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Operation: Veteran Finance

Operation: Veteran Finance

Operation: Veteran Finance is an education-based podcast to help you accomplish your money mission. OVF is hosted by Army Veteran and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional Garrett N. Sorensen. For questions or if you would like to be a guest on the show, be sure to click the Contact tab at the top of the page. Thanks for listening!

Recent Episodes

March 15, 2023

What's Going On With The Banks?

In the wake of the Silicon Valley Bank and First Republic Bank collapses, we are diving deep into what occurs when these institutions fail. In this special episode, Garrett discusses the risk involved in the types of investme...

March 13, 2023

Legacy Planning 101

Garrett has a motto; Legacy is greater than currency. Is this episode, Garrett breaks down what legacy planning is, how to prepare for this major transition for your loved ones and even yourself, and some of the options you s...

February 27, 2023

Retirement Planning 101

Retirement is both exciting and scary for a lot of people. For far too many people, it is something that they have not planned on early enough or do not really know what it means to retire. In this episode, Garrett discusses ...

February 13, 2023

Investing 101

We are back! After a long break, Garrett is back with a very exciting episode, Investing 101. This is the 4 the episode to the Financial Planning 101 series. We hope you have enjoyed the other episode and will enjoy this one....

November 17, 2022

Protection Planning 101

What is protection planning? It's Garrett's cool way of making insurance seem cooler! In this episode, Garrett discusses some of the differences between certain insurances, when and why you should get insurance, and hopefully...

November 03, 2022

Budgeting & Saving 101

Garrett is back with episode 2 of the financial planning 101 series. Budgeting and saving is the next block in creating your financial plan. Without these two essential pieces, most of the technical analysis in the plan will ...

September 08, 2022

Financial Planning 101

Financial planning is an often overlooked aspect of someones financial life. However, the benefits the of having a financial plan should not be ignored. In this series, Garrett will discuss all the parts of creating a financi...

August 25, 2022

How I Would Do It If I Started Over Today

How and where would Garrett start his savings and investing journey if he had to start over today? In this episode, we take a look at the starting process and how to maximize the saving and investing journey to help ensure yo...

August 04, 2022

All About Assets

What is an asset? The term, the technical definition, the IRS’s definition, and more all seem to have a different classification of how to look at assets in a financial sense. In this episode, Garrett breaks down the best way...

June 23, 2022

Recession and What You Need To Know

With the volatility in the market and inflation breaking 40 year highs, there is more and more talk of a pending recession. In this episode, Garrett breaks down how we define a recession, what it might mean for you, and what ...

June 09, 2022

Using Military Benefits to Fuel Success with Chris Christian

Veterans who transition can often struggle to get a foothold in the civilian sector. This week, Garrett sat down to do Operation: Veteran Finance’s first in-person interview with Army Veteran and local Nashville Realtor, Chri...

May 26, 2022

The Four P's of Finance and Investing

What separates the average investor from those that seem to be succeeding year after year with their finances? With talks of bear markets and a looming recession, how do some investors stay calm and ready to make the right mo...

Recent Blog Posts

The Four P's of Finance and Investing *Transcript*

You're listening to Operation veteran finance, where veterans receive unbiased and expert advice to help them achieve their money mission. Here's your ho…

FIRE and The Military Retirement

How does Financial Independence, Retiring Early, otherwise know as FIRE work with those looking to join and retire from the Military? We sat down with Ty…

5 Things You Should Know About The TSP

With the recently announced changes to the Thrift Savings Plan website, Garrett wanted to dive into the 5 Things all service-members must know about the …

About the Host

Garrett N. Sorensen, MBA, CFPⓇProfile Photo

Garrett N. Sorensen, MBA, CFPⓇ

Army Veteran | Podcast Host | Financial Advisor

Garrett N. Sorensen is the host and owner of Operation: Veteran Finance. He served in the active-duty Army for almost 10 years as an Airborne Artilleryman and has deployed to the Paktika and Ghazni provinces of Afghanistan. He continues to serve today in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with an MBA in Finance and Accounting and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. In his free time, Garrett enjoys riding Harley-Davidsons, staying physically active, reading, he sits on the board for several non-profit and Veteran organizations, and he teaches a financial literacy class in the Davidson County prison.