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Matt Kabala “is a graduate of Ohio University and holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. He is currently employed by Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Department where he serves as a Senior Firefighter and manager of the firefighters’ supplemental retirement fund.”  Matt Kabala is the author of The Missing Semester.

According to the book description of The Missing Semester, “Choices we make every day have financial consequences--in some cases, BIG financial consequences. Understanding these critical decisions requires understanding their long-term effects. The Missing Semester provides a short course on the essentials for making wise financial decisions and gaining financial freedom. Although designed with the recent college graduate in mind, The Missing Semester is relevant to a much wider audience. Those who bypassed college, or who are already in the working world, may better relate to some of the topics discussed. For those still in college or high school, this is a chance to get a head-start on peers and an independent life. The Missing Semester is based on the principle of ownership--ownership of your financial future. It begins with the premise that your financial future is your responsibility, and that you cannot plan for or expect help. The book shows how to build a strong financial foundation, prepare for the unexpected, and confront challenges.”

About the Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue Department

According to the Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue, they “began operations July 1, 1993 as a consolidation of the former Sea Pines Forest Beach Fire Department, the Hilton Head Fire District and the Hilton Head Island Rescue Squad. Hilton Head Island is the largest barrier island off the Atlantic coast with 22,000 acres of semi-tropical low country geography which includes unspoiled sea marshes, creeks, lagoons, forests and 12 miles of beach. Protecting a population of approximately 35,000 full time residents and over a million visitors yearly, Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue has 7 fire stations served by an enhanced 911 communications dispatch center.”

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