The Dime Roll: Giving Thanks This Veterans Day

November 10, 2017

This week on The Dime Roll, we're giving thanks. No, it's not for Thanksgiving (although we find it pretty crazy that Turkey Day is just two weeks awaywhere the heck is 2017 going?!)...it's for all the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces, ensuring our safety and preserving our freedom today and every day. For Veterans Day this year, Colorado PERA is partnering with the Colorado Veterans Project, a Denver-based organization that hosts events to raise awareness and funds for veteran and veteran-adjacent charities across the state. With its mission to "enhance pride and patriotism in all Coloradans by building a stronger, more supportive community around our veterans," we and our fellow PERA employees can't think of a more worthy cause. If you'd like to learn more about the Colorado Veterans Project and the ways you, too, can support their efforts, click here.

And because this is The Dime, we'd be remiss if we didn't also impart on you some of our bread-and-butter financial literacy content. This week, we're looking at the slippery slope of choosing to ignore (or, at the very least, not facing) the debt you owe. We're here to tell you that contrary to popular belief, ignorance is not bliss. So yeah, don't be that guy/gal...and go ahead and hop on over here to learn more.

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This week on The Dime:

Ignorance Is NOT Bliss: How Much Debt Do You Owe?

Veterans Day 2017: In Support of the Colorado Veterans Project

Interesting stuff from around the web:

New & Interesting:

Facebook Tests New Method to Fight Revenge Porn via U.S. News & World Report

10 Freebies for Local Vets This Weekend via 5280

Millennial Power:

Why Millennials Are The Most Important Consumer Generation For The Travel Industry via Forbes

Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply. via The New York Times

Money:

5 Strategies To Help You Meet Your Retirement Goals (That Don't Involve Saving More Money) via Forbes

3 self-made millionaires share their No. 1 money-saving trick via CNBC