The Veteran's Money Book: A Step-by-Step Program to Help Military Veterans Build a Personal Financial Action Plan and Map Their Futures

The Veteran's Money Book: A Step-by-Step Program to Help Military Veterans Build a Personal Financial Action Plan and Map Their Futures

by Mechel Lashawn Glass, Scott Scredon

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The Veteran's Money Book: A Step-by-Step Program to Help Military Veterans Build a Personal Financial Action Plan and Map Their Futures by Mechel Lashawn Glass, Scott Scredon


Most of the 2.5 million men and women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan received little education in personal finance during their service. Now these veterans are making the transition to civilian life with little knowledge of how to manage their money. In The Veteran's Money Book, Army veteran Mechel Glass tells how she came home from war 20 years ago and took control of her financial life…and how post-9/11 veterans can, too.

Veterans making the transition to civilian life will learn how:

  • To build a personal financial action plan that meets their individual needs.
  • To understand credit and insurance, avoid scams, and develop lifelong habits to stick to a budget.
  • Other veterans are paying down debt and developing long-term plans to save and build wealth.

    Glass served her country honorably as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Turkey during the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s. Now she speaks regularly with service members and veterans at military bases, VA hospitals, and elsewhere, providing them with guidance and counseling on a variety of financial matters.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781601633125
    Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
    Publication date: 04/21/2014
    Pages: 224
    Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

    About the Author


    Mechel Lashawn Glass is vice president of education for ClearPoint
    Credit Counseling Solutions, a national nonprofit financial counseling agency. Glass served in the United States Army from 1988 to 1992. After earning her bachelor's degree in international affairs, she worked as a certified project management professional and educator for IBM
    Corporation and started her own company called Beat Debt, Inc. She writes a monthly blog about personal finance for Equifax. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Scott Scredon is a former public relations director for a national credit counseling organization and now runs his own public relations firm. He previously worked for 19 years as a senior vice president for corporate communications for Bank of America Corporation. He also worked for five years as a bureau chief and correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine. He lives in metro Atlanta.

    Table of Contents

    Preface 9

    1 After Military Pay Goes Away, Now What? 17

    2 While You Were Deployed, the World Changed 39

    3 Dealing With Debt 55

    4 What If I Can't Pay My Mortgage? 71

    5 How Veteran's Benefits Fit Into Your Financial Plan 83

    6 Spending and Savings Habits That Will Last a Lifetime 95

    7 Where Do You Want to Be in 5 Years? 111

    8 How to Reshape Damaged Credit 125

    9 How to Avoid Financial Scams 147

    10 Protecting Your Investments: Understanding Insurance 165

    Conclusion 183

    Index 185

    About the Authors 191

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