Making $ense of Finance

An event for service members, veterans and significant others to better manage money and grow a more substantial nest egg.

This is an educational, non-commercial event. No financial products are being sold or endorsed. Includes complimentary continental breakfast and lunch.
Location
Fort Indiantown Gap
Building 8-80
880 Bearty Avenue
Annville, PA 17003-5302
[Click here for location map / direction]
Event Agenda
8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.Check-in, Visit Exhibitor Tables and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — 9:05 a.m.Welcome Address
9:05 a.m. — 9:10 a.m.Transition to Workshops #1
9:10 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.Breakout Workshops #1 (choose a workshop, see details below)
10:00 a.m. — 10:05 a.m.Transition to Workshops #2
10:05 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.Breakout Workshops #2 (choose a workshop, see details below)
11:00 a.m. — 11:05 a.m.Transition to Workshops #3
11:05 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.Breakout Workshops #3 (choose a workshop, see details below)
12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.Lunch & Keynote Speaker, Raffle & Survey Form return
Attendee Information
Is someone attending with you? Yes   No

For any spouse/significant other, please register that individual separately after completing your registration. Your guest can select the same sessions as you or different sessions.

* Military Branches:

In which branch (or branches) of the United States military are you affiliated? (Check all that apply)

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You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.
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Workshop Choices

Please indicate your three session choices.

Workshop Session 1: (9:10 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
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Everyone has plans and goals for the future. Buying a home, starting a family, paying for post-high school education, and retiring are important life events. Your goals are the key reasons to continually build a financial nest egg for yourself. Learn the basics of investing in this session, whether you want to start investing or would just like a refresher on the basic topics. See how risk is a normal part of investing, how stock market fluctuations are normal, and how you can understand the different types of investment offerings from stocks, to mutual funds, to exchange traded funds (ETFs), to fixed income and bond products.
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Learn about your credit report and credit score and how they affect your financial life. You’ll find out what information is included on your credit report and factors that affect your credit score. You will also learn how to re-establish credit after experiencing financial difficulties.
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The decisions you make regarding your money on a daily basis are more important than the amount of money you make. Cultivating sound personal financial management skills is important. Strong budgeting skills are the core of sound personal financial management. Budgeting is the most important financial management skill we can develop. Without strong budgeting skills, building wealth becomes almost impossible. Therefore, if you want to build wealth over time, start with a budget. In this topic we will explore in detail the budgeting process.
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Receive a general overview of the new Blended Retirement System. Information about the components of the plan, eligibility, and the opt-in choice will be presented. Understand how Government and personal contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan can assist you in building a financial nest egg to supplement your retirement or other financial goals.
Workshop Session 2: (10:05 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
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Everyone has plans and goals for the future. Buying a home, starting a family, paying for post-high school education, and retiring are important life events. Your goals are the key reasons to continually build a financial nest egg for yourself. Learn the basics of investing in this session, whether you want to start investing or would just like a refresher on the basic topics. See how risk is a normal part of investing, how stock market fluctuations are normal, and how you can understand the different types of investment offerings from stocks, to mutual funds, to exchange traded funds (ETFs), to fixed income and bond products.
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Get the blueprint for your financial house: invest in yourself and your financial goals; maximize your earnings and employee benefits; spend (yes you can spend) sensibly, map your money, and make it work for you; understand your taxes; and finally borrow to grow your financial future. Hear about the resources available to help you build your financial house.
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Did you know that one incident of identity fraud occurs every two seconds and that $18 billion was stolen from identity theft victims in 2013? Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) recognizes identity theft as a growing problem in the United States, and that military members and families are often targeted due to their unique lifestyles. Learn how to protect yourself from scams targeting your identity at home and on the go.
[detail]
Receive a general overview of the new Blended Retirement System. Information about the components of the plan, eligibility, and the opt-in choice will be presented. Understand how Government and personal contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan can assist you in building a financial nest egg to supplement your retirement or other financial goals.
Workshop Session 3: (11:05 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
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Receive a general overview of the new Blended Retirement System. Information about the components of the plan, eligibility, and the opt-in choice will be presented. Understand how Government and personal contributions to the Thrift Savings Plan can assist you in building a financial nest egg to supplement your retirement or other financial goals.
[detail]
Get the blueprint for your financial house: invest in yourself and your financial goals; maximize your earnings and employee benefits; spend (yes you can spend) sensibly, map your money, and make it work for you; understand your taxes; and finally borrow to grow your financial future. Hear about the resources available to help you build your financial house.
[detail]
Learn about your credit report and credit score and how they affect your financial life. You’ll find out what information is included on your credit report and factors that affect your credit score. You will also learn how to re-establish credit after experiencing financial difficulties.
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Did you know that one incident of identity fraud occurs every two seconds and that $18 billion was stolen from identity theft victims in 2013? Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) recognizes identity theft as a growing problem in the United States, and that military members and families are often targeted due to their unique lifestyles. Learn how to protect yourself from scams targeting your identity at home and on the go.