Master Class: Fistful of Dollars: Financial Literacy for the Transitioning Veteran


Master Class Recap

When you leave the military, you may be thinking of how you will get a satisfying career, a happy family, and maybe even a fistful of dollars. But when you are at the beginning of transition, your civilian life seems as if it is far away and is going to cost an awful lot. 

Even if you have not started saving, we have a plan for you to pay for that period of unemployment. With my guest JJ Montanaro, USAA’s Certified Financial Planner, in just a 60-minutes class, we will teach you:

  1. How to build your financial bridge how to build your financial bridge to your civilian life.  
  2. How to put together a clever financial raft if you have not been able to save.  
  3. How to calculate what your income is now and what it will be after military separation using one of the tools we mentioned in the class
  4. How to figure out the right direction for you and your family on some of the most hotly debated financial issues like:
    • Should you take your transitional leave or sell it for cash?
    • Should you move your TSP, keep it where it is, or cash it in?
    • What about the lump payment from the blended retirement system?
    • What about the survivor benefit plan?

Take the Next Steps.

Finally, in the class, you asked for a complete list of things you can do to lash your transition raft together. Find that article right here and share it on your LinkedIn: 13 Ways to Get More Money for Transition

Event Information

Jacey Eckhart
Thursday, August 4, 2022
4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Veteran Employment Project

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Employers do want to hire hard-working, self-motivated veterans like you. The command does want you to keep firing on all cylinders until the last minute. Your family wants to know what will happen next right now. That is a lot of pressure. Do yourself a favor and take control over your transition by signing up for our exclusive FREE master classes now.

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Jacey Eckhart

Meet Jacey Eckhart

Jacey Eckhart MA CPCC is's Transition Master Coach. She is a Certified Professional Career Coach and military sociologist who has been designing workshops and training active duty, National Guardsmen, Reservists and military spouses for decades.

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