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United States Air Force
Financial Readiness Program
Building 600, Room A 132
JBER, AK 99505
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.
Always visit your local Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP) manager, at the Military and Family Readiness Center, to help with getting your finances in order prior to relocating to Alaska.
The JBER Personal Financial Readiness Service provides information, education and counseling. We do budget analysis and provide members strategies for monitoring their spending habits. Each first term airman is required to complete a four hour PFMP educational program upon arrival at JBER. Additionally, classes are given to our NCO Enhancement Program and to individual squadrons as well.
Relocating can be less taxing on your pocket book if you plan ahead. Make advance payments on credit or loans, if you can, to cover the period of time that you are traveling. Most creditors will work with you to delay payments during your transition period, call them and work out a payment plan. Use a spiral notebook and tape all of your receipts in it; Keep them by date and make any special notes that may prove helpful in filing your travel voucher. Those items that are not reimbursed to you may fall under annual tax reimbursements for relocating due to your job. Check the current tax rules for more information. If traveling through Canada, purchase Canadian money for transactions (gas, food, and lodging) along the Alaska/Canadian Highway. Most major credit cards are useful too, and help with keeping record of purchases.
Charges made on a government card are required to be paid in full when you receive the bill. Plan your finances accordingly.