. Let’s be real, the new car is the only part of the whole deal that’s fun. Because there’s the research, budgeting, negotiating, plus getting a car loan. The lead up is a real drag. But today we’re bringing you help. Claudia Luna! She is talking with us today about USAA’s Car Buying Service and how it can make your car buying experience a whole lot better.


What You Need To Know Before You Start A Podcast with Joe Saul-Sehy

Podcasting and entrepreneurship are taking off everywhere so it’s not a surprise it’s all over the military community now. Many factors like un and underemployment but also because of the support from programs like Bunker Labs or Patriot Boot Camp are playing a part in that. Veterans and Service members are venturing into all different business types. And one of those businesses might just be Podcasting. Today we talk with Joe Saul-Sehy from The Stacking Benjamins Show to learn more about...


Life Insurance, In and Out Of The Military with Sean Scaturro from USAA

Life insurance in the military is something that has to be talked about. It’s not only a benefit your eligible for while you serve, but it’s also something you need for your financial security. Life is going to happen. We can’t predict the future or stop things from happening but we can try to be prepared for them. Today we talk with Sean Scaturro from USAA to learn more about using life insurance to prepare for the future. And take care of our families.


How To Balance Your Health and Wealth with Jean Chatzky

Living your best life means finding a balance between your health and wealth. To learn more about how to strike this balance, we’ve brought on Jean Chatzky. She is the financial editor of NBC’s TODAY show and AARP’s personal finance ambassador, to discuss her new book Age Proof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip written with Dr. Roizen.


How To Start Planning Your Inspired Retirement With Chris Hogan

At some point, you’re going to retire. Are you ready? Have you been saving? In today’s episode, we’re talking with Chris Hogan recorded Live from FINCON 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Chris is a speaker and best-selling author of, Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number. He also serves at Ramsey Solutions, spreading a message of financial peace to audiences across the country as a financial coach and Ramsey Personality. Chris shares how he helps people plan for their future and...


The Family Money Lessons You Need to Know with Rachel Cruze

In today’s episode, we’re talking with Rachel Cruze Live from FINCON 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Rachel is a speaker and best-selling author of, Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids. She is the daughter of the founder of Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey It was an amazing opportunity for Hank and Lacey to sit down and talk with Rachel about family money lessons she learned growing up. Rachel shares with us what it was really like to grow up the daughter of Dave Ramsey....


How to You Can Transition from the Military and Live Your Dreams

In this week's episode of the MilMoney Movement Podcast, co-hosts Lacey Langford and Hank Coleman talk with special guest, Daniel Knopp. Daniel recently transitioned from active duty Air Force to an eight-month sabbatical in an RV touring the country. Now, he is poised to start the second career that he always dreamed of being a financial planner. We also touch on the sensitive subject of the death of Daniel’s first wife. We talk about how he has turned that tragedy into a positive by...


How to Conquer the Challenges You Face When Leaving the Military

Are you ready to separate or retire from military service? The transition out of military service isn’t something that should be taken lightly or put off until the last minute. In this episode of MilMoney Movement podcast, Hank Coleman and Lacey Langford talk with Mike Kelly, Assistant Vice President of Military Advocacy at USAA, about many of the challenges Service members and their spouses face when leaving the military. Mike also shares some of the initiatives USAA has taken to help...


Everything You Need to Know About Investing in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

You need to save for your retirement. Your military pension will not be enough to sustain you through all of your retirement years. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a benefit provided by the Department of Defense (DoD) to help you save money for your golden years. Today, we have a special episode of the MilMoney Movement podcast. Hank Coleman and Lacey Langford break down everything you need to know about the TSP to help you start investing and saving for your retirement. Here’s a preview...


How to Rekindle Your Entrepreneurship Passion

Inspiration comes to each of us in different ways and at different times. Our guest today has found inspiration for a lot of her work from life experience. She has taken some not so fun times and turned them into amazing stories to help others. In episode 15 of the Military Money Movement Podcast, Lacey Langford and Hank Coleman talk with Stephanie Cameron, entrepreneur, painter, and author of the children’s book, Ella Mae the Courageous Cheerleader. Stephanie shares with us her personal...


