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Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families Part I

Tue November 1, 2016: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

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Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families. Shows silhouette of Service member saluting on a hill, superimposed with an American flag

This webinar is a collaboration between MFLN’s Family Development, Family Transitions, and Personal Finance teams for providers who work closely with Military Families around retirement. This collaborative effort provides information, resources, and tools necessary to assist families in making a smooth transition from Military to Civilian life. This webinar includes information on:

  • The upcoming Blended Retirement System
  • Types of retirement savings plans
  • Emotional and mental health perspective
  • Retirement transitions – decision making for the future

But wait! There isa follow-up session Tuesday, November 8th!


Sharon M. Danes, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Family Social Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She has authored over 160 referred research articles, book chapters, and outreach publications emphasizing the intersection of economic and social decision-making. Her Ph.D is in family economics from Iowa State University.

Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D. is a Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension and has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications.

Kacy Mixon, Ph.D., LMFT is the Project Director for the Family Development Team of OneOp. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy Dept. at Valdosta State University. As a licensed marriage and family therapist (AAMFT clinical fellow), Kacy has worked with families from all walks of life. Her trainings, presentations, and courses, however, focus primarily on family violence, trauma, military families, and foster-care transitions.

This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.


Kacy Mixon

Sharon Danes

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Watch Recording

Military Pay – Blended Retirement

Webinar Slides (PDF)

Online Resource Guide

Planning Ahead for Retirement Guide

Retirement Ready Part 2

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