Blue Star Families to Host Military Family Financial Summit, 8 September in Norfolk, VA

Posted by Charlotte Webster

Blue Star FamiliesBlue Star Families – an education and advocacy network to benefit the families of deployed servicemembers and veterans, is organizing a workshop for military veterans and their families. The workshop, which will take place at Old Dominion University on Saturday, September 8th, 2012, will feature a variety of workshops on various financial topics of interest to military families.

Workshop topics will include the following:

  —Children’s Financial Literacy

  —Post-Military Career Planning

  —Military Spouse Portable Entrepreneurship

  —Homeownership and Property Management

  —Savings, Investments, and Retirement

  —Managing Credit and Dancing Around Debt

  —College Planning

The keynote speaker will be Keynote Speaker: Neale Godfrey, the CEO and chairperson of the children’s Financial Network. Godfrey has authored many books on financial literacy and child-rearing, including the New York Times bestseller Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children.

Additional speakers include:

  • Admiral Craig Quigley, USNR, the executive director of Hampton Roads Military & Civilian Federal Alliance
  • Dr. Vivian Greentree, Director of Research and Policy at Blue Star Families
  • Veronica Jorden, a member of the board of directors at the Military Spouse Business Association.



The price of admission is perfect: Free! Also, child care for children ages 3-12 will be provided on-site, also free of charge.

The event will take place at the Webb University Center on the Old Dominion University Campus, 1515 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia, 23508. Registration and breakfast will commence at 8 a.m., and workshops will begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m.

Interested participants can register online.


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