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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Department of Defense personnel stationed in the Pacific will have an opportunity to learn from nationally recognized financial experts.

Host of the PBS television series “Moneywise,” Kelvin Boston is scheduled to speak at several Navy and Marine Corps bases in Japan and Okinawa.

Boston will discuss personal finances and his new new book, “Who’s Afraid to Be a Millionaire.”

Paul Atkins of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will visit Yokosuka Naval Base on Oct. 19 to discuss the benefits of long-term investment, ways to avoid fraud, how to select a broker and investing basics.

All events are open to active-duty and reserve servicemembers, family members, teenagers, DOD personnel, retirees and contactors.

According to www.moneywise. tv, Boston grew up in the public housing projects of South Wilmington, Del. After graduating from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, he organized a counseling service to assist low-income families in becoming homeowners.

Today, the South Wilmington Housing Counseling Service is one of the leading community-housing development organizations in Delaware.

Atkins was appointed by President Bush to be a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 29, 2002.

His term expires in 2008.


The TV host will offer several other financial awareness programs in mainland Japan and on Okinawa:

Tues., Oct. 9: Sasebo Naval BaseThurs., Oct. 11: Yokosuka Naval BaseFri., Oct. 12: Naval Air Facility AtsugiMon., Oct. 15: Marine Corps Air Station IwakuniTues., Oct. 16: Marine Corps Base Camp FujiWed., Oct. 17: Okinawa, Camp FosterThurs., Oct. 18: Okinawa, Camp FosterFor exact times and venues, contact your Fleet and Family Support Center.

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