FinLit Heroes: Friday, November 13, 2015


Note: This is the first in our weekly series of HFF Financial Literacy Heroes. We’ll be posting and linking daily to financial literacy news from across the country and around the world. Then, every Friday, we’ll put together our list of the top movers and shakers in personal finance from the previous week. If you’ve been fighting the good fight, look for your name among our FinLit Heroes and watch for our posts across our social media outlets.

Our FinLit Heroes this Friday include two teachers, a country (?!), a famous actor, and someone you know.

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Episode 414: Blair London

Blair London

Author Blair London (@TheBlairLondon) says her book on the nightmare realities facing veterans, Jobs for Angels, is a work of fiction based on facts. And the world she describes is still the reality for our vets.  She joins us on Home & Family Finance Radio to point out the warning signs of treating our returning veterans with hostility. It happened following the Vietnam War; can it really happen again?

Original Air Date: May 3, 2015

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Episode 412: Verdel Jones

Verdel Jones

Getting the right child into the right school and at the right price can be just as complicated as it sounds. But college placement officer Verdel A. Jones (@deliteach) says you can break it down to a doable task by asking the right questions and making smart choices. It’s never too soon to plan! Find out how to make a stressful process work for your child and your pocketbook.

Original Air Date: April 19, 2015

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Episode 411: Arty Arteaga

Arty Arteaga

No one recognizes the importance of Financial Literacy more than Arty Arteaga, President and CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council. Arty stops by the microphones of our Radio America studios in person to remind us that looking after the financial business of our military should be as important as looking after our own personal finances. His powerful message is a call to action to protect ourselves by protecting our service members.

Original Air Date: April 12, 2015

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Episode 411: Bud Schneeweis

Bud Schneeweis

We welcome a special guest today in the form of W.G. “Bud” Schneeweis, Director of the Military Financial Readiness Project for the FINRA Foundation. Bud joins us to explain what FINRA does and why it should be important to you. From a financial point of view, FINRA helps protect the very people who protect you. Join us and Bud on Home & Family Finance Radio.

Original Air Date: April 12, 2015

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Episode 411: Gigi Hyland

Gigi Hyland

April is a very special month to all of us at Home & Family Finance, since the purpose of our show is to improve financial literacy and April is Financial Literacy Month! What does this mean to you? Gigi Hyland (@hylandhighway), Executive Director of the National Credit Union Foundation, joins us to explain why you should be paying special attention to your finances and making some important changes, beginning in April and continuing throughout the year. Gigi offers both the facts and the solutions. Follow her advice to a more productive and worthwhile financial future.

Original Air Date: April 12, 2015

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Episode 410: Rachid Zahidi

Rachid Zahidi

If the statistics are correct, you have a decent chance of being ripped off by ID thieves who are after your tax refund. But you don’t have to let it happen, says privacy expert Rachid Zahidi (@RachidZahidi), President and CEO of Sentinel Background Checks. He shares some tips to avoid becoming a victim of Income Tax-Related ID Theft. Listen and learn what you need to do to protect yourself and where you can find his new book full of more refund-saving advice.

Original Air Date: April 5, 2015

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Episode 408: Betty Lochner

Betty Lochner

Betty Lochner (@BettyKLochner), author, communication coach, and chair of the College Savings Plan Network, stops by to update us on the status of the nationwide program. The Obama Administation attempted to knock out the tax-exempt program, but howls of protest caused the President to change his mind. Betty explains what you should know about the legislative conference being held in D.C. to keep this important program on track.

Original Air Date: March 22, 2015

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