Guest Post by Lauren Oliver
Everyone can benefit from some financial assistance and guidebooks at one point or another. There are tons of great resources, and there are tons of not so great resources. What about military personnel? What are some great resources specifically geared toward military personnel? We all could use the benefit of a good informational read, but I want to include the best financial reads specifically for military personnel.
As in most of my recent posts, I included lists, as I love making information easy to read in the form of lists. So this is the list of the 5 must-read personal finance books for military personnel.
#1 Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, & Their Families by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber is a very informative read, according to Reference Book Review. There are over 1400 entries concerning funding, spending, saving, etc. for military personnel, vets, and families. Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families, 2010-2012 (Financial Aid for Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Dependents)
# 2 The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement by Doug Nordman delves into a guide for making oneself financially independent before they retire from the military. It includes information to help the reader build financial stability in the household based on military benefits, how to save and put into savings, being frugal, and investing. There is a great selection of resources within including relevant examples, websites, and appendices. The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement
# 3 Powers’ Veterans Benefits for Dummies is a great book in the Dummies collection geared toward financial and benefits advice and direction for military personnel and veterans. Veterans Benefits For Dummies
# 4 I am including number 4 because there are definitely different steps taken when transitioning from military to civilian federal jobs and resume building. In Military to Federal Career Guide, 2nd Edition by Kathryn Troutman, the author takes a look at the Executive Order put into place and created by President Obama in regard to military vets transition from military career to federal career. This guide includes a look at how to present a federal resume to specific vacancies, becoming best qualified, and applying. This edition offered through Amazon.com includes a CD-ROM. Military to Federal Career Guide, 2nd Edition (Military to Federal Guide (W/CD))
# 5 The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Your Military and Veterans Benefits by Lawrence J. Webber and Katrina L. Webber looks at details that explain active duty family benefits, details on education and medical benefits for veterans, and money-saving advice and information including explanations of discounts available to active duty military personnel and veterans. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Your Military and Veterans Benefits
These 5 must read finance books for military personnel can all be found through Amazon, Books-a-Million, and most probably Barnes & Noble as well. All of these guides are offered at affordable prices, no more than $20, with the exception being book number one. This is a lengthy and in-depth read and can be found as much as $40 to $50. But with the financial advice it is possible to turn around worry and stress into secure financial stability.
About the Author: Lauren is a stay at home mom currently working from home as a freelance writer. She is certified in Education with a background in education, writing, and tutoring to help students develop their educational skills. She comes from a military family and writes articles about education, military life, and personal development.