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United States Army
Financial Readiness Program Manager
Army Community Service
46 Ashburn Drive
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17103
Resources are available to help you understand and manage your finances, including one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family with financial readiness. Services are designed to focus on money management issues throughout your active-duty lifecycle and into retirement. Financial readiness educational opportunities range from basic planning to long-term investing. Check out the information below to see what’s available at your installation.
Financial Readiness Program
The Financial Readiness Program offers a wide range of personal finance and consumer affairs services to Soldiers, retirees and eligible Family members to enhance personal financial readiness and unit readiness and resilience.
We assist and prepare individualized detailed budgets. This is especially helpful to those who are about to be married, have a child or relocate. For those who experience or anticipate financial hardships, we offer counseling and several publications to help get the situation under control. Clients are encouraged to work with their creditors to gain stable manageable financial positions.
For more information, contact 717-245-4357.
Pennsylvania can be a costly assignment. Here are a few tips:
Army Emergency Relief is located in Army Community Service at 46 Ashburn Drive. For assistance call 717-245-4720, DSN 312-242-4720. or call 717-245-4357 for the main Information & Referral Number.
AER will help with emergency financial needs for:
The one rule to be considered when asking for help is – Is this an emergency? If so, remember to bring the necessary documents with you:
AER loans can also be received worldwide from the American Red Cross Air Force Aid Society section, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance. If you are a spouse of a soldier, you must have a power of attorney, military ID card and substantiating documents. Retirees should contact the AER officer directly for help. American Red Cross 877-272-7337.