In this episode we sit down with retired Master Chief Joe Lara and his family to discuss the challenges his family and many like his faced while the service member was serving. His sons give us a unique perspective of what this experience was like for them, and they also described how their dad changed significantly during his transition out of the military, a change that still resonates through their family and many other veterans Joe comes in contact with in his job at The Honor Foundation.
Evan Hafer of Black Rifle Coffee shares his story of military service and his decision to build a company that would not only create great coffee but would also replicate a culture familiar to veterans. He and his employees thrive in the “fire base” they have created and spur each other on to be better at their jobs and in life. Listen and share!
Dan’s mission as a Marine Corp Cobra pilot was to provide direct support to troops on the ground by putting “warheads on foreheads”. After serving multiple combat tours in Iraq and subsequently completing his active duty obligation he was honorably discharged and attempted to settle back into life as a civilian. It wasn’t until a few years later, after receiving some news that he realized he needed to spend some time processing the impact of his combat experience through writing. He has since written two books with more in the works.
This episode is part 2 of a series in which we focus on the financial preparation of the transitioning veteran. In this episode we talk about the “D” word…debt. That nasty word that none of us really like to talk about much less think about for long periods of time. But in this episode Garth explains how to make this debt word less ugly so that our transition out of the military is as efficient as it possibly can be.
Greg Jones of Authentic Athletes (www.authenticathletestheshow.com) shares his story of leaving home for a football adventure that turned into an opportunity to lead and learn as an officer in the Navy. His path took yet another turn with an unplanned early exit from the military requiring him to not only seek employment but learn how to make this transition efficiently and effectively.
This is the first episode of a series we’re starting with Garth Shinn. The purpose of this series is to help anyone prepare financially for a major life change. What is your money mindset? How do you control your spending? We’ll discuss some answers to these questions and more in this episode.