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Several months ago, we asked military families and veterans in the Public Insight Network to tell us about the money challenges of life in the armed forces. To some, military life meant a better education and a path to the middle class. Others found it hard to crack the civilian job market after they left the service.
The relocations and spouse job changes are hard on military families, although some used the frequent moves to climb the property ladder. Some recalled how predatory lenders target service members.
These insights were part of the show planning idea mix.
Other reports have aired this week on Marketplace and Marketplace Morning Report. Jeff Tyler looked at veterans fighting to get disability benefits. Nancy Marshall Genzer looked at military steps to shield service members from predatory lenders. Amy Scott looked at the difficulties veterans face returning to civilian work in a time of rising unemployment.
You can listen to the podcast, and then share your own experiences directly with our newsroom. Tell us your personal finance experiences in the military or explain your role in today’s war economy. Or use the comments button to share your insights with others.
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