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.
Starting a Non-Profit After Military Service
Starting a non-profit after military service is an option some aren’t aware of. Creating your own non-profit to do the work you love and to help others is an opportunity you can take if you prepare.
My guest, Mike Steadman, the Founder & CEO of IRONBOUND Boxing & Education, did just that. Mike, a three-time National Collegiate Boxing Champion from the United States Naval Academy and Marine Corps Infantry Officer, started a nonprofit organization based in Newark, NJ that provides free amateur boxing training, entrepreneur education, and employment opportunities for Newark youth & young adults.
Mike shares his story of getting started in boxing, the steps he took to start a non-profit, and tips to help you start a nonprofit, and mistakes to avoid.
The show notes can be found here:
Making Money as a Virtual Assistant
Not everyone is content to live off of service member's pay alone. Military spouses want to make money and many service members want to make additional income. People want a better quality of life and are willing to do the work to make more money but how do you do it?
A growing path to earn money anywhere, anytime is by becoming a virtual assistant or a VA. Mary Elaine Baker knows how to make lots of money as a VA. Mary Elaine is the Co-Founder of VAUSA with her husband, Brett. Mary Elaine is a former military spouse that previously worked full-time as an elementary school teacher while her husband was deployed. After struggling for so many years to balance competing demands, Mary Elaine longed for a better work-life balance and a way to be more present for her children. She discovered the ability to work remotely helped her to succeed in other areas of life.
Mary Elaine and I talk about how she got started, how VAUSA can help military spouses become VAs, and what you need to know about the work before you jump it.
The show notes can be found here:
When You Want to Become a Financial Planner After the Military
Figuring out what you want to be after you retire or separate from the military is a big decision. Or figuring out a career that works well with military life can be a challenge for spouses. If you’re going to work as a financial professional, there’s a lot to do and know before starting that career path.
Certified Financial Planners and military veterans Forrest Baumhover and Daniel Kopp are on the show to share advice on the steps you should take if you’re interested in becoming a financial planner. I know I’m biased since it’s my show, but this episode is a resource I had before starting my path as a financial professional.
Forrest and Daniel are the creators and hosts of the Military to Financial Planner podcast. A podcast where they share their unique perspectives and career transition advice to help others build a post-military life and career as a financial planner.
Forrest and Daniel break down what you should know and do before getting started as a financial planner.
The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/becoming-a-financial-planner-after-the-military
Encore - Getting Settled After the PCS to Charles Schwab
It’s encore time. For USAA members, the transfer of investment products to Charles Schwab was something that we had to get used to. It was new. Well, it’s been a year since the transfer so today I’m doing an encore airing of my show with Danielle Munoz from Charles Schwab on the benefits members receive at Schwab. Danielle covers a lot of valuable info in this show.
Be sure to check out the show notes with newly updated resources from this show.
Encore - The Changing Landscape of USAA Investments
It’s hard to believe but it’s been a year since USAA transferred their brokerage accounts to Charles Schwab. In honor of the anniversary, I’m doing an encore presentation of my interview with Mary Stork from USAA.
Be sure to check out the show notes with newly updated resources. I’ll have more information on Schwab stock slices and the free financial plan you are eligible for as a Schwab client.
How to Host a Family Money Meeting
Money conversation can be hard to start. It’s a talk that a lot of people would rather avoid. Especially when money’s tight. They can be stressful and lead to fights in a marriage. So you can see why it’s not top of the list for most people. But it’s something that has to be done.
Paul Roberts is a Charles Schwab Financial Consultant - Member Relationship Advisor. He is a Certified Financial Planner and a Human Resources Officer in the Army Reserves. He understands the importance of money conversations and legacy planning for the military community.
Paul shares advice on how to start money conversations, what needs to be discussed, and how to handle resistance. He also talks about how you can get your gets involved in money discussions.
I love this show
I was a guest on military money show with Lacey and loved the experience. Lacey gave a great interview and really dug in to find great insight for her listeners. She did a great job promoting the show and also referred me out to some other podcast that she was familiar with and thought that I would be a good guest on.
Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥
Whether you’re well established translating your military experience into financial success, or just getting started carving out your strategy - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Lacey does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving financial life that you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
Wide range of interesting and relevant topics
Very good job Lacey! Awesome podcast!!