How to Succeed with Suicide Prevention and Parenting with Judy Davis

Parenting is not for the faint of heart, especially for military parents. There’s a lot to know and do. That’s why we are bringing in an expert. In today’s episode 14 of the Military Money Movement Podcast, Lacey Langford and Hank Coleman talk with Judy Davis, The Directions Diva and Co-host of The Mighty Parent Podcast. Judy is a military spouse, speaker, entrepreneur, author and all around extraordinary. She is an expert at parenting, stress relief, and teen suicide prevention. As the CEO...


What You Need to Know About Lunch Break Laws and Unfair Bosses

In today’s episode 13 of the MilMoney Movement Podcast, Lacey Langford and Hank Coleman are talking with Rob Wilson, the president of The Wilson Companies and a human resources guru. Wilson Companies is a human resource outsourcing company that helps businesses that do not have an HR department. Rob shares with us a topic that happens to many in the military community, but it’s not talked about a lot, lunchtime judgment. Do you feel like your boss doesn’t think you work as hard if you take...


How to Get Help with Your Thrift Savings Plan and 401k Retirement Plan with blooom

Making a game plan and learning how to invest for your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) or your 401k retirement plan can be a little difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. And, once you make decisions and set it up, that doesn’t mean you forget about it until you retire. No, you have to review and rebalance your investments to make sure they are in line with your plan. In Episode 12 of the Military Money Movement Podcast, co-hosts Hank Coleman and Lacey Langford are talking with Chris...


M1 Finance - Behind the Scenes of Free Automated Investing with Brian Barnes

Investing can strike fear in the hearts and minds of way too many. But according to our MilMoney Movement Podcast guest today, that doesn’t need to be the case. In this episode, we talk with Brian Barnes, founder of M1 Finance. M1 Finance is a free automated online investing platform. What makes their investing platform unique is that they make investing simpler, more convenient and cost-effective by helping you build an investment portfolio instead of trading stocks. And they do it all...


Military Life and Entrepreneurship Expert Jen Pilcher

Creating a successful and portable business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and sacrifices to make it happen. In Episode 10 of the MilMoney Movement Podcast, we are talking with, Jen Pilcher, an expert on military life topics, Senior Strategist for Crosby Marketing Communications and founder of MilitaryOneClick. Jen pulls from her more than 15 years of marketing and media experience and her personal experience as a Navy spouse, to empower the lives of active duty personnel,...


Why His and Her Money Matters with Jen Hemphill

His and her money matters when it comes to a successful financial life. It is up to each of us to find or cultivate money confidence in ourselves. In Episode 9 of the MilMoney Movement Podcast, Lacey Langford and Hank Coleman are talking with Jen Hemphill, AFC® and author of Her Money Matters: The Missing Truths From Traditional Money Advice. In our interview with Jen, we discuss how being stuck in the past can be what is holding you back from financial success and how to change that. We...


How to Find Blogging Success After Military Service with Joseph Hogue

To stay in or get out - that is the question many service members struggle with. That’s because it’s a scary decision when you don’t know what the future holds after service. In this episode of MilMoney Movement Podcast, we’re talking with a veteran who has found great success after separating from service, Joseph Hogue. He is an author, YouTube expert, certified financial analyst, and now a full-time professional blogger. Joseph is a Marine Corps veteran who runs the successful YouTube...


How to Get Through a Divorce Financially by Gaining Knowledge with Sally Boyle

For anyone going through or thinking about a divorce, it can be highly emotional. And when your emotions are high, it can make decision making dangerous. Especially when you don’t have the knowledge to make those decisions. In today’s episode, we are talking with divorce expert, Sally Boyle, CFP® about the knowledge you need to get through a divorce and set yourself up financially to succeed afterward. We discuss the common mistakes people make when divorcing, how to avoid those mistakes,...