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Advisors explain financial success to employees of Camp Ripley

Posted: January 21, 2014 - 6:10pm
Sara Thingvold, Business Development Specialist with Hiway Federal Credit Union discusses financial methodology with Maj. John Donovan of Camp Ripley Jan 15, 2014.  Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey
Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey
Sara Thingvold, Business Development Specialist with Hiway Federal Credit Union discusses financial methodology with Maj. John Donovan of Camp Ripley Jan 15, 2014.

CAMP RIPLEY — Financial investors, counselors and legal advisors Jan. 15 offered Camp Ripley employees guidance on making goals for a successful financial future.

“We are here to help set goals, turn financial goals into reality through proper budgeting and taking inventory of their personal finances,” said Sara Thingvold, Business Development Specialist with Hiway Federal Credit Union.

Service members and their families are encouraged to schedule a confidential meeting to learn about investing and maximizing retirement benefits while maintaining a healthy, realistic financial lifestyle.

“Everyone has the opportunity to meet a counselor during a ‘Lunch and Learn’ class that is offered on post for about an hour,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Worden, Camp Ripley Command Sergeant Major. “All are welcome to bring a lunch and listen to the presentation.”

In addition to financial advice, service members and their families learned the basic differences of wills and revocable trusts from Charles E. Nelson of Chandler and Brown LTD. Service members may consult their military attorney office for info pertaining to wills.

Personal Financial Counselor Craig Hovland, formally a managing partner at Financial Literacy Partners LLC, provides financial consultation to service members and their families. His availability to the Minnesota National Guard can be sought out by contacting a local Family Assistance Center to set up an appointment.

“All of these options are available to learn the steps in achieving goals for a successful future,” said Sara Thingvold of Hiway Federal Credit Union. “Understanding your TSP, 403b, 401k, etc., is important especially during the transition back into the civilian lifestyle,” added Sara.

To schedule a confidential meeting please call 651-325-4155 or email sthingvold@hiway.org.