Lifelong Learning Center Building 7122
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (229) 639-6440 for more information
Personal Financial Management assists Marines, Sailors, and their family members in developing realistic budgets, reducing debt, and resolving consumer complaints. These services are free of charge and part of your benefits by serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
What we offer
Understanding military retirement benefits
Thrift Savings Plan
ROTH Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)
Understanding pay and allowances
Developing a budget
Using credit wisely
Planning for major purchases
Personal Financial Management offers classes on the following topics:
Thrift Savings Plan
Developing a Spending Plan
Understanding Civilian Health Insurance
http://www.consumer.ga.gov/consumer-topics/military-consumer-protection-resource-page Military consumer protections under Georgia state law.
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers consumer information to avoid and respond to identity theft, unlawful practices related to lending, and common purchases, such as vehicle and home buying.
https://www.personalfinanceformilitarylife.org/calculators OSD has developed these calculators to help with basic financial understanding of military to civilian pay, auto loan comparisons, and other important financial decisions.
https://www.saveandinvest.org/military The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) provide investor education via this site, which also has information specific to the military, including resources for transitioning out of the military and the Military Spouse Fellowship Program. The Fellowship is awarded to multiple military spouses each year to help pay for the expenses of earning the Accredited Financial Counselor credential from the Association of Financial Counselors, Planners,and Educators (AFCPE).
https://www.milspousemoneymission.org The Military Spouse Money Mission provides education and resources to spouses so that they are empowered and educated about the subject of money.
https://www.nmcrs.org Navy Marine Corps Relief Society provides no interest loans and sometimes grants to help service members and their families with emergency assistance. Also, they provide financial education through budgeting and scholarships to help military family members attend higher education. Their Budget for Baby program prepares expectant parents with information on what expenses to anticipate as well as a gift card and supplies to prepare financially.
https://tricare.benefeds.com Site for vision and dental plans that retiring service members and their families can opt into. It's important for retirees to update their DEERS information and contact TRICARE within 30 days of their retirement to maintain benefits eligibility.
https://militarypay.defense.gov/calculators/active-duty-retirement/final-pay-calculator/ Allows you to input your specific military service details to calculate an estimate of your retired pay. Other calculators are available, including regular military compensation, Blended Retirement System, and Survivors Benefit Plan.
https://finred.usalearning.gov/ DoD Office of Financial Readiness provides educational content on a variety of military topics, including Thrift Savings Plan, and Blended Retirement System, deployment, among others. This site has content relevant to all branches of military service.
https://actuary.defense.gov DoD's Office of the Actuary has several statistical resources, but also provides calculators for the Survivor Benefit Program so that retiring SMs and their spouses can reasonably estimate SBP premiums. This is important in making an informed decision about electing or not electing SBP at retirement.
https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/ Comprehensive website of all benefits offered by the Veterans Administration, including education, life insurance, home loan guarantee, and disability compensation.