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Essential Financial and Career Tips for Female Veterans

The transition from military to civilian life can be a tough one. You're suddenly thrust into the real world with no idea what to do next. It's essential to take things slow and steady, but you must also know the steps to get you where you want to go.

In our Career Moves series we share advice and tips to help you achieve your career aspirations.

Start off on the right foot with this comprehensive guide to building your finances and career as a recently discharged female veteran:

Eliminating Debt

One of the first things you should do when you're discharged from the military is to work on eliminating any debt that you have. This may require making some sacrifices, but it will be worth it in the long run. Here's how you can tackle your debt:

Create a budget.

The first step is making a budget that reflects where you are financially and where you hope to get to. Track your income and expenses to see where your money goes each month. And don't forget to include necessary expenses like housing, food, and transportation in your budget.

Chip away at your debt.