Local

March 7, 2014

Military Saves encourages financial responsibility

The Edwards community participated in an Air Force-wide effort to encourage financial responsibility the week of Feb. 25–28. Known as Military Saves Week, the event is sponsored collaboratively by the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, the Armed Forces Bank and Edwards Federal Credit Union.

The Edwards community participated in an Air Force-wide effort to encourage financial responsibility the week of Feb. 25-28, known as Military Saves Week.

The event is a collaborative effort between the Airmen and Family Readiness Center, the Armed Forces Bank and Edwards Federal Credit Union.

Tables were set up in the Exchange with materials regarding student loans, debt management, credit card use and identity theft.

“We encourage you to make a pledge, a saver’s pledge that you are going to save so much money a month or a pay period as you can,” said Linda Crump, Airmen and Family Readiness Center, Community Readiness consultant.

In addition to signing a pledge, visitors to the table were invited to sign up for an appointment for a budget analysis at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center.

“The budget analysis is probably the most valuable piece because a budget analysis gives you tangible information that you can work with and know where you are financially and it will help you to build your financial wellness step by step,” said Crump.

For those who missed the event, Crump is available for budget analysis appointments year round. To prepare for an appointment, Crump asks that person, civilian or military, bring their leave and earnings statement.

“We can’t do anything unless we see how much is coming in,” said Crump. “You need to be very much aware of your financial situation what you have going out and what you have going in. Then we sit down and look at things we can cut, things we can add and then we make the adjustments together as a team.”

Crump financially counsels people in all different kinds of financial situations. Some are looking for ways to enhance their financial wellness while others come in financially strapped looking for ways to fix their situation.

“I recommend in my counseling on a day-to-day basis that an individual has three savings. I believe you need to have a day-to-day operational savings, an emergency savings and a long-term savings, so it’s very essential that we look out for the here-and-now, the unexpected and the future.”

Visitors to the Military Saves booth also found literature on improving credit scores and buyers guides for used cars and homes. The Edwards Federal Credit Union encouraged saving with a drawing for a piggy bank.

“[Military Saves] is important because sometimes we lose focus of savings,” said Crump. “This way we have specials and offers and things that we can use to help you get started, not only for the military worker, the civilian worker, but for the family as a whole. So it’s very important to stimulate that thought process to get back into saving.”

For more information, drop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center in the old Conference Center building, or call (661) 277-4662.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs June 26, 2015

Legal office closure The base legal office will be closed for legal assistance July 2. For more information, call 661-277-4310. Lt. Col. Promotion Team Edwards is cordially invited to a promotion party 4:30 p.m., June 26 at Pancho’s in Club Muroc to celebrate the newest lieutenant colonel selectees. The selectees are: Michael Batchelor, 412th Aircraft...
 
 

Leaders: the good, bad, and forgotten

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas–It’s been my Air Force experience there are three categories of leaders- the Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten. Everyone reading this probably thinks they’re in the first category, but we know that’s not the case. Airmen who work for you certainly wish that were true, but not every leader’s an...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, hands the Air Force Test Center guidon to Maj. Gen. David Harris June 18. Harris assumed command from Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bu...
 

 

Enhance teamwork, effectiveness, significance and leadership skills!

Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices. The program’s goal is to build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen....
 
 

AFMC Employee Assistance Program services

Personal problems can affect the lives of employees both at home and at work. To help prevent, identify and resolve potential stressors or issues, Air Force Materiel Command partners with Federal Occupational Health to provide our Employee Assistance Program services. EAP services are offered free (limitations apply) to civilians and their family members. The EAP...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato

Annie Banannie dazzles during summer reading program

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Balloons come to life during Annie Banannie’s story time for the kids at the base library June 19. The story’s hero utilizes laser vision, just one of his many super powers, to combat t...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>