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Virtual “Making $ense of Finance” Events in May to Educate and Protect Members of Military, Veterans


Harrisburg, PA - Throughout the month of May, member organizations of the PA Military Finance Alliance will be offering free, noncommercial financial capability webinars focusing on the unique financial challenges facing members of the military, veterans, and their families in recognition of Military Appreciation Month.

“The Making $ense of Finance seminars are an invaluable service to our military members, families and veterans as they conduct their financial planning,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler, Pennsylvania’s acting adjutant general and acting head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “May is Military Appreciation Month and we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with members of the Pennsylvania Military Finance Alliance to provide these free and informative seminars.”

“Making $ense of Finance” events will take place each Tuesday and Wednesday in May:

  • May 4   
    Who’s Who in Veterans Services - 12:00 PM
    Saving and Investing - 6:00 PM

  • May 5                    
    Saving and Investing - 10:00 AM
    Veteran Focused Scams - 6:00 PM

  • May 11                 
    Money Management - 12:00 PM
    What $ Do I Need to Retire? - 6:00 PM

  • May 12                 
    What $ Do I Need to Retire? - 10:00 AM
    Investing 201 - 6:00 PM

  • May 18                 
    Can You Identify a Scam? - 12:00 PM
    Make Your Retirement Last - 6:00 PM

  • May 19                 
    Military One Source Services / Make Your Retirement Last - 10:00 AM
    Credit Reports and Score - 6:00 PM

  • May 25                 
    TSP and Blended Retirement - 12:00 PM   
    5 Steps to Take If Victimized - 6:00 PM

  • May 26                 
    5 Steps to Take If Victimized - 10:00 AM
    AARP and Fraud BINGO - 6:00 PM

“Scammers often target members of the military due to their steady paycheck, often claiming a shared military background to gain trust. Because of frequent moves, sometimes on short notice, and being called away from home for months at a time, it also can be more difficult for service members to keep track of their finances,” Secretary of Banking and Securities Richard Vague said.

Individuals interested in attending any of the virtual events can register online. For more information about the conference, call 800-PA-BANKS (800-600-0007) or email

“Making $ense of Finance” is made possible through the Pennsylvania Military Finance Alliance, a cooperative effort of the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the PA Department of Banking and Securities, the PA Office of Attorney General, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Pennsylvania Military OneSource, Better Business Bureau of Western PA, Better Business Bureau of Eastern PA, Liberty USO, Army Community Service, PA National Guard, and Clarifi. The Alliance is the only collaboration of its kind in Pennsylvania devoted to helping members of the military make smart financial decisions. AARP Pennsylvania will also be a contributing participant in this program.

Virginia Lucy, Banking and Securities, 717.214.6036
Joan Nissley, Military and Veterans Affairs, 717.861.8720

MEDIA CONTACT: Virginia Lucy - 717.214.6036,

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