Only 9% of young Americans have shown an interest in serving in the military according to the latest figures- we’ve seen a precipitous drop which means that our nation’s security could be at risk in the future. And not only that but when you look at it through a simple economic lens, the lower the supply (in this case of individuals willing to serve), the higher the benefits those individuals will receive. So not only are new enlistees fulfilling a patriotic duty, but they also have the opportunity to reap some serious financial rewards as well. That’s why we’re pumped to talk with Lacey Langford on the podcast- she’s a veteran, a milspouse, and an Accredited Financial Counselor with over 15 years of financial planning, counseling, and coaching experience. Today we talk about the host of financial benefits from serving our country and joining the military: Thrift Savings Plans, pensions, the GI Bill that pays for college and other training, tax avoidance, free healthcare, and more!
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