Stay Informed: From jobs to finances, here’s how veterans can recover and even thrive during the Covid-19 crisis

Source: Michelle Fox,

Americans are hurting from the economic fallout of coronavirus pandemic. Military veterans are no exception.

More than 1 million vets filed for unemployment in April, sending the veteran unemployment rate soaring to 11.7%.

There are also business owners who are struggling to survive, parents trying to send their children to college, retirees or people nearing retirement, and potential homeowners trying to buy a house — all during unsettled times.

“Covid has shown us that nothing in life is certain,” said certified financial planner Tara Falcone, founder of the financial education company ReisUP and spouse to a U.S. Naval officer.

Falcone took part in a virtual town hall for America’s veterans on Wednesday, which was a partnership between Comcast Military and Veteran Affairs, CNBC + Acorns Invest in You and DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Hosted by CNBC correspondent Contessa Brewer, the forum gave an opportunity for several veterans to pose questions to financial and military experts. The issues discussed ran from employment to retirement savings to buying a home.

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