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United States Air Force
Airman & Family Readiness Center -Air Force
45 Nealy Avenue
Langley AFB, VA 23665
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.
When relocating, you are eligible to draw an Advance Pay to assist with costs associated with the PCS. These repayments will be automatically withdrawn from the service member's pay monthly, which can reduce monthly income. Generally you repay this loan over 12 months, at 0% interest.
Often, relocating costs more than one originally anticipates. If you find yourself in a financial pinch, investigate loans through the Air Force Aid Society (ask about the Falcon Loan), Advance Pay, or a personal loan from your banking institution. Avoid pay-day loans and car title loans at all costs! The legal interest rate for pay day loans and title loans for military members is 36%! Becoming and remaining financially-fit is critical to your success in the Air Force. Don't wait until it's too late to request assistance.
Fort Eustis: Budgeting is Vital
Whether it is your first or twenty-first move, there will be out of pocket expenses. The government covers only so much of the expense when you move. Financial preparedness is essential in maintaining a good quality of life, but when it comes to moving the expenses can be overwhelming. Budgeting comes in handy. Develop a budget strategy when you know a move is on the way.
Temporary quarters range in price for on post billeting, The General Smalls Inn, price per night is in the upper $20's through mid $30's. If you were to be billeted off post the price range varies from $30 to $80 per night. As soon as you know a move is on the way, start to budget for these additional expenses. If you need assistance in developing a budget plan, call ACS for an appointment with a Budget Counselor. If you arrive at Fort Eustis and need budget/financial planning assistance, call 757-878-3638 for an appointment.
Consumer Affairs and Financial Assistance Program
The Consumer Affairs and Financial Assistance Program (CAFAP) focuses on improving soldiers' and families' financial readiness and self-sufficiency. This includes the ability to function as informed consumers. Emphasis is placed on training in money management, proper use of credit, financial planning for deployment, transition and relocation, insurance, and checking account management in an attempt to prevent financial difficulties. The program involves development of debt liquidation plans, housing loss mitigation, and presentation of special subject matter dealing with major item purchases such as home and auto. Individual appointments may be scheduled for budget counseling or consumer issues. Contact 757-878-1974/1991, ACS Building 650.
Cost of Living
There is no COLA entitlement for this area. The local area enjoys a cost of living lower than the national average. Average home purchase costs range from $155,000 to $355.500 depending upon the city where you choose to live. If you choose to rent you' l l pay between $861 and $969 on average and again the city you choose to live in will determine your rental cost. Average monthly utility costs = $42 for water, $67 for gas and $120 for electricity.
Virginia requires the following minimum coverage:
The Air Force Aid Society is available for emergency financial situations. You can access the Air Force Aid Society at the JBLE AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center. If you experience a financial emergency while you are traveling you can go to the nearest military installation to request assistance or contact the local Red Cross and they will assist you.
Langley has a Personal Financial Management Program at the Airman and Family Readiness Center ready to assist you with all your personal financial needs. Individual appointments are available along with monthly workshops to address your financial needs and questions. Visit us on Facebook to view our quarterly calendar of workshops and events.
If you need assistance in developing a budget plan, call ACS for an appointment with a Budget Counselor. If you arrive at Fort Eustis and need budget/financial planning assistance, call 757-878-3638 for an appointment.