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    Services

    1. Society Services: PlanningWise Program for Financial, Career, and Life Planning

      PlanningWise is a one-on-one dynamic career, financial, and life planning program from the National MS Society that helps people living with MS evaluate and plan their career path and financial future.

    2. Third-Party Services: Financial Wellness Webinar Series

      The National Disability Institute hosts a regular webinar series on important financial wellness topics for persons with disabilities. Tune in to their website to view recordings of past episodes and stay tuned for future topics.

    3. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    Resources

    1. Teleconference Series: Financial Planning

      This teleconference provides introductory information on personal-needs and financial planning tools available and the processes for using these services.

      (recorded: 9 Feb 2011; time/size: 41m24s/8.68MB)

    2. Documents: Affordable Accessible Housing

      We offer a guide to help families living with MS evaluate their housing needs and better understand the range of options available to them.

    3. Websites: GreenPath University and Debt Solutions

      Offers educational courses developed by GreenPath financial counselors to provide you with unique, easy-to-use money management tools. Initial consultation is free.

    4. Websites: Financial Education Partners

      The National MS Society has partnered with Financial Education Partners to provide financial planning services to those living with MS. Financial Education Partners will assist you in finding a credentialed financial professional near you.

    5. Teleconference Series: Stages of Saving & Investing

      This teleconference covers the fundamentals of making investment decisions and the process of determining your portfolio's progress.

      (recorded: 2004; time/size: 52m31s/60.1MB)

    6. Teleconference Series: The First Rule of Successful Investing

      This teleconference covers the basics of beginning investing, including determining one's goals and then creating a plan to meet those goals.

      Download the accompanying documentation.

      (recorded: 2002; time/size: 57m20ss/65.6MB)

    7. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

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