Personal Financial Readiness

The Travis A&FRC Financial Readiness Program mission is to assist individuals and families in attaining financial security throughout their lives. Counselors and Educators are available in a class or one-on-one setting for all members of the military community.

We provide the following:

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Preventative Education:

We help you develop financial goals and improve money management skills needed to be financially ready for the challenges of military and adult life. Common topics include PCS/deployment readiness, student loan management including Public Service Loan Forgiveness, purchasing a vehicle, moving out of the dorms, getting married or divorced, and planning for a new baby.
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Crisis Education:

If you are experiencing a financial crisis such as an unexpected emergency, death of a loved one, or stressful credit loads we can help you develop a workable budget or a debt management plan. 
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Proactive Education

Learn about how to effectively plan for your long-term financial security and wellness. We’ll help you feel more prepared in planning for long-term goals such as retirement, home buying, education financing, or opening a business.

A&FRC Financial Counselors and Educators hold certifications through the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards and/or the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

We strive to serve base personnel as the most trusted resource for quality financial education that is always free from conflict of interest.  


To schedule a one-on-one appointment call (707) 424-2486. 

PFR Classes

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Retirement Planning with the Thrift Savings Plan 
Introduction 

Introduction to the Roth/Traditional 401(k)-type retirement plan.  Topics covered will be the rules governing TSP enrollment/participation, how to make contributions, and investment funds options.

Retirement Planning with the Thrift Savings Plan 
Advanced Topics

This workshop will provide an advanced discussion to retirement planning. Topics include: TSP compared to other retirement planning options, social security, options upon retirement and/or separation from service, and investment fund options.  Federal and military service participants welcome. 

Personal Financial Readiness 
Officers

This class is mandatory for all officers w/in 90 days of arrival to first duty station - UOD.

Not Another Budget Class 
Budgeting 101

​Learn the basics of a budget, how to financial goals, pay down debt, and more!

All About
Credit

Learn how to rebuild a good credit history, tips for using credit wisely, pitfalls that cost you plenty, your rights and responsibilities.

First Term Airman Center
FTAC

This class is mandatory for all first duty station Airmen E4 and below. Topics include understanding pay entitlements, banking, budgeting, saving and investing, car buying, debt and credit management, and local area consumer issues.

Car Buying
New & Used

​Learn how to get the best deal on a new or used car purchase.

Home Buying

Learn about leasing vs. buying; various costs associated w/ housing; what to look for in real estate; working with a realtor; home inspection; financing; closing costs; and more.

 Foreclosure&Avoidance
Personal Financial Readiness 
Reservists

​ Provides information to better understand pay and entitlements, spending plans, and credit management.

Helpful Financial Websites

  • Thrift Savings Plan

    • Dedicated site for managing your TSP retirement account​.

  • Military OneSource​

    • Central hub for up-to-date information on all aspects of military life including links to budget and credit counselors.​

  • Blended Retirement System

    • Central hub for up-to-date information regarding the Blended Retirement System.​

  • Consumer Finance Protection Bureau​

    • ​A U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly as well as providing the information you need to make more informed choices about your money.

  • ​Consumer Federation of America

    • ​An advocacy, research, education and service organization that gathers facts, analyzes issues, and disseminates information to the public, policymakers, and the consumer movement. 

  • Federal Reserve Board

    • "The Fed," as it is called, offers comprehensive personal financial education. Topics include consumer banking, consumer protection, economics, home mortgages, interest rates, loans/credit, and other general information.

  • ​Social Security Administration

    • Advances the economic security of the nation's people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs.

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