Fort Drum Financial Readiness

Fort Drum Financial Readiness Financial Planning & Consumer Affairs Services - Personal Financial Planning and Consumer Affairs Services are offered to help Soldiers and their Families

Fort Drum Thrift Shop
02/04/2020

Fort Drum Thrift Shop

Today's the day! Well Tuesday-Thursday 0930-1400. Will we see you there?

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
02/04/2020

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Eligible military spouses now have more options for using the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship! https://bit.ly/37Wvgrr

Fort Drum Thrift Shop
02/03/2020

Fort Drum Thrift Shop

Who's ready for tomorrow. Fort Drum thrift shop reopening Tuesday, February 4th 0930-1400.

Dont forget tomorrow is also the chance to join the team as a volunteer. Also, donations accepted tomorrow. Your thrift shop is as great as we all make it. Can't wait to see you there!

Having good credit gives you choices. Call to set up an appointment with your local Financial Readiness experts to learn...
01/31/2020

Having good credit gives you choices.
Call to set up an appointment with your local Financial Readiness experts to learn how to increase your credit score.

315-772-2919/315-772-0050

Maximize your match by take advantage of TSP matching resources with Max the Match.Have questions? Call you local Financ...
01/31/2020

Maximize your match by take advantage of TSP matching resources with Max the Match.

Have questions? Call you local Financial Readiness experts @315-772-0050/2919

Are you and your Service Member getting ready to leave for deployment or getting back from deployment? Read some of the ...
01/30/2020
National Military Family Association

Are you and your Service Member getting ready to leave for deployment or getting back from deployment? Read some of the new Paid Family Leave entitlements available in some states, NY being one of them!

Paid family leave affects readiness. Here’s what you need to know.

"Soldiers must also provide proof of their out-of-pocket childcare expenses and validate their financial need each month...
01/30/2020
Army Emergency Relief

"Soldiers must also provide proof of their out-of-pocket childcare expenses and validate their financial need each month at their local AER office. The initial request should be submitted within the first 120 days after the family arrives to the new duty station."

For more details click on the link below and read the article in full.

Still have questions? Call Fort Drum AER @315-772-6560

It's true! 🤗

Starting February 1st, AER will be providing assistance to help cover out-of-pocket childcare expenses for Soldiers and Families who move to a new duty station! 🤩

Check out the details! ⬇️

Military Saves Month is just around the corner. Have you started thinking about what you are pledging to save for this y...
01/29/2020

Military Saves Month is just around the corner. Have you started thinking about what you are pledging to save for this year?
#MSM2020

Military Consumer
01/28/2020
Military Consumer

Military Consumer

Imposter scams was the number one fraud reported to Sentinel in 2019. People reported losing more than $667 million to imposters, who often pretended to be calling from the government or a well-known business, a romantic interest, or a family member with an emergency. When people lost money, they most frequently reported paying scammers with a gift card. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/paying-scammers-gift-cards

Are you ready to start investing in your future? Looking for something to do for your SFRG meeting?Is your unit in need ...
01/28/2020

Are you ready to start investing in your future?
Looking for something to do for your SFRG meeting?
Is your unit in need of a refresher briefing?
Or, would you like to schedule a one on one?
Check out the available classes ACS Financial Readiness has to offer upon request! Call 315-772-0050/2919

The true cost of your vehicle is more than just your monthly vehicle payment, gasoline and auto insurance. What about th...
01/27/2020

The true cost of your vehicle is more than just your monthly vehicle payment, gasoline and auto insurance. What about that upcoming oil change, tune up, tire rotation, brake pad replacement and new tires? Here's a short read that provides some helpful tips to help you budget for all you vehicle expenses.
Still unsure? Call your local experts at ACS Financial Readiness and set up an appointment 315-772-2919/0050

https://medium.com/@dodfinred/ostriches-should-not-own-cars-d1979f7d7edd

Fort Drum FMWR
01/27/2020

Fort Drum FMWR

FREE BOWLING AND SHOES‼️

THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOWLING IS OUT OF THIS WORLD AND IT’S NOW PART OF PINE PLAINS BOWLING EXPERIENCE AT FORT DRUM!!!

Join us for this three day EPIC PARTY of free bowling and shoes. A maximum of 60 minutes of free bowling. See for yourself, why bowling will never be the same. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 😀

Join us for the party of all parties…

Date: Friday, January 31: 5 - 10 pm
Saturday, February 1: 11 am - 11 pm
Sunday, February 2: 11 am - 11 pm
Where: Pine Plains Bowling Center

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
01/23/2020

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Military OneSource's no-cost tax preparation and filing software, MilTax, will be available starting today! https://bit.ly/35rA467

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program
01/23/2020

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program

Join us for a Valentines Day Couples Cooking Class! Call (315) 772-5914 to sign up!

