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December 2019

2019 Personal Finance Year in Review

Tue December 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: This annual webinar is a look back at the financial trends, stories,  legislation and events that shaped the economy and family finances in 2019, as well as a discussion of the upcoming changes in 2020. Dr. Barbara O'Neill has hosted an annual personal finance review for the Military Families Learning Network since 2015. https://youtu.be/QQbwCvFe-6I Presenter Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D. Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 41 years. She has… Continue Reading 2019 Personal Finance Year in Review

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October 2019

Gambling Disorders: Special Considerations for Service Members

Tue October 22nd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Within the past 2 years, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made a clear and strong recommendation that all branches of the military screen, assess and provide treatment for Gambling Disorder.  Furthermore, the most current Defense Department Authorization Act has mandated that all services screen for Gambling Disorder.  However, there has yet been a systemwide approach to integrating GD into existing addiction and behavioral health services within the Department of Defense or Veterans Administration. This training will address… Continue Reading Gambling Disorders: Special Considerations for Service Members

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August 2019

The Relationship Between Health and Finances

Tue August 13th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Financial counselors frequently observe relationships between health and personal finances in their work with clients. Examples include money spent on smoking that cannot be saved, the financial impact of an accident or illness, and decisions that people make with respect to health insurance. This webinar explores associations between health and finances and health and financial practices. The webinar begins with a Wellness Wheel activity and group discussion questions about health and personal finance relationships. Next, Dr. Gutter… Continue Reading The Relationship Between Health and Finances

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July 2019

Staying Safe Online: Protecting Your Finances and Data

Tue July 30th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Man using a computer tablet.

About This Webinar: The internet offers access to a world of products and services, entertainment and information. At the same time, it creates opportunities for scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Learn how to  help your clients spot the red flags of a scam and how to protect their computers, smart devices, and information. https://youtu.be/2Mh8KFfivD0 Presenter Carol Kando-Pineda, Counsel in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer and Business Education where she leads teams to create and distribute free online articles, social… Continue Reading Staying Safe Online: Protecting Your Finances and Data

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June 2019

Insurance Principles and Resources: What Financial Educators Need to Know

Tue June 18th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: This event will focus on the insurance basics Personal Finance Managers and educators need to support military and civilian families alike. This event will begin with a basic primer on insurance principles and terminology and common insurance errors. Dr. Barbara O'Neill will then discuss various types of insurance including auto, homeowners and renters, umbrella liability, life, health, disability, and long-term care. It will conclude with a discussion of general insurance tips, insurance action steps, and insurance resources… Continue Reading Insurance Principles and Resources: What Financial Educators Need to Know

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May 2019

Gender and Finances

Tue May 28th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Join Dr. Barbara O'Neill and Dr. Martie Gillen to discuss the differences in spending, saving and money management behaviors between men and women, and explore ways counselors and educators can better understand clients' needs and behavior. The first half of this webinar will focus on the research behind financial behavior differences between men and women as well as external factors that impact financial capability, such as the gender pay gap. The second half of the webinar will… Continue Reading Gender and Finances

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April 2019

PCS Series: Research and Tools for Supporting Military Transitions

Tue April 2nd: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Close up of military service member holding a miniature house

About This Webinar: Join us to get an overview of common issues military families face during a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). The first half of this webinar examines the 2018 RAND Report, “Enhancing Family Stability During a Permanent Change of Station.” The second half of the webinar focuses on the tools available to military service providers through Military OneSource, such as Plan my Move, and other Military OneSource moving resources that can support families throughout a PCS. This is… Continue Reading PCS Series: Research and Tools for Supporting Military Transitions

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March 2019

PCS Series: Landlord-Tenant Protections for Military Members

Tue March 12th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
Close up of military service member holding a miniature house

About This Webinar Moving can be a stressful experience, and military families move as many as three times more often than non-military families. The financial impacts of these frequent moves is just one of the compounding factors that contributes to the stress of relocating. This 90-minute webinar will cover the basics of renting property in the military, as a landlord and tenant as well as the legal and tax implications of both sides of the rental agreement. Military Permanent Change-of-Station… Continue Reading PCS Series: Landlord-Tenant Protections for Military Members

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February 2019

PCS Series: Dispelling the Myths of the VA Home Loan

Tue February 12th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
Close up of military service member holding a miniature house

About This Webinar: Mark Connors, Lender Liaison with the VA Home Loan Guaranty Service, U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs addresses the Veteran's home loan process, including the lending and mortgage process. Anthony Camilli from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau explains mortgage scams, including refinancing scams, and explores considerations before buying a home and red flags to be on alert for when shopping for a home. This webinar is the first in a Permanent Change of Station Series that addresses issues… Continue Reading PCS Series: Dispelling the Myths of the VA Home Loan

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January 2019

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017

Tue January 15th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About this webinar: Andrew Zumwalt covers the changes and details of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act, including the doubled standard deduction, the doubling of the child tax credit, and the Affordable Care Act tax penalty. Military-specific tax issues such as the  Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act (HEART Act) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and military pay will also be addressed. Hosted by the Personal Finance  concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network. https://youtu.be/u1bBBHC8WSU Presenter Andrew Zumwalt,… Continue Reading Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017

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