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Midmorning: Soldiers, birds and personal finance

Posted at 7:48 AM on May 18, 2007 by Bill Wareham

At 9 a.m., Kerri Miller and her guests discuss how the changing demographics of an all-volunteer military is requiring changes to recruiting and training. Kerri's guests include Guy Raz, NPR's defense correspondent; Brian Mockenhaupt, who has served two tours of duty in Iraq and who wrote The Army We Have" for the June edition of the Atlantic; and Michael O' Hanlon, senior fellow, foreign policy studies at Brookings Institution.
Later in the 9 o'clock hour, Kerri revisits how the West Nile virus is affecting Minnesota's bird population with Carrol Henderson, a nongame wildlife specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the author of Woodworking for Wildlife and Landscaping for Wildlife.

Then at 10 a.m., the talk turns to personal finance. Most financial advisors recommend saving, but we have many reasons why we set aside a portion of our paychecks. Ruth Hayden and Midmorning listeners weigh in with their ideas and strategies for tricking the urge to spend it all.
Hayden is a longtime personal finance educator and has written many books including Your Money Life: The "Make-It-Work" Workbook.