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United States Air Force
Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP)
2631 Wabash Avenue
Eielson AFB, AK 99702
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.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center's Personal Financial Management program (PFMP) offers a wide variety of financial information through briefings, seminars/education and counseling. Seminars include: investing (TSP, IRAs, ect), car buying, love, marriage and money, home buying, financial planning, smart money for kids/teens.
Be sure to stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center and get a “Financial Health “check-up as soon as you arrive. Our Personal Financial Management Counselors have great ideas to help stretch your budget and make the most of your COLA. As life and career changes occur, be sure to schedule regular visits with the Financial Counselor to help navigate your finances and plan for your future.
Please call or stop by today to schedule an appointment:
Airman and Family Readiness Center2631 Wabash
For other questions pertaining to Accounting and Finance, call 907-377-1858 for travel matters, or 907-377-1851 for military pay matters.
Keep in mind that Alaska is a high-cost living area. Begin setting aside money now to help with moving expenses to avoid having to request advance pay, reducing your monthly income to pay back the advance. Begin setting aside a moving fund at least three months before your PCS. This will help you cover costs such as first month's rent and deposit, replacement of commonly used household items, movement of pets etc.
Living in Alaska may be more expensive than you and your family are accustomed to. You will be paid COLA, which is Cost-of-Living Allowance. COLA is an allowance paid to service members stationed in high-cost areas overseas (including Alaska and Hawaii), to help offset the higher cost of living and allow you to enjoy the same standard of living as in the contiguous United States.
Be certain to research your needs when considering housing both on and off base. Take into account gas mileage, rental and utility deposits, pet fees and deposits, and the average monthly cost of various utilities. Contact your insurance provider to see if your insurance fees will increase or decrease and if you need to increase or remove any coverage.
Go to the DOD Per Diem website to determine your entitlements.
A few words of caution when using your government travel card to pa: Members will receive their paid TLA claims with their 1st or 15th paycheck. This is dependent upon the cut-off dates established by DFAS-DE usually the 4th and 20th of the month. Please note that if you exceed the ceiling amount that you are authorized, it will be at your expense.