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Personal Finance Management

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Individual Financial Consultation

  • FFSC Financial Educators can provide one-on-one, individual consultation on a wide array of personal financial matters.
  • Call the nearest FFSC to schedule an appointment.

ART OF MONEY MANAGEMENT

This workshop provides in-depth instruction and information on developing successful money management skills. Topics include understanding and using credit, Navy pay and allowances, spending strategies, and how to save and invest.

CAR BUYING STRATEGIES

Looking for a car? Don't get taken for a ride! Learn all the important do's and don't's BEFORE you step onto the car lot in this single-session program. Topics include negotiating, trade-ins, discounts, financing, high-pressure sales tactics, and tricks to watch out for.

DEVELOPING YOUR SPENDING PLAN

Program offered only as a command-requested program. Not available as all-comers — no scheduled program dates. Do you want to get control of your financial life? This single-session workshop can help you develop a realistic spending plan. With this spending plan in place, you’ll be on your way to paying your bills on time and achieving your short and long-term financial goals.

UNDERSTANDING TSP

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides all service members with the opportunity to get an immediate tax break while saving for their and their family's future. Learn how to take advantage of this exciting government-sponsored savings and investment program to build wealth and achieve financial independence in this ninety-minute workshop.

MILLION DOLLAR SAILOR

A two-day interactive program for active duty service members, reservists, retirees and family members who are financially stable and are looking for more in-depth information on topics such as financial goal setting and implementation, debt reduction, savings, investing, and long-term wealth building.

CONSUMER AWARENESS

Have you ever made a purchase that you later regretted? It's a jungle out there, and this single-session workshop will teach you how to be a savvy consumer. Topics include avoiding purchasing pitfalls, how to exercise your consumer rights, methods for resolving consumer complaints, and ways to access consumer advocacy resources.

CREDIT MANAGEMENT

This single-session workshop provides valuable information on establishing a credit history, choosing and using credit and debit cards, debt-to-income ratio, consumer installment loans, credit reports, and effectively managing your credit.

HOME OWNERSHIP

VHDA's Home Ownership workshop is designed to take the mystery out of buying a home. Learn more about managing personal finances and credit: working with a lender and real estate agent; and completing the loan process and home inspection. You'll also learn ways to protect your investment as a home owner.

HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS FINANCIALLY

Learn how to reduce the financial stress of the holidays. This 90-minute workshop helps participants plan for holiday spending and make the most effective use of money this holiday season. Offered seasonally and at command request.

Offered Seasonally. Call the center nearest you for more information or to schedule a class at your command.

IDENTITY THEFT

This single session workshop explains the different types of identity theft, teaches ways to guard against identity theft, discusses ways to manage your personal information, and offers steps you should take if your identity is stolen. Open to military members and their families.

THE BASICS OF RETIREMENT PLANNING

This single session, interactive program introduces the basic concepts of financial retirement planning, including the military retirement system and the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This is a must, if you are leaving the military.

SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS

This single session, interactive program, suitable for all audiences, is designed to develop more in depth knowledge and skills that will enable participants to save and invest wisely. Explore various investment options and learn which instrument best suits you and your individual goal.

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