Financial Planning for Military Caregivers Webinar Discussions

first_imgAudience member question:Do you have any opinion of leading military caregiver families through Dave Ramsey’s class?Answer from audience member: I usually encourage clients to study personal finance resources beyond the popular financial gurus. I think it helps clients build a better understanding of the important fundamentals involved in effective personal finance. I also think it helps them to develop their own understanding grounded in their own study and experience. Caregiving may involve…Less personal timeLess family timeNeed for work-life balanceFinancial issuesPhysical and emotional stressThought from audience member: It can be difficult sometimes for a caregiver to openly acknowledge those costs.What are the most common issues families face?Audience member #1: Many of our soldiers are overwhelmed by the idea that they can no longer do what they know and they have to figure out another direction. I often have to use MRT to help them look past this concern and find the answers within themselves.Speaker: Where are the jobs in the whole bubble of your experience? There are plenty of jobs around what you’ve done. Where can you use your experience in the bigger picture.Audience member #2: Being a MFLC counselor referrals are made to financial consultants at the installations.What are the most common questions military family caregivers ask?Audience member #1: Most of my families are looking at when their payments will begin – there are so many different sources of income that come from different pots they may become overwhelmed. They have a hard time creating a budget without absolute answersAudience member #2: I like that “you have two choices, to know where your money is going or wonder where it went.” Unfortunately a lot of people live by wondering where their money wentAudience member #3: We call it a spending planAudience member #4 to audience member #1: yes, task & info overload is a common challenge. Sometimes the support we can offer is to help families to sort and manage the info & tasks. When we’re under physical & psychological stress, it can be a challenge to remain objective, focused, prioritized, etc…How do you get service members & caregivers to open up about their needs?Audience member #1: Taking the time and making the effort to build rapport/relationship with clients can help them to feel safe about talking.Audience member #2: flexibility and active listening skills are very importantSpeaker mentioned humor was very helpful when done respectfully. Good Resources suggest by speaker and participants:Military One Source – Financial & LegalPowerpay.orgConsumerFinance.govFinrafoundation.orgEbenefits.va.goveXtension.orgeXtenion.org – Online Resources for You!WarriorCare.DoDLive.milAFBA.comEach military installation has a personal financial manager at the Military and Family Support Center Below are questions and discussions from our Financial Planning for Military Caregivers Webinar. center_img This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published January 29, 2016.last_img read more

Inspiration! Best Motion Design Reels 2012

first_imgWe’ve rounded up the best 2012 motion design reels!  See work from some of the world’s best designers and motion artists.From commercial agency work to creative freelancers, these reels represent some of the best motion design work being done in 2012.  These videos represent a variety of unique themes and techniques made using pro motion design tools like Maya, Blender and After Effects.  Awesome samples of tv spots, broadcast identities, program titles and animation – check out who made the list!2012 REEL from leftchannelCOSMO RAY 2012 REEL from Cosmo RaySHOWREEL 2012 from Sergio CalderonDRASTIC MOTION 2012 REEL from Drastic Motion2012 REEL from BuckSYNDROME 2012 REEl from Syndrome StudioBEN IN MOTION 2012 REEL from Benjamin Nichols2012 MOGRAPH REEL from Maha MohtasebALEX MAPAR – 2012 REEL from Alex Mapar2012 LOICA REEL from LOICARG MOTION – DEMO REEL 2012 from Rodrigo GusmãoDo you have an awesome motion design reel?Share it in the comments!last_img read more

Amarinder Singh, Sukhbir Singh Badal hail decision to release Sikh prisoners to mark Guru Nanak birth anniversary

first_imgPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has appreciated the Centre’s decision to accept the State’s plea for the release of prisoners convicted under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) who had completed their sentence and whose release was not perceived to be prejudicial to the peace and security of Punjab or the country. In a letter dated September 14, the Chief Minister urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to accept the State government’s formal proposal as a “goodwill gesture” on humanitarian grounds on the occasion.Eight Sikh prisoners, lodged in different jails in the country for committing crimes during the militancy phase in Punjab, will be released by the government on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November. Besides, through a special remission, the death sentence of another Sikh prisoner has been commuted to life imprisonment.Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said the government’s gesture was a fitting tribute to the atmosphere of religious zeal and harmony generated by celebrations of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.“We are very sure that this is just the starting point of the process to the review and release of all Sikh prisoners who had either served their full term or had been forced into unlawfulness under extenuating religious and emotional circumstances,” Mr. Badal said.last_img read more