Hopefully, many of you have saved or made some money from the ideas I have presented on this blog. At this point, I'd like to raise awareness for the families of the 22 Navy fighters who recently lost their lives in Afghanistan.

As you know, 17 Navy SEALs and the 5 Naval Special Warfare forces gave their lives serving their country in Afghanistan on Aug. 6. Some of their pictures and stories have been on television the past few days. If you are interested in honoring these men and helping their families, you can visit the The Navy Seal Foundation at http://navysealfoundation.org/ and make a contribution via:  

Texting "SEAL" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Donating over the phone by calling (757) 763-5501.

Or making an online gift at https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=4730.

As their Web site states: When a warrior falls, the foundation is prepared to take the burden of cost away from the families and help them with planning. The families will have enough to concern themselves with during this time.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the families of these fallen warriors and Financial Advisor magazine has made a $1,000 contribution to the fund.