Not to mention planning for retirement and eventually, planning for your survivors.
Retirement creeps up on people who have what Pierce calls “a traditional style of retirement.”
The symposium will “help people unlearn” things and realize much of what they think “may not be steeped in financial truth.”
Pierce will lead most of the classes. Emily Baggett, an attorney in Redstone’s legal department, will lead the class on estate planning.
At the end of the day, a panel of experts including Pierce, Baggett, a tax professional from the legal department, Employee Assistance Program, and security managers will answer questions from the audience.
Pierce hopes as many active-duty Soldiers as possible will attend the symposium and said everyone with access to the Arsenal is welcome.
Refreshments including coffee and doughnuts in the morning and other snacks and drinks throughout the day will be provided, as will lunch, courtesy of the Army Emergency Relief fund in recognition of its annual campaign kickoff.
The first 100 registrants will receive a goody bag, Pierce said.
Although attendance is not required all day, it’s encouraged. Pierce said certificates of completion will be available for submission for Continuous Learning Points.
The symposium is free, but registration is required. Register at https://forms.osi.apps.mil/r/mYtsVVcwWc. If you have difficulties registering, send an email to email@example.com.
For more information, call the financial readiness program at 256-876-6299 or 256-876-5397.