Our military personnel are in harms way so that the rest of us in America can each enjoy the freedoms this country has to offer. Their sacrifice is deep, aside from the dangers of serving in combat-related roles. Standing duty, family separation, long hours, and often hazardous working conditions are all part of “just doing their jobs.” We appreciate them and the price they pay for our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. The sacrifice is not solely on the shoulders of the service member. Their families deal with a tremendous amount of loneliness, uncertainty, and hardship as well.
Although there are education and medical service benefits available in their military service, the military pay scale usually falls short of what their civilian counterparts earn for an eight-hour workday, five days per week. To make ends meet, especially while trying to raise a family, our military service members often find themselves struggling, in debt, and seeking assistance from charitable organizations.
For those who decide to part from military service and transition to civilian life, there are some significant challenges, too. It’s hard to make an apples-to-apples comparison between the two. In the military, unlike the civilian world, medical care doesn’t involve co-pays, health insurance, or prescription costs. Likewise, military pay is subject to federal income tax but allowances are not, and in many cases, military pay is exempt from state income tax. It is very easy to underestimate the true cost-of-living for a transitioning service member, and consequently many veterans end up using credit cards and loans as an extension of their income to make up the difference on “the outside”.
Our goal is to help our military members and veterans understand money better through financial literacy. For the risks they take and as much as they sacrifice, we want to give something back in thanks for the vital roles they perform around the clock while we sleep peacefully at night. We appreciate their service. One The Prosperity Solutions Group’s founders is a veteran with service-connected disabilities– been there, done that.
To receive a coupon code for a tuition-free enrollment (100% free) in the Financial Acumen Course® (active duty military and 100% service connected disabled) or a 20% military/veteran discount (reserves, national guard, and non-disabled veterans), simply complete and submit the form below. We will send you a unique coupon code for your use, usually within 24 hours. If you have any questions or have not received your code after submitting your military discount form, please email us at [email protected] to let us know.