Money & Military are what I’m about.
Figuring out what to do with your money can be overwhelming, not to mention frustrating as heck. And that doesn’t even include your military career. Poor money management in the military? No sir or ma’am. You’re held to a higher standard. That’s where I can help.
Money + military = my thing
I’m Lacey Langford, military wife, mom, and veteran. I was raised everywhere (yep, Army brat) and served four years in the U.S. Air Force where I kicked some serious butt as an Information Manager. All right maybe not butt kicking but I did do some mean performance report editing.
Thanks to my parents I was raised to spend less than I made and save for the future. Now, that doesn’t mean I always listened (there were some financial hiccups in my 20s). After I separated from the Air Force, I pursued a career in finance to learn how to take my money knowledge to the next level. Here’s where my creds come in:
- B.S. in Business Administration from UNC at Wilmington
- Executive Certificate from Duke University
- Accredited Financial Counselor®
- Candidate for CFP® certification
I married my Air Force sweetheart who ended up transferring to the Army. We had two little Army brats of our own and for years lived the nomad life, going wherever the military sent us. That was amazing but let’s be honest, nomads can have a hard time finding work. I spent years honing my craft by volunteering on military installations helping Soldiers and their families with their finances. But as much as I loved trying to win over a hostile Soldier being ordered to get financial counseling, I wanted a paying gig. So out of frustration with the military cramping my career plans, I decided to make my own j-o-b. And that folks, is how this all began.
I started a coaching business that I could pack up on a moments notice and PCS with. As part of my business, I created LaceyLangford.com to help Service members, veterans, and their families get their financial lives running smoothly.
Now my hubby’s retired from the Army, and we live in North Carolina with our two wild and crazy boys.
If you’re ready to take your finances to the next level, click here to get the money party started.
That’s pretty much me but if you want to know more, read on my friend. Here’s my official bio.
Lacey Langford is a personal finance writer, military money coach, and speaker who helps others with the how, what, when, where, and why of their money. She changes people’s lives from being fearful of spending money to having control and confidence with it. Lacey’s an Accredited Financial Counselor® and a candidate for CFP® certification with over ten years experience in financial counseling and coaching. She’s been featured in numerous media outlets including US News and World Report, Credit.com, and Task and Purpose. As the founder of Sage Services LLC, a boutique money coaching business, she specializes in the unique financial world of the U.S. military.
Lacey grew up as an Army Brat—playing Airborne, singing jodies, and stopping a game of tag for Retreat was all part of her upbringing. Since 16 years old, she’s known the importance of personal finance (that’s what happens when you hit a parked car, and your Dad makes you pay cash for it). This experience and a few other hard money lessons learned fueled her interest in personal finance. She went on to serve four years in the U.S. Air Force during which time she began her professional education in finance. Lacey earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in finance as well as an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Duke University.
Currently, she is doing what she loves by combining her unique military experience and financial expertise to help active duty and reserve Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines all over the country achieve the financial life they dream of.