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5 Simple Secrets to Maximizing Your Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits

Tuesday, May 10, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The new Post 9-11 GI Bill is a powerful education tool for veterans, service members and - thanks to the new transfer feature - a service member's spouse and/or children. Unfortunately, some of the information "on the street" is not accurate and is leading service members to make critical mistakes in making the best use of this wonderful new benefit. 

Please join us for a fast-paced 90-minute educational session by one of the country's leading Post 9-11 GI Bill authorities that will cover: 

* The "must know" basics of the Post 9-11 GI Bill

* 3 GI Bill transfer mistakes that can cost you a bundle (and how to avoid them)

* Why using the benefit for your spouse while on active duty could be your best financial move

* How the new GI Bill works if you have MGIB, VEAP or Vietnam-era GI Bill benefits

* Developing your step-by-step action plan to using the Post 9-11GI Bill 

We have extensive Q & A time built into the presentation, so don't miss the chance to get your Post 9-11 GI Bill questions answered!



The Four Pillars of Successful Retirement

Wednesday, May 11, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

When should I take Social Security?  How much can I spend each year from my retirement accounts?  What is the best retirement income source to tap first? How do I structure my investments before retirement?  With the current financial crisis, answering these questions is key for long-term financial success.  This high-impact seminar looks at four key components of building a successful retirement plan, even in difficult financial times.  We will explore the integration of military/federal civilian retired pay, Social Security, the TSP, private sector 401(k)s and IRAs to create a retirement income stream that you can live with.
Presenter: Phillip A. Dyer, CFP®, RLP®

Deputy Director, Financial Education
Military Officers Association of America


Phil Dyer, CFP®, RLP® is deputy director, financial education at MOAA. Phil attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1985. He served on active duty as an armor officer with duty assignments in Germany and Ft. Knox, Ky., and achieved the rank of captain. After separating from active duty in 1990 to pursue opportunities in the private sector, he worked in pharmaceuticals sales as an institutional healthcare consultant.

He transitioned to financial planning in 1997 and specializes in financial education, employee benefits, and military-to-civilian transition educational programs. He has presented over 500 educational briefings for corporate, non-profit, military, and educational organizations over the last 13 years. He writes regular financial columns for Military Officer and Military Spouse magazines and is frequently quoted in the media on military financial planning issues.

MOAA Spouse Symposium and Career Fair: Keeping a Career on the Move

Thursday, May 12, 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Discover your strengths, market your skills and share solutions on portable careers
Symposium: $25
Career Fair: FREE