Assistance with understanding, navigating and securing the benefits that the service member, veteran and their family members have earned through their service including financial, disability and medical support.
Personal finances can be tricky to navigate. People should work to rectify any immediate financial problems with the help of trusted resources. Once the immediate need is over, the person should then learn financial management skills including budgeting, money management and saving for future expenses and needs.
Many of the most important money habits are built over time: saving, investing and cutting back spending, among others. Plan well and you can create financial wealth and health. Make sure you find out multiple ways to secure your future as saving alone will not guarantee this. With small investment efforts, you can secure a favorable future!
Ways to Improve Personal Finances
Build a financial plan and use it
Plan for expenses by creating a monthly budget
Consolidate, eliminate, and optimize debts and loans
Save for future goals by spending wisely
Start investing to build your wealth
Create or add to an emergency fund
If someone is unsure, they should research or reach out to a colleague that has knowledge in that area. Be Connected offers skilled, and trained staff who can help with a conversation or additional resources in this arena. Please call Be Connected at 866-4AZVETS (866-429-8387) for additional assistance.
Finances & Benefits FAQs
What things can I do to help my mental wellness as I work through a solution to regain/strengthen my financial security?
Many resources in the state of Arizona offer help, including community, government and military benefits. However, these systems can be complex and overwhelming to work through, especially when seeking a resolution to an immediate need. Be Connected uses a resource matching tool to help find the right information and resources that best fit your situation. Please call 866-429-8387 for additional assistance.
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