218 episodes

The Military Money Show is the podcast that helps U.S. Servicemembers, Veterans, and their spouses make, save, invest and spend money wisely. Host, Lacey Langford interviews inspiring guests on personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, debt, insurance, military life plus and a whole lot more.

Military Money Show Lacey Langford

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    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

The Military Money Show is the podcast that helps U.S. Servicemembers, Veterans, and their spouses make, save, invest and spend money wisely. Host, Lacey Langford interviews inspiring guests on personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, debt, insurance, military life plus and a whole lot more.

    Tips for Developing Financial Wellness

    Tips for Developing Financial Wellness

    January is financial wellness month and a time to remember the importance of your financial well-being. You’ll always work on financial well-being, like your physical health, but what are some best practices to stay in top financial shape?
    In this episode, Dr. Megan Ford shares tips on how to develop and maintain financial wellness for the long haul.
    Dr. Ford is a financial therapist and consultant passionate about helping individuals and couples find more balance and understanding in their relationship with money.
    Megan has a Ph.D. in financial planning and a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. She served as the Financial Therapy Association's President and has co-authored a textbook, The Fundamentals of Writing a Financial Plan.
    The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/developing-financial-wellness/

    • 26 min
    The Tuition Dilemma: Paying for College and Retirement

    The Tuition Dilemma: Paying for College and Retirement

    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 after your kids leave the nest. 
    Matt is the Founder and CEO of PrairieFire Wealth Planning in Des Moines, Iowa.  After an eventful journey of sending his four children to college and becoming an Empty Nester, he authored the book Empty Nest Full Pockets.  He hopes to help other parents navigate the challenging transition of getting one's kids ready to launch while also preparing to become an awesome empty nester!  He believes in life-centered financial planning, which focuses on his client's return on life, not just their return on investment.
    The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/tuition-dilemma/

    • 41 min
    The Everything You Need Binder

    The Everything You Need Binder

    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 and Accredited Financial Counselor Kate Horrell about her new Everything You Need Binder and how it can help you and your family be prepared for the wrenches military life can throw your way. 
    Kate Horrell is a personal financial educator who helps the military community make the most of their pay and benefits. She shares the most up-to-date information in understandable terms and highlights how rules, programs, and laws will directly impact your personal finances. With over ten years working with thousands of military families, she understands the concerns of currently serving, retired, and veteran families.
    The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/everything-you-need-binder/

    • 36 min
    The New Veterans Benefit Card

    The New Veterans Benefit Card

    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 Military Community, of the scams reported, the military community suffered financial losses 32% higher than the population as a whole. 
    Now there is a new benefits card to help veterans and military communities protect their benefits and finances. 
    In this episode, I talk to Andia Dinesen, Executive Vice President for Communications & Operations for the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA), about what the card is, how it can help, how it’s different from normal debit cards, and how to get one.
    The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/new-veterans-benefit-card/

    • 34 min
    Being Smart About Charitable Contributions

    Being Smart About Charitable Contributions

    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 financial decisions regarding charitable giving. 
    Michael leads Charity Navigator in its efforts to make impactful philanthropy easier for all by increasing the breadth and depth of evaluation methodologies to facilitate ratings coverage of substantially larger numbers of charities and expand how the information engages new and existing audiences.
    Michael shares tips on how to find a person, place, or organization to give value or money to, things to look for, and how to evaluate your giving impact over time.
    The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/smart-about-charitable-contributions/

    • 36 min
    Tips for Navigating the FAFSA Form

    Tips for Navigating the FAFSA Form

    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 form, when, and how to fill it out, and the benefits you can receive. I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s more than tuition aid. 
    John is partner success manager at Moneythink, the student-first nonprofit that demystifies college costs to empower more students to graduate with minimal financial burden. Prior to joining Moneythink, John supported students and families in education and workforce development as a Case Manager for Fresh Lifelines and as a Youth and Program Coordinator for Genesys Works. As a first-generation immigrant to the United States, he understands how difficult it can be to navigate the US education system with limited resources and support. He believes educational opportunity shouldn’t come at the cost of financial security. 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Greg - BluSky Equity ,

A must listen for military vets and their families!

This is a great podcast for all vets and their family members who are wanting in-depth, timely and educational information on how to financially better their lives after serving in the military. Awesome podcast!

LD the Infinite ,

Motivational and Inspiring!

Great insight on how to become financially independent. Really enjoyed learning from each of Lacey’s guests and hearing about their individual financial journeys as well, great podcast!

tbinvest ,

Solid advice for everyone

Lacey and her guests provide tangible advice for everyone that will provide immediate help. I appreciate how she breaks things down into easy to understand advice that’s relevant to all of us.

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