*Our goal is to make this a romantic evening for you and your spouse, so please no children - thank you*

ACS Financial Readiness Program. How may we serve you?315-772-2919 or 315-772-0050
01/22/2020

ACS Financial Readiness Program. How may we serve you?
315-772-2919 or 315-772-0050

Six Steps To Starting Your Savings Journey:        Step 1: Create your savings goals    Step 2: Develop your savings act...
01/22/2020

Six Steps To Starting Your Savings Journey:

Step 1: Create your savings goals
Step 2: Develop your savings action plan
Step 3: Get a handle on your money
Step 4: Make your savings automatic
Step 5: Put your savings action plan to work
Step 6: Plan for the future

Take that first step forward by calling you local experts at Financial Readiness for an appointment today!
315-772-2919/0050

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
01/21/2020

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Start them young. Teach your kids about financial responsibility, and you’ll be setting them up for a more secure future. https://bit.ly/36eWKHc

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
01/17/2020

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Paying for education and training, as well as controlling the spending that takes place while going to school, can be a challenge. Learn about a variety of resources available to #militaryspouses that can help you plan, budget and manage these costs. https://bit.ly/35PLUXK

Your credit report is the first impression to creditors and lenders. Call for an appointment today to meet with your loc...
01/16/2020

Your credit report is the first impression to creditors and lenders. Call for an appointment today to meet with your local financial counselor to see what your credit report is saying about you. 315-772-0050/2919

Now that you know why credit matters, it’s time to get your credit in order. Sometimes the hardest part is getting started. The first step is to pull your credit report. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xdcDw

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
01/16/2020

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Oof! Now is about the time of year the credit card bills from holiday spending start pouring in. If you were a little too jolly in your spending, make a plan to pay off those purchases or schedule a visit with a personal financial manager or counselor to get that debt under control.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
01/15/2020
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Broken appliances, car breakdowns, surprise illness…. Life is full of the unexpected. Make sure you’re prepared to handle financial shocks. Start building an emergency fund today. #YouSavedForThis

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
01/15/2020

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Need help understanding how the new tax laws affect you as a service member? The IRS has a webpage full of information just for members of the military:
https://www.irs.gov/individuals/military.

#TaxTipTuesday

01/14/2020
Military Touchpoint Series: Deployment and Your Finances

Making sure your financial house is in order is very important, especially if you have a deployment coming up. Here are the steps to take before you leave — and again when you return.
Still have questions? Call and make an appointment today with your local Financial Readiness Counselor. 315-772-2919/0050

Making sure your financial house is in order is very important, especially if you have a deployment coming up. Here are the steps to take before you leave — ...

01/13/2020
Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Don’t pass up free money! Tune in to find out how to take advantage of all the matching contributions you qualify to receive under #BlendedRetirement.

Your service wants to help you reach your retirement goals. Tune in to find out how take advantage of all the matching contributions you qualify to receive.

One of the best ways to achieve your financial goals is to start small. Just starting out? Putting aside some money even...
01/10/2020

One of the best ways to achieve your financial goals is to start small. Just starting out? Putting aside some money even if it’s a small amount like $5 or $10 a week is a good place to start. Call today and make an appointment with your local financial experts at ACS Financial Readiness.
315-772-2919 or 315-772-0050

One of the best ways to achieve your financial goals is to start small. Just starting out? Putting aside some money—even if it’s a small amount like $5 or $10 a week—is a good place to start. Consider these resources for even more ways to save: https://bit.ly/2IBTlKc.

The end of one year and start of another is a great time to assess your personal finances and take action to improve you...
01/09/2020
15 Year-End Financial Planning Strategies - Military Families Learning Network

The end of one year and start of another is a great time to assess your personal finances and take action to improve your net worth and overall financial well-being. It’s not too late to get started for 2020. Call for an appointment to meet with one of your local Financial Readiness experts 315-772-2919/0050
https://bit.ly/37Ft2ft

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] The end of one year and start of another is a great time to assess your personal finances and take action to improve your net worth and overall financial well-being. Not sure how to get started? Consider the...

Fort Drum Army Community Service
01/09/2020

Fort Drum Army Community Service

Family Advocacy Program & New Parent Support are no longer in the Army Community Service building. Their new location is in the ASAP building, P10250 4th Armored Div. Dr. Any questions call 315-772-5914/0593/2279.

