The Military Wallet Podcast with Ryan Guina
By Military & Veterans Benefits, Military Retirement, VA Disability Benefits, Thrift Savings Plan, VA Loans, GI Bill, and more, in a Weekly Podcast
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The Military Wallet podcast is a weekly podcast that was created to bring the latest news and information in military and veterans benefits. This is the place to come for up to date information on current benefits programs for active duty members, retirees, members of the Guard and Reserves, veterans, and their family members. We cover topics such as military pay & benefits, military retirement pensions, VA disability claims, VA Loans, GI Bill, Thrift Savings Plan, and much more.
||CleanTMW 032: Disney Military Discounts and Shades of Green Resort||Have Fun and Save a Ton of Money at Disney World!||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 031: Military Life Insurance||Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Family||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 030: Military Discharge Upgrade||Military Discharge Review Board Process||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 029: How to Automate Your Finances||Get Your Finances on Autopilot Before You PCS, Deploy, or Go TDY||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 028: Tricare Roundtable - The Good, The Bad, and How to Improve TRICARE||TRICARE Military Medical Care Reviewed||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 027: Thrift Savings Plan Contributions||Everything You Need to Know About TSP Contributions, But Didn't Know to Ask!||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 026: Guard & Reserve Retirement Points||Understanding the National Guard and Reserves Retirement Point System||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 025: VA Disability Claim Myths||12 Facts You Need to Know About Filing a VA Disability Claim||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 024: Survivor Benefits Plan||Should You Buy into the SBP, or Buy Life Insurance Instead?||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 023: Hale Koa Hotel & Resort in Hawaii||This Military Resort Can Save Your Hundreds on Your Hawaiian Vacation!||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 022: How Long Should You Keep Military Records? Forever.||Why You Need to Keep Your Records and Not Rely on the Government to Do it For You||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 021: Buy Back Military Time for Civil Service Retirement Credits||Get Credit Toward your Federal Retirement with a Military Service Credit Deposit||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 020: Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer||How to use the GI Bill to Pay for Your Children's College Education||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 019: Starting a Business - an Interview with Todd Conner from Bunker Labs||A Non-Profit Startup Incubator for Military Veterans||10/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 018: Health Care after Leaving Military Service||Health Care Plans for Military Veterans and Retirees||8/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 017: Military to Civilian Transition Tips||Why I Struggled with My Military Transition, and How to Succeed with Yours||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 016: Can You Get Out of the Military Early?||More importantly, should you get out early?||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 015: Is the Military Still a Good Career Option?||The Military is Laying off Servicemembers, but it's Still a Good Career Option||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 014: Using the Post-9/11 GI Bill||How to Qualify, Apply for, and Use Your Most Valuable Veteran Benefit||2/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 013: Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Proposals||Big Changes Coming to Military & Veterans Benefits?||2/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 012: How to Get a Medical Waiver to Join the Military||Step by Step Process to Apply for a Medical Waiver through MEPS||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 011: Guard and Reserve Retirement Benefits||Guard and Reserve Retirement Pay, Health Care Benefits, and More!||1/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 010: Active Duty Military Retirement Benefits||Pay, Health Care, & Other Valuable Benefits||12/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 009: Should You Join Guard or Reserves After Active Duty?||Guard & Reserve Benefits, Career Opportunities, Retirement, & More!||11/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 008: Military Tuition Assistance & Taking Classes While on Active Duty||How I Was Able to Complete My Bachelor's Degree on Active Duty||11/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 007: Planning Your Military Exit - Even if You Don't Know When it Will Be||Take Advantage of Personal Development Opportunities in the Military||11/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 006: Should You Join the Military?||Answers to the Questions You Should Ask Before You Join!||10/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 005: Benefits of Joining the Military||Active Duty Military Benefits||10/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 004: VA Math - Combined VA Disability Ratings||How the VA Commines Multiple Disability Ratings into One Overall Rating||10/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 003: Force Shaping and Involuntary Separations||How to Handle Being Laid Off from the Military||10/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 002: Financial Independence & Early Retirement on a Military Salary||an Interview with Doug Nordman, author of The Military Guide to Financial Independence & Retirement||10/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 001: Thrift Savings Plan 101||What is the TSP & Why You Should Participate||10/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTMW 000: The Military Wallet Podcast Introduction||What to expect from our podcast, and your host, Ryan Guina||10/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally - a podcast for our military
Ryan runs a great blog (The Military Wallet) that focuses on military benefits which is a tremendous resource for anyone in the military or anyone considering getting in. I’m sure this podcast will be no different.
Finally, a personal finance podcast for military servicemembers!
I've been reading The Military Wallet for years, and I've enjoyed learning from Ryan. He takes complicated subjects (like the Thrift Savings Plan or VA benefits) and thoroughly explains them in evergreen posts that are updated as the programs evolve.
Now he's doing the same for his podcast audience, with topics that you can listen to on your schedule. I was fortunate enough to be interviewed third in his series, and I enjoyed the discussion. He runs a professional program that delivers small doses of important knowledge with each podcast. Whether you're a new recruit at their first training command, or a military spouse making their third move, or a 25-year servicemember contemplating retirement-- you'll learn something new from each show.
Great show for active military or veterans
Ryan Guina knows his stuff when it comes to financial matters for veterans and active duty military. He's a veteran himself, and has done all the necessary legwork to make doing your finances, navigating military benefits or taking advantage of the GI Bill a piece of cake. Must listen!
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