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Spouse Spouts-Episode 59: AAFMAA, Financial Readiness and Planning

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I don't know about you all, but it's not always easy to do financial planning. It can be confusing, and overwhelming at times. What is you get yourself into debt, and you don't know how to get yourself out of debt? 

On Today's episode of Spouse Spouts we will have Michael Meese, the COO of AAFMAA on and we'll talk financial planning. 

The important and growing role of the spouse in military family finance

  • Additionally source of income, if the spouse is employed
  • Valuable contributions to the household, which are harder to quantify (childcare, chores, shopping, etc.)
  • The spouse as a key decision-maker when it comes to finances
  • Understanding financial windfalls that may come with military life and how to make the most of them
    • Separation pay
    • Hazardous duty pay
  • Budgeting advice to help families avoid debt
  • Saving and investing strategies to help build up a “rainy day” or emergency fund
  • Understanding your options for protecting your family with insurance
    • SGLI 
    • Supplements and additional offerings from non-profit organizations 

 Join Susan and Dave every Wednesday for Spouse Spouts at 0930 EST!