Maximizing your Financial Readiness potential and changing your life requires focus, commitment, and energy. It also requires proven Financial strategies.

It has been proven that individuals who are financially unprepared for life transitions, at best, limit their ability to respond to new opportunities, and, at worse, risk their (and their family’s) long-term economic well-being from employment gaps and unforeseen emergencies.

On the other hand, those who are financially ready for life transition will have greater flexibility to make critical choices related to employment, advanced training, education, relocation, and more that will have lasting effects on their lives, for better or worse.

Financial readiness accomplishes two important goals central to successful life transitions: provide financial flexibility to navigate a more preferred pathway to the career that maximizes lifetime earnings versus the alternative of taking the first job available; maximize wealth, manage setbacks, and avoid financial hardships.

This FREE event sponsored by the VETTED Foundation and New York Life is perfect for innovators, transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses, college students, entrepreneurs, business, startups and community leaders. 

Bring plenty of business cards for networking and a raffle.

5:30 – 6:00pm: Networking and Happy Hour

6:00 – 6:45pm: Panel Discussion followed by Q&A

6:45 – 7:00pm: Continue the conversation…..and raffle prizes!

This is a live in-person event for our local Austin/Central Texas community AND a live-stream event for our national VETTED community.


Donald “Beau” Hilland, Financial Services Professional, New York Life Securities

Beau Hilland graduated from the United States Military Academy in May of 2010. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan conducting roadside bomb (IED) clearance operations, clearing the roadways for American Troops. In 2013 he graduated from the United States Army Ranger course and worked as an engineer company executive officer for 24 months, 10 of those months were in Afghanistan. Beau is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. He now serves as a Financial Services Professional with New York Life Securities.

Chris McNeill, Account Executive, ScaleFactor

As an Account Executive at ScaleFactor, Chris McNeill helps business owners overcome operations challenges. He figured out how hard running a business is by starting two himself and came to ScaleFactor out of a desire to help fellow business owners make running their businesses a little simpler. ScaleFactor is a smart finance and accounting software, headquartered in Austin, TX.

Pete Melgar, Escrow Officer, Trinity Title of Texas, Marine Corps League Commandant

Pete is an enthusiastic and competitive professional with substantiated success in the Residential Mortgage (FHA, VA, Conventional, Alt A, Non Conforming, USDA-Rural Development, CDMP, LMIs, DPAs), Commercial Lending and Consumer Finance Industries. He is a leader with extensive experience in demanding work environments and a proven ability to prioritize business needs and implement creative solutions. Pete values and respects veterans of all branches of the armed services. He has been with Trinity Title since 2013. Prior to joining the Trinity Title team Pete spent 17.5 years in the Mortgage Banking business.

Ernest Sanchez, Consumer Banking Market Leader, Bank of America


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