This paper explores key factors that contribute to military family financial readiness—prior to transition—so that service members may exercise control over their finances and optimize their choices at transition to optimize their financial opportunities and minimize the risk of financial hardship. The goal for any service member is to maximize their range of options in transition by capitalizing on their unique assets (education benefits, intangible leadership skills, etc.) and limiting potential liabilities (limited professional network, advanced education or training) through sound financial preparation.
Military and Veterans Studies
Employment research, Veteran employment, Research, IVMF, Workforce readiness
Veterans--Employment--United States; Financial literacy
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
The data used in this paper is from several collaborative research efforts with Google, VetAdvisor and Blue Star Families conducted to better understand post-military veteran employment. The personal quotes used throughout the report come from participants from one of these three surveys. We would like to acknowledge and thank all the veterans and military families who took the time to fill out each of the surveys in these studies to provide the data in this document. We would also like to thank Kerry Manahan for her exceptional design work and Doug McCormick for his thoughtful critique and feedback
Bradbard, Deborah A.; Maury, Rosalinda; and Armstrong, Nicholas, "Paper 4: Pathways to Opportunity: Financial Flexibility and Workforce Readiness" (2016). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 110.
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