Financial Readiness Challenge Events

Would you like a little in-person financial education?  Do you have specific questions and wonder who to ask?  Well, the Department of Defense has something just for you!  In conjunction with installation commanders, the DOD has begun offering Financial Readiness Challenge Events at locations across the country.  Available to military members and their families, these events will provide both workshops and individual financial counseling.

From the DefenseLink news article:

"Hands-on workshop sessions will provide
information on debt elimination, investing, car- and home-buying
strategies, the Thrift Savings Plan and retirement planning, building a
better budget and spending plan, paying for college, identity theft,
credit reports, and what to do in today’s economy, officials said."

At some locations, special children’s programs and child care may be available with pre-registration.

This is the current schedule:

TODAY:  Lackland Air Force Base

January 7th:  Beale Air Force Base (child care available)

January 24th:  Fort Belvoir, Virginia

February 23rd:  Naval Base Kitsap, Washington

February 25th:  Norfolk, Virginia

March 7th:  Fort Polk, Louisiana

I’m sure that more are being planned, but I couldn’t find any exact dates for other locations yet.

Registration is available through MilitaryHomefront.
The site also includes flyers, agendas, and other information as it
becomes available.  What a great program!  I can’t wait to attend –
I’ll be sure to tell you all about it.

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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.