Most of the 2.5 million men and women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan received little education in personal finance during their service. Now these veterans are making the transition to civilian life with little knowledge of how to manage their money. In The Veteran’s Money Book, Army veteran Mechel Glass tells how she came home from war 20 years ago and took control of her financial life…and how post-9/11 veterans can, too.
Glass served her country honorably as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Turkey during the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s. Now she speaks regularly with service members and veterans at military bases, VA hospitals, and elsewhere, providing them with guidance and counseling on a variety of financial matters.
Mechel Lashawn Glass is vice president of education for ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, a national nonprofit financial counseling agency. Glass served in the United States Army from 1988 to 1992. After earning her bachelor’s degree in international affairs, she worked as a certified project management professional and educator for IBM
Corporation and started her own company called Beat Debt, Inc. She writes a monthly blog about personal finance for Equifax. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Scott Scredon is a former public relations director for a national credit counseling organization and now runs his own public relations firm. He previously worked for 19 years as a senior vice president for corporate communications for Bank of America Corporation. He also worked for five years as a bureau chief and correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine. He lives in metro Atlanta.
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