We are not service providers; we know that many agencies provide great services. We are conveners. We translate the needs of military families in a way that service providers can understand—and we translate the services in a way that speaks to our families.
MilCents’ Twitter chats are an easy way to talk to other military families and financial experts about your money questions. We know that not everyone is a Twitter expert, so we’ve created an easy guide to get you tweeting in no time.
A Twitter chat is like a meeting on Twitter; it has a specific discussion topic and a scheduled start time. Using the hashtag #MilCents at the end of each tweet, MFAN will ask questions to a group of financial experts.
Twitter chats give you an opportunity to discuss your money questions with other military families and with financial experts. You’ll be able to engage with other participants, read their questions, and maybe even answer some — just follow #MilCents during the chat.
Participation in a MilCents Twitter chat gives you access to a group of financial experts who are ready to answer your questions.
To participate in a Twitter chat you will need a Twitter account. Don’t have an account? Click here to learn how to create one.
To follow or join the chat, head over to MFAN’s Twitter page. If you’d like to ask a question during the chat, send it to @Mil_FANet using hashtag #MilCents.
Google Hangouts are an easy way to connect with people, no matter where they are, via video chat.
New to Hangouts? We’ll show you the ropes. Check out our guide below, and you’ll be “hanging out” in no time!
A Google Hangout is a video chat program that allows you to “hang out” and talk to friends, family, and — in the MilCents program—financial experts! Unlike other video chats, Hangouts can have up to 10 people on screen interacting.
MilCents is using Hangouts to give you the opportunity to talk to financial experts, ask questions, and gain insights on a number of financial topics.
By participating in a Hangout, you can talk face-to-face with financial experts and gain valuable tips to help you learn how to get your money in gear.
Can’t make a Hangout? No problem! All of the Hangouts will be recorded and available on the MilCents website.
Participating in a Hangout is easy. Just click “Play”! Each Hangout will stream live on its daily page on the MilCents website.
The MilCents workbook is a set of worksheets you’ll use during MilCents to get your money in gear. We will use the MilCents workbook at several points during the program, so we suggest you download a copy, save it to your personal computer, and use the same workbook throughout the program.
The workbook is already programmed with formulas to automatically calculate things like your monthly net (the gray cells), so all you need to do is enter the information asked of you in each worksheet (the white cells).
Workbook activities are scheduled for the following topics:
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