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United States Army
Financial Readiness Program
Soldier Support Center
Fort Bragg, NC 28310
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 Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program offers many classes/workshops and information about community resources if you need financial assistance.
Before you make your move into any area, contact your local ACS FRP specialist. They can show you ways to start saving for your upcoming move. Options are available to request an advance from your finance office to be used for temporary lodging, housing costs and deposits at your new duty station. Just remember, advances must be repaid, but planning ahead and preparing will help you make a successful move a lot less financial stress.
If you need financial assistance, contact Army Emergency Relief at 910-396-2507. AER provides interest-free loans or grants for emergency transportation, funerals, medical/dental bills, food, rent, utilities, essential vehicle repairs as well as help when disaster strikes. The FRP also provides financial counseling and classes.
American Red Cross
To assist AER, the American Red Cross processes interest-free loans for emergency travel in conjunction with emergency leave orders after normal duty hours and on weekends for AER. Additional assistance may be provided to avoid privation which includes food, shelter and clothing. Emergency communication is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 877-272-7337 (toll-free). Workers also obtain health and welfare reports.
When first arriving to Fayetteville, soldiers and their families are often surprised by the initial outlay of dollars required to get established in the community. Waiting time for government quarters can be upwards of 18 months, depending on the family size and time of the year that you complete a permanent change of station. Families are often required to rent a temporary dwelling until they can obtain on-post quarters. Area rental agencies usually require a deposit equal to one month's rent as well as the first month's rent and the last month's rent up front. Start saving now to prepare. Contact the Financial Readiness Program to learn great ways to get started! The FRP can be reached by calling 910-396-2507 or 910-907-3673.
In North Carolina, it is mandatory to have car insurance. The minimum amount of liability insurance required is $30,000 bodily injury for each person, $60,000 total bodily injury for all persons in an accident and $25,000 for property damage. Make sure you have uninsured motorist coverage when obtaining your coverage.
For additional information, contact the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program at 910-396-2507 or DSN 312-236-2507.