Navy Wife Radio Tues 25 Nov – 10pmET features author Jill Connett and USAA’s J.J. Monanaro

Update:  30 Nov 08 – To order The Green Plate or for more information contact Jill at amy.connett(at)

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USAATuesday- Nov 25th – Thanksgiving Show Today’s show is all about entertaining and preparing for the holidays. We’ll share our Thanksgiving traditions and welcome Jill Connett, author of *The Green Plate*.

Also USAA’s, J.J. Montanaro stops by to give us some tips on budgeting for the Holidays. Join us!

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25 Nov 08 – Tuesday 10pm ET

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More on *The Green Plate”:

The Green Plate The Green Plate
by Jill Connett

“Moving is hard. Saying goodbye to friends is hard. Starting over is hard. In Jill Connett’s The Green Plate, discover how a simple plastic plate begins a friendship, helps friends say farewell, and reminds a family that time should not be wasted to know people and enjoy special times with friends and family. A simple act of hospitality, presenting new neighbors with brownies on a green plate, begins a journey of friendship. That same green plate becomes the farewell gift as friends must separate, a symbol of memories as death comes unexpectedly and encouragement to move on in the life of a military family. The Green Plate offers smiles, tears, and inspiration to begin again wherever and whenever the need arises to start over. Enjoy this tribute to hospitality, the military lifestyle, sacrifices, friendships past, and those to come. Jill Connett is from Talladega, Alabama. She teaches school and supports her husband’s military career wherever she and her family live at the time. She truly loves being a military wife and mother. She has loved traveling to new places and meeting new people among the hardships that come with always starting over. She writes, “Thank you to all of my family and friends who have supported us as we’ve moved from place to place. I’m proud of my husband and what he does, and I’m very blessed to be surrounded with people who share and support our adventurous lifestyle. May we have many more adventures to come.” The Green Plate story helps capture the enormous personal burden American military families are bearing today. Meeting US servicemen and servicewomen in the field and their families back home, I’ve always been humbled by their commitment and strength in the face of very real dangers. Jill Connett gives a revealing window into the joys and sadness of life on the homefront. -Jim Sciutto, Senior Foreign Correspondent, ABC News”

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More on J.J. Montanaro

Joseph “J.J.” Montanaro is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He is a native of Kansas City and earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. He holds Series 7, 63, and 65 licenses with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Montanaro has 14 years of experience in the financial services industry as a financial planner. Prior to joining USAA in December of 2002, Joseph owned and operated an office as a financial planner. Before entering the financial services industry, Joseph served in the U.S. Army for six years on active duty and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve.

Outside of work, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. His other interests include running, golf and reading.

For more info on J.J.’s webinar’s visit his webpage.