A Wealth of Resources

On a recent trip, I picked up a copy of The Flagship, the Hampton Roads area’s Navy newspaper.  I was amazed at what I found inside:  a huge list of the many classes offered by the Fleet and Family Support Centers.  The calendar covered about two weeks worth of classes, and there were 8 classes offered that dealt just with financial issues, and several other classes that touched on finances as part of the class subject.  I felt like a kid on the outside of a candy store:  so many classes, but I don’t live in Hampton Roads.  Inspired, I began looking in my own area for similar offerings.  I live between two installations, one small and one large (but not huge.)  The smaller base seems to offer a couple of financial education classes a month.  The larger post has a ton of classes available.

I encourage you to investigate the financial education classes and services offered by your base/post/barracks/whatever.  They are a great resource for learning, plus they are free!

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.