In the interest of getting you the assistance you need, to include career and financial counseling, I would strongly recommend you find a good counselor in those areas at your local VA, in addition to receiving your health care there.
The best piece of advice I can give you at this point is to avoid asking any “private business” to assist you with looking out for your financial interests. The only thing any private business focuses on these days is talking a good talk while they pull every penny they can out of your pocket.
In addition to working with a VA counselor, you can go on line and do a lot of research on your own by doing a Google search on “saving and investing for beginners”. On line you can also find websites that provide a comparison of bank savings and CD interest rates. Do the comparison, it pays off.
Best of luck to you and keep in touch with how you’re doing.
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