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June 2020

Building Financial Resilience: 20 Resources for Financial Peace of Mind

Tue June 9th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019 federal government shutdown, and numerous federal government and non-profit organization reports and academic studies about Americans’ inadequate savings and high debt have highlighted the fragility of American's financial resources. This 90-minute webinar focuses on resources to help Personal Finance Managers empower clients with financial resilience. Download the Personal Financial Resiliency Assessment Quiz before the webinar. https://youtu.be/Vc2DnfxK0wY Presenter Dr. Barbara O’Neill, CFP®, AFC is the owner/CEO of Money Talk: Financial Planning Seminars… Continue Reading Building Financial Resilience: 20 Resources for Financial Peace of Mind

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May 2020

The Financial Implications of Caring for an Aging Parent

Tue May 12th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Providing care for an aging parent can exact a high emotional toll on families. Aging adults' needs can also be costly. Join us as we explore the expected and unexpected financial costs that come with caring for an aging parent. This webinar will touch on resources available to those who are serving in caregiving roles and offer tools and ways families can help caregivers support family members while protecting their finances. https://youtu.be/OgL9v1F-IZM Presenter Mary Benzinger Since 2009,… Continue Reading The Financial Implications of Caring for an Aging Parent

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April 2020

Child Identity Theft: Repairing the Damage

Tue April 21st: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: A child's Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or utility service, or rent a place to live. Presenter Axton Betz-Hamilton speaks from her professional experience as a child identity theft researcher and from her personal experience as a victim. The webinar focus is on repairing the damage of child identity theft. https://youtu.be/a5B7Oxby-10 Presenter Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton is an Assistant… Continue Reading Child Identity Theft: Repairing the Damage

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March 2020

Understanding Long-Term Care: Extended Care and Housing

Tue March 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Speakers from the VA Home and Community Base Programs and Specially Adapted Housing offices share information about the programs the VA offers to veterans who need assisted living, in-home care, or adaptations to their homes to meet their health care needs. https://youtu.be/8xMYUMjbCFc Presenters Dayna Cooper, Director of VA Home and Community Care, is responsible for policy, oversight, and management of the VA’s spectrum of Home and Community Based services.  A graduate of Valparaiso University with degrees in… Continue Reading Understanding Long-Term Care: Extended Care and Housing

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February 2020

Understanding Long-Term Care: Basics and VA Aid & Attendance

Tue February 11th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: This webinar begins with a discussion of the basics of Long Term Care insurance options, facilitated by Dr. Michael Gutter. Then Mr. Kevin Friel discusses the Pension and Fiduciary Services of his office under the VA Aid & Attendance program, including pension eligibility, survivor benefits, and housebound services. https://youtu.be/7Xd1dwY4hwc Presenters Dr. Michael Gutter and Mr. Kevin Friel Dr. Michael Gutter is an associate professor and associate dean for Extension, state program leader for 4H Youth Development, Families,… Continue Reading Understanding Long-Term Care: Basics and VA Aid & Attendance

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January 2020

Tax Updates: New Year, New Forms, New Thresholds

Tue January 21st: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST
Free
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About This Webinar: Tax reform from 2018 is still bringing changes to filings in 2020. Get a jump start on understanding new processes, forms, allowances, deductions, and tax withholdings for retirees. This webinar covers continued changes from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and includes a discussion of legislation that impacts changes to service member's tax filings. https://youtu.be/GttfOBGgop8 Presenter Andrew Zumwalt Assistant Extension Professor, Associate State Specialist, and Co-Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of… Continue Reading Tax Updates: New Year, New Forms, New Thresholds

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December 2019

2019 Personal Finance Year in Review

Tue December 10, 2019: 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 22, 2019: 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 13, 2019: 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 30, 2019: 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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