Welcome to MakingCents, a podcast brought to you by Navy Federal Credit Union. Your host, Emily Bigham will be chatting with Navy Federal's experts on how to help you make sense of your money. As members of the military, veterans and their families, financial health can mean anything from transitioning to civilian life, re-thinking your budget during a time of economic uncertainty, discussing how to have “the money talk” with family, and so much more. Emily is here to ask the right questions and make sure you’re getting the information you need to make the most of your money. Subscribe today and tune in each week. Tell us the financial questions you want answered, today. You can reach Emily and the team at email@example.com. From Emily and the team, welcome to MakingCents—"Making Your Financial Health Our Mission."
Best Careers for Military Spouses
We partnered with Hire Heroes USA to survey 2,000+ military spouses on what matters most in a career for them. The results? A list of the top 10 industries and career paths that offer flexibility and mobility. In this episode, we’re joined by Matt Vean, Assistant Manager of Commercial Business Lending, to discuss his personal experience as a military spouse in search of a fulfilling career, hiring tips that served him well and his takeaways from this project. Tune in to take a closer look at the military spouse experience and Navy Federal’s resources for military spouses. Visit navyfederal.org/militaryspouse for more information.
What You Need to Know About Student Loans
No matter when you’re navigating the student loan journey, we want to make sure it’s as simple to understand as possible. In this episode, we’re joined by Brittany Mills, Assistant Manager of Education Lending at Navy Federal. Listen as we dive into all things student loans—from choosing between loan options, to meeting loan requirements and to creating healthy financial habits as a student. Tune in to get a closer look at what the changes this past year has meant for student loans and what to expect going forward.
How to Place a Winning Offer on a Home in 2021
Buying a home for the first time can seem like a daunting task, especially in today's market. In this episode, real estate agent and military family member Josh Chapman joins us to discuss his history of working with servicemembers during their home-buying journeys. Emily and Josh will cover home-buying tips, VA loans, today's market and common mistakes to avoid when searching for your dream home.
Navy Federal and Operation Homefront Celebrate Military Appreciation
In this episode, we're joined by Operation Homefront for a wrap-up of our Military Appreciation Month celebrations. Hear from Robert Thomas, Operation Homefront's COO, as he shares about the organization and their mission. The conversation also touches on military lifestyle and personal finance, and the key moments in servicemembers' careers. Tune in to hear more and visit operationhomefront.org.
Navigating the Economy in 2021
In this episode, we welcome back our corporate economist Robert Frick, an expert in behavioral economics and former journalist. Join us as Robert and Emily chat through the current economic climate, COVID-19’s impact on travel and small businesses, what we can expect going forward for our own finances and investments, and more.
Military Saves: The Month, the Pledge and Super Savers
In this episode, we’re joined by Angela Caban, Director of Military Saves at the Consumer Federation of America, and a military spouse herself. She shares info about Military Saves Month, including what the month means, how to take the pledge and how the organization partners with Navy Federal. Expect conversation around the work Military Saves does to help servicemembers and vets commit to better savings habits, savings misconceptions in the military and more.
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I am in the Army and a Sergeant at that. Life is so busy so I can’t sit down and read a lot. This podcast has really become a life saver. I can listen to the podcast during my white space time and I’ve learned a lot already. Looking forward to the next episodes.
Good start, great potential
It’s easier to listen to financial trends & service offerings from NFCU, rather than try to find time to read through updates; so this podcast should be a great resource.