Operating a Home-Based Business

By Arica Ureña, Contributing Author Operating a home-based business comes with perks. When you think of operating a home-based business, what is the first perk that immediately comes to mind? Did having the ability to create a work schedule convenient to your individual needs come to mind? If so, you wouldn’t be alone. Having the […]

Saving Money On Career-Focused Summer Camps

By: La Verne Proctor-Streeter, Contributing Author Looking for a summer camp or program for future veterinarians, medical doctors or lawyers?  Think it’s too expensive?  Perhaps not. Check out camps on college and university campuses for middle and high school students that give them the exciting experience of being on a college campus, meeting others with […]

AER College Planning

AER College Planning

By James Millwood JUMP START YOUR 2020 COLLEGE PLANNING! Did you know Army Emergency Relief offers scholarships to assist Army spouses and dependent children to obtain a 4-year undergraduate degree? In 2019, Army Emergency Relief awarded $8 million in scholarships for undergraduate educational needs. Here at Fort Gordon, 20 Army spouses received $32,566 for full […]

Becoming A Federal Employee

Military life sometimes proves to be difficult for family members. There are PCS (permanent change of duty station) moves, spouses going TDY (temporary duty assignment), paying bills and finding care for children when working which can take its toll on anyone. Having a civilian job, more often than not, leads to working for employers who […]

Keeping Our Military Community Vigilant: Consumer Awareness

By: Ms. Takisha Benitez, ACS Financial Readiness Program The National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is an annual campaign that addresses information, choice, safety, and the right to be heard for all consumers. It’s also designed to help the military community understand consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money. Consumer awareness is essential in understanding […]


Ft. Gordon ACAP Financial Planning Outreach for Transitioning Military Personnel

By R. Sylvester Coleman, MSA, AFC® Financial Planning Counselor, Ft Gordon ACAP People frequently misunderstand the purpose and benefits of financial planning. They think it’s only about beating the S&P 500 Index, planning for retirement, only for wealthy or older people. Financial planning is about helping individuals and families regardless of age or financial circumstances. […]

Reduce Your Holiday Spending Blues

Ah, the holiday season! Turkey and dressing, pumpkin pie, office parties, jingle bells, and lots and lots of eggnog make the season a delight. The holiday season is a cheerful time of the year. However, the pressure to spend, spend, spend can take the joy out of the festive season. You have to be careful […]

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