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!