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program
01/09/2020

Fort Drum Family Advocacy Program

Join us Wednesday, January 15th at the Crescent Woods Community Center for a Cooking Class! This month's cooking class will focus on Breakfast On the Go!

Please call (315) 772-5914 to sign up - be sure to let us know of any food allergies.

Errors on your credit reports can lower your credit score, which could hurt your ability to get new lines of credit or m...
01/06/2020
Common errors people find on their credit report - and how to get them fixed

Errors on your credit reports can lower your credit score, which could hurt your ability to get new lines of credit or make the terms of credit more expensive. Ultimately, these errors could be costing you money. For your free credit report and to learn how to get them fixed call for an appointment to meet with a Financial Counselor today! 315-772-2919/0050

When you're reviewing your credit report make sure to look for these common errors.

Not all New Years Resolutions require burpees and squats. Set new financial goals to reach for by updating your spending...
01/06/2020
Military Touchpoint Series: Updating a Spending Plan

Not all New Years Resolutions require burpees and squats. Set new financial goals to reach for by updating your spending plan. If you need assistance, let the counselors at ACS Financial Readiness help you get started. Call for an appointment today 315-772-2919/0050

You may be tempted to hit cruise control on your finances once you have established your goals and created a spending plan to achieve them. But think of your...

Start off the New Year by kick starting your Savings Fund💰 With tax time just around the corner, use the 30- 40- 30 Plan...
01/03/2020

Start off the New Year by kick starting your Savings Fund💰 With tax time just around the corner, use the 30- 40- 30 Plan and have a plan for your tax refund.
If you have questions on the what is the best use of your tax refund, call and make an appointment today to meet with one of your local Financial Experts at 315-772-2919/0050

Federal Trade Commission
01/02/2020

Federal Trade Commission

Starting a work-at-home business can give you the flexibility to set your own hours and be your own boss. But when you search online or get ads by email, you’ll often find scammers instead of a real opportunity. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xpMT6

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
12/31/2019

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

The end of the year is an ideal time to review your Thrift Savings Plan account and make changes for the new year! Implement any changes you need to keep your retirement savings on track in the new year and beyond! https://bit.ly/2Lj8zVj

Fort Drum FMWR
12/31/2019

Fort Drum FMWR

🏒All Army Hockey vs. Watertown Wolves Scrimmage🏒

T O D A Y!!!!!!!!!!

Come watch the All Army Hockey team take on the Watertown Wolves in a scrimmage on December 31 at the Watertown Municipal Arena. The entire community is invited to attend free of charge. The puck drops at 3 pm.

All Army Hockey team will participate in a community outreach at the Watertown Arena following the scrimmage.

Free and open to all. No tickets required.

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
12/23/2019

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

If you have certain federal student loans and served in a designated hostile or imminent danger pay location since October 1, 2008, you may qualify for Zero Percent Student Loan Interest-Relief. Learn the details of this important, retroactive benefit. https://bit.ly/2ExcVnI

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
12/23/2019
National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

The common advice is to keep revolving debt below 30% of your available credit so your so-called utilization rate doesn’t hurt your credit score. Yet experts say your FICO score starts taking a hit well below that threshold. #creditscore #themoreyouknow #debt #credit https://hubs.ly/H0mkZm90

Military Saves
12/20/2019

Military Saves

Santa's not the only one who benefits from making a list and checking it twice! We ❤️these tips from #AmericaSaves sharing 8 holiday savings tips >> http://bit.ly/2iyjT1q

@AmericaSaves #holidayshopping #savingstips

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
12/20/2019

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Start preparing now to file a complete and accurate tax return by making sure you have all the documents you’ll need. irs.gov/getready

Army Emergency Relief
12/20/2019

Army Emergency Relief

AER stands ready to support Soldiers and their Families this holiday season! Emergency travel, auto repairs, utilities? No problem. #JustAsk! ❄️

(Photo by Steven L. Shepard, Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs)

Shopping during the holidays can be a stressful time for consumers as many are already saddled with other debt incurred ...
12/19/2019
15 Ways to Pay Down Holiday Debt

Shopping during the holidays can be a stressful time for consumers as many are already saddled with other debt incurred during the year.
Call and make an appointment with you local experts at ACS Financial Readiness to start your New Year with a DEBT FREE plan. 315-772-2919/0050
https://www.thestreet.com/…/d…/ways-to-pay-down-holiday-debt

The last thing you want is a holiday debt hangover. Here are some of the best ways to pay down your holiday debt.

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