Collaboration Yields Scholarships for Killed Service Members’ Children

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American Legion member and praised author Vernon Williams discounts his timely book, "425 Ways to Stretch your $$$$." He donates 20 percent of all sales to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

Vernon Williams

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The Legion is honored to work with Vernon Williams to benefit the children of our Armed Forces who died while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.

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Columbia-based Vernon Williams, a financial education expert, and The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans service organization, have formed a nationwide partnership. He is offering his popular book, "425 Ways to Stretch Your $$$$," at a 50% discount and donating 20% of the proceeds to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships for children who have lost a parent in the war on terror.

"I believe every child should have access to a college education. That access should not be denied because a parent has been killed in the line of duty while defending our liberties,” said Vernon Williams.

“The Legion is honored to work with Vernon Williams to benefit the children of our Armed Forces who died while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001,” said Michael Novak, Program Coordinator, American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

How You Can Help Children Who Have Lost a Parent While Defending our Freedom

Visit http://www.howtocutyourexpenses.com/americanlegion.html and purchase your copy of "425 Ways to Stretch Your $$$$." Instead of paying the regular price of $19.95, you pay only $10.00.

20% of the purchase price goes to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to children of service members who have been killed in the line of duty since September 11, 2001.

Although children who have lost a parent in the line of duty are entitled to receive money toward a college education, it's not enough. The total survivor college benefit for these children is slightly more than $36,000. In today's dollars, this pays a little more than half of the cost of a 4-year degree. The gap between the amount provided and the cost of college widens when future costs are considered. The most conservative estimates suggest an annual increase in the cost of college of 5 percent per year. So, in 16 years, the most affordable college education will be approximately $106,000.

About Vernon Williams:

Vernon Williams has lived his passion of helping consumers achieve financial success for over 20 years. During that time he has taught hundreds of workshops on goal setting, setting up and managing a spending plan while eliminating unnecessary expenses. He has discussed his money-saving tips on several media outlets including National Public Radio Station WEAA and Comcast's "Money Matters Today" program.

In addition to having articles published in numerous articles in various publications, he is author of "425 Ways to Stretch Your $$$$" and "3 Rules that Guarantee Financial Success."

He is a sought after trainer and speaker by organizations from both the public and private sector.

Vernon has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and he is a member of the American Council on Consumer Interests.

Media Contact:
Vernon Williams
410-730-1746
http://www.howtocutyourexpenses.com/americanlegion.html

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