Military Money Interviews H&R Block About Helping Military Service Members with Early Tax Refunds

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Featured in this edition of the "Military Money Interview of the Week" was Ken Treat, Senior Vice President for Field Management for H&R Block.

Many members of the military struggle with managing their finances, in many cases because they have limited time to spare. A provision of The Military Lending Act of 2007 was intended to deal with situations like these by offering "Refund Anticipation Loans" (RALs).

This timely topic was the focus of the January 27th edition of the "Military Money Interview of the Week" on, a weekly radio show that brings important financial and lifestyle information, advice and resources to our country's military and their families.

Featured in this edition of the "Military Money Interview of the Week" was Ken Treat, Senior Vice President for Field Management for H&R Block. Mr. Treat, a former Marine Corps Sergeant, discussed his company's RAL product designed to help military service members get cash refunds more quickly at tax time.

Mr. Treat was interviewed by Mike Schiano, the show's host who also serves as Vice President of Outreach for InCharge Education Foundation, Inc. based in Orlando, Florida. has partnered with American Forces Radio Network to offer personal finance tips and advice to military members and their families. "Military Money Minute" is broadcast six days a week, five times a day in more than 40 countries around the world.

To hear the complete interview with H&R Block's Ken Treat, visit

About Military Money®
Military Money is published by the InCharge® Education Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the National Military Family Association (NMFA). Military Money is part of the Department of Defense's "Financial Readiness Campaign," created and distributed with the support of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. For additional information, visit

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Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, InCharge® Institute of America, Inc., is a national nonprofit organization specializing in personal finance education and credit counseling. The InCharge Institute organization includes InCharge® Education Foundation, which publishes YOUNG MONEY® magazine and Military Money® magazine and offers basic financial management education to clients and the general public, and InCharge® Debt Solutions, which provides professional credit counseling and education services. InCharge Debt Solutions is a member of the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA). For additional information, visit

About H&R Block
H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is a leading provider of tax, financial, accounting and business consulting services and products. H&R Block is the world's largest tax services provider, having prepared more than 400 million tax returns since 1955. The company and its subsidiaries generated revenues of $4.9 billion and net income of $490 million in fiscal year 2006. The company operates in three principal business segments: Tax Services (income tax preparation and advice via in-office, online and software solutions); Business Services (tax, accounting and consulting services for midsized businesses); and Consumer Financial Services (investment and financial advisory services, retail and banking services). Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., H&R Block markets its services and products under two leading brands - H&R Block, and RSM McGladrey.

For more information contact Lillie S. Cannon, PhD
Military Project, Program Manager
703 217-2960

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