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By Molly Herndon

Today marks the start of our third annual personal finance virtual learning event, a 3-day interactive learning experience for financial professionals. This year’s event will focus on the topic that is frequent topic of financial discussion among military service providers this year. In the preceding months before big changes roll out for the military retirement system, we’re taking a look at the myriad of ways retirement impacts our financial well-being.

Planning for retirement, and helping others do so, is more than conversations about index funds and retirement dates. Our three excellent speakers during this week’s event will focus on some of these other issues.

Kim Blanton

Today at 11 a.m. ET Kim Blanton will talk facts. She’ll set the stage for the ongoing conversation of retirement issues by sharing statistics and figures about retirement planning and saving. Her work as author of the Squared Away retirement blog at the Boston College Center on Retirement Research focuses on breaking down research into digestible chunks that practitioners can use in their daily work with clients. Join this event here.

Mitch Anthony

Tomorrow, Mitch Anthony will talk about the new way retirement is happening and how that impacts our planning and preparation, both financially and mentally. Mitch is the author of the book The New Retirementality, focuses on the positive aspect of what we’ve come to think of as our “golden years.” How these years are spent and enjoyed is changing. Learn more Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET by registering here.

Dr. Barbara O’Neill

Dr. Barbara O’Neill offers hope to late savers planning for retirement on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET. Her tips to maximize contributions by taking full advantage of compound interest and savings plans can help practitioners and educators offer clients who are quickly approaching retirement but don’t feel adequately financially prepared. Register and join this session here.

The 3-day event will be capped off with a fun and informal wrap up event on Facebook Live. If you’re not already following our project on Facebook, please join the conversation we’re having here. Join us on Facebook on Friday at 11 a.m. ET as Dr. O’Neill gives us a brief summary of the 3 learning events.

Join our conversations about the 3-day learning event by sharing comments and questions on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #PFVLE2017

We look forward to seeing you online!