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usarmy.tyad.usamc.mbx.acs@mail.mil

(570) 615-6682
DSN 795-6682
FAX (570) 615-9266

 

 

The Financial Readiness Program is focused on improving service member's personal finance status and their ability to perform as informed consumers.

Services include:
  • Basic Prevention Education:

Classes on banking and credit union services, budget development and record keeping, debt liquidation, credit, consumer rights and obligations, insurance, and personal finance.

  • Mandatory First Termers/Basic Money Management:

Classes on military pay and entitlements, checkbook management, sure pay, car buying, saving and investing, and credit rights and responsibilities.

  • Financial Planning:

Classes on goal setting, understanding investments, planning for transition/retirement, house buying and child's education.

  • Consumer Education:

Classes on comparative shopping, credit laws, how to resolve consumer complaints and consumer tips.

  • Financial Counseling:

Counsels soldier and spouse to establish financial goals and develop a savings plan, assist soldiers with reducing debt and gaining control of their financial affairs.

  • Emergency Food Program is a one-time emergency cash assistance that allows the soldier and family to purchase food and essential items from the Commissary. Application must be completed at ACS.
  • Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance:

Designed to remove the soldier's household from eligibility for benefits under the food stamp program. FSSA is a non-taxable supplemental subsistence allowance and the program was effective 1 May 01.

  • Credit Reports:

Experian: 1-888-397-3742
Equifax: 1-800-685-1111
Trans Union: 1-800-888-4213

Helpful Links: (The following links Open in a new browser window. Please see disclaimer below.)

Federal Consumer Information Center - This link is to the Consumer Information catalog center where you can order publications on all types of consumer issues.

Savings Bonds - You'll find just about all you'll ever need to know about Savings bonds.

FirstGov for Consumers - Consumer information and government programs.

Council of Better Business Bureaus

Better Business Bureau


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Page Last Updated 15-Apr-2014