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Molly Herndon
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If you missed yesterday's #MFLN
webinar, the recording is now available. 
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Join us Tuesday, Sept. 23 for this 90-minute webinar with Dr. O'Neill. She'll discuss financial planning tips and resources for maximizing retirement savings, as well as making up for lost savings time. 1.5 CEUs for AFCs. Free.
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Improving finances and health, simultaneously. 
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The Small Steps to Health and Wealth initiative encourages participants to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances. This presentation is a collaborative effort of the Military Families Learning Network and the Child and Family Learning Network. 
Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ (SSHW) is a national Cooperative Extension program developed by Dr. Barbara O’Neill and Dr. Karen Ensle at Rutgers University that encourages participants to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances.  It is believed to be the first long-term program ever developed to motivate Americans to simultaneously apply the same personal behavior change strategies to both areas of their lives.  SSHW was developed because many Americans have both health and financial “issues.”  Societal problems that have been widely reported in recent years include an increasing incidence of diabetes, overweight, and obesity, low household savings, high household debt levels, and bankruptcy filings. The SSHW program includes 25 behavior change strategies that people can adopt to address these concerns. Each involves taking small positive steps that people can put into practice on a daily basis. This 90-minute webinar will begin by describing relationships between people's health and personal finances. It will then describe each one of the 25 behavior change strategies and how people can apply them to their lives.
Small Steps to Health & Wealth webinar
Tue, July 29, 2014, 11:00 AM
https://learn.extension.org/events/1625

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Dr. Barbara O'Neill will present this 90-minute webinar on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network. 1.5 CEUs will be available to AFC-credentialed participants. Americans have always been fascinated by millionaires and their ranks have actually been increasing in recent years despite the financial crisis. The “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” game show and “MegaMillions” lotteries draw big crowds.  Most people become wealthy the “old fashioned way,” however, through hard work and regular saving/investing.  This webinar will provide a solid path to wealth accumulation by presenting 20 research-based wealth accumulation factors and online financial planning resources. Webinar participants will learn about the following topics:
Twenty research-based  factors that are associated with wealth accumulation
The awesome power of compound interest over time
The impact of lifestyle choices (e.g., health habits) upon personal finances
Research-based characteristics of millionaires
Resources for educators and consumers (e.g., online financial calculators)
20 Steps to 7 Figures
Tue, May 13, 2014, 11:00 AM
https://learn.extension.org/events/1502

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This web conference will focus on understanding income taxes and how it can relate to many financial management behaviors military families must engage in. We will discuss basis of tax calculations, an overview of common deductions, exemptions, and credits. In such we will hit on the three Ds: deductions, deferral, and division. Dr. Gutter will discuss some of the more complex issues facing families such as phase-outs of deductions, exemptions, and credits. Gutter will also highlight how tax advantaged accounts including flexible spending plans, TSPs, IRAs, and such can help manage tax burdens today and in the future. Gutter will use a case study family to illustrate the concepts and strategies discussed. 
1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed participants.
To connect to this webinar, which is hosted by DoD, you must install security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions for can be found:http://create.extension.org/sites/default/files/DCODoDCertificateInstallation.pdf . For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 
Also you can connect to the Adobe webinars using the iPhone, iPad, and Droid apps. Search for DCO Connect in the respective stores.
No registration is required. 
Tax Planning Updates for Military Families
Tue, March 4, 2014, 11:00 AM
https://learn.extension.org/events/1440

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We apologize for the technical issues in today's session. Let me know if you have questions about receiving CEUs.
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In this web conference we will learn about mutual funds as a tool for long-term savings for families. We will discuss the elements of a fund and costs associated with funds. We will discuss ways in which mutual funds fit into a military families’ financial plan. We will also learn about performance measures and important characteristics of mutual funds highlighted in the prospectus. Finally we will learn about ways in which we can make decisions using fund screeners. We will use several case studies to illustrate. 
Dr. +michael gutter will present this 90-minute webinar. 1.5 CEUs available to AFC-credentialed participants. Free. 
How to Read a Mutual Fund Prospectus
Tue, October 21, 2014, 11:00 AM
https://learn.extension.org/events/1674

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The United States has an increasingly aging population including baby boomers age 50 to 68 (in 2014). Older adults face unique financial planning challenges. These include making irrevocable decisions about claiming Social Security benefits, selecting Medicare supplement health insurance and long-term care insurance, selecting income-based investments (e.g., annuities), making sustainable retirement asset withdrawals, and calculating required minimum distributions (RMDs) due on tax-deferred savings plans such as traditional IRAs and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This 90-minute webinar will “package” together 15 key later life financial planning topics that older adults and the practitioners who serve them need to understand and address. Topics that will be covered in the webinar include:

- Common financial errors of older adults
- Statistics about older adult finances
- Common later life financial characteristics and required decisions
- 15 key later life financial planning topics (e.g., creating a retirement “paycheck,” required minimum distributions, untitled property transfers, and leaving a legacy)
- Personal finance resources for older adults and financial practitioners
- Participant interaction will include discussing workable financial planning strategies for older adults, older client errors and “blind spots,” older client success stories, and more.

1.5 CEUs available for AFC-credentialed participants.  More information about this process is available here: http://www.extension.org/pages/67908/how-to-obtain-continuing-education-units-for-military-families-personal-finance-webinars#.U_YL8oBdW-J 

For information on how to join this webinar: http://www.extension.org/pages/70592/how-to-join-military-families-learning-network-live-webinars-via-dco-and-ustream#.U718jo1dW-I%20
Financial Planning for the Second Half of Life
Tue, September 23, 2014, 11:00 AM
https://learn.extension.org/events/1653

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Some military family vacation planning tips for saving money and still having fun!
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Join The Culture of Personal Finance webinar today at 11 a.m. ET in a DIFFERENT meeting room: https://connect.dco.dod.mil/milfamlearningnetwork
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The #MFLN  Personal Finance Virtual Conference begins a week from today. Join this 3-day learning event focused on Money Behaviors and earn 7.5 CEUs if AFC-certified. 
Money Behavior: How People Make Financial Decisions June 3-5, 2014 The Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance Virtual...
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Dr. Barbara O'Neill and Air Force Personal Finance Manager Barbara Lang will present this 90-minute webinar on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network.
Military Home Buying & Selling
Tue, April 15, 2014, 11:00 AM
https://learn.extension.org/events/1501

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Social Media Strategist and Concentration Leader
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  • eXtension
    7 - present
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Journalist and web curator in support of families. 
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Working with military personal finance managers to support military families' personal finance habits.
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  • North Carolina State University
    Graduate - Human Development & Family Studies, 2009 - 2010
  • Appalachian State University
    Journalism, 1999 - 2003
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