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.
Picking the Best Tax Basket for Your Asset
Managing your money goes beyond spending less than you make and saving money. You also want to get the most out of every dollar you work your butt off for. Using tax advantage accounts is one way to squeeze the most out of your money. But how do you know where to put which dollar?
In this episode, I talk with Sean Mullaney about picking the best tax basket for your different types of assets.
Sean is a financial planner and CPA licensed in California and Virginia. He operates a solo financial planning firm in California. He blogs about the intersection of tax and financial independence at fitaxguy.
The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/best-tax-basket/
The Habits to Practice to be a Happy Retiree
What you do right now can have a positive impact for your future self. The planning and actions you take now can mean a better retirement for you and your family. But what should you be doing and when?
In this episode, I talk with my friend and fellow podcaster, Wes Moss, about habits you can practice right now to become a happy retiree.
Wes Moss is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, managing partner and chief investment strategist at Capital Investment Advisors, an Atlanta-based RIA with $4 billion in assets under management. He’s the host of Retire Sooner, a nationally recognized podcast dedicated to helping 1,000,000 people retire sooner. Moss hosts Money Matters, the country’s longest-running weekly call-in financial show on 95.5 WSB Atlanta’s News and Talk. In addition to What the Happiest Retirees Know, Moss is the author of three other books, including 2014’s bestselling You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think. Moss served as the financial columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for over a decade, is editor of WesMoss.com; and is a frequent resource for journalists across all mediums.
The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/happy-retiree/
Knowing What You're Investing In
Investing is for the future, but you’re still spending your money. We invest in funds but do you really know what you’re investing in or how it works? When you’re putting money on it, it’s good to know how your dollars are being invested.
In this episode, I talk with Julie Cane about how we can better be aware of how we are investing our dollars.
The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/knowing-what-youre-investing-in/
Misconceptions of Military Emergency Relief
You all know, I’m a big fan of free financial help. It’s a major benefit service members receive while on active duty and in retirement. It’s also a benefit available to their family members. Just like anything in life, sometimes the information isn’t relayed correctly.
In this episode, I talk with Lieutenant General (retired) Raymond V. Mason, the director of Army Emergency Relief, about some of the misconceptions about military aid societies and the resources AER provides.
General Mason became the ninth Director of Army Emergency Relief on 1 January 2017. General Mason retired from the United States Army in October 2014, after serving 35 years on active duty, the last 12 as a General Officer. Following retirement, General Mason joined VT Systems in Alexandria, VA, as the Chief Operating Officer. VTS is a US-based company with global commercial and government/military-focused capabilities in Aerospace, Shipbuilding, Ground Systems, and Electronics; including over 5,000 employees and $1.2B in annual revenue.
The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/military-emergency-relief/
My Top 10 Business Lessons
November is Veteran’s Appreciate Month. It’s a whole month to support the veteran community. A special part of this month is veteran business week. In honor of the special week. I want to talk about some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in business in hope it will help other veterans and military spouses in the entrepreneurship journey. I also reached out to some past Military Money Show guests and asked them all:
1. What is the biggest mistake you've made in business that you learned the most from?
2. What is the best decision you've ever made in business?
In this episode, I share their responses and my top 10 business lessons.
Types of TSP Investment Strategies
So you have a TSP account that you’re putting money into each month. Now what? Deciding what to put your money into can feel like an overwhelming decision.
In this episode, I talk with Patrick Elliott about strategies you can use to invest in your Thrift Savings Plan.
The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/tsp-investment-strategies/
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!
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!
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.