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The Waiting Warriors Podcast

Mar 25, 2024

Empowering Military Spouses with Financial Education: A Comprehensive Guide

 This episode of the Waiting Warriors Podcast features Michelle Bowler and guest Lizanne Lightfoot, the seasoned spouse and representative of Go VA, discussing the unique financial challenges and opportunities military families face.

The conversation covers the importance of budgeting, how to effectively manage finances despite the unpredictable military life, and introduces Go VA's digital platform, The Edge, designed to empower military couples through free, comprehensive financial education.

From assessing money personalities to setting financial goals and utilizing neutral tools for budgeting and planning, this episode provides invaluable insights and practical advice for military spouses seeking financial stability and growth.

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00:00 Introduction to Financial Empowerment for Military Spouses

01:41 Meet the Expert: Lizanne Lightfoot, The Seasoned Spouse

03:18 The Unique Financial Challenges of Military Life

07:31 Practical Tips for Budgeting and Financial Planning For Military Spouses

13:23 Leveraging Tools for Financial Education and Empowerment During Deployments and PCSing

27:03 Setting Financial Goals and Building a Strong Partnership as a Military Couple

36:46 Conclusion: Empowerment For Military Couples Through Education