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Department of the Air Force
Personal Financial Management
4311 N. Washington Blvd
Nellis AFB, NV 89191
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 guidance is offered to those experiencing money management difficulties or for those who wish to be in control of their finances. The Air Force Aid Society and a personal financial counselor at the Airman and Family Readiness Center can work with you to prepare a personalized budget and spending plan. Information and assistance is also available in areas such as military pay and allowances, consumer rip-offs, savings, insurance, investing, car buying, home buying, credit card management and much more.
Compared to the rest of the country, Las Vegas's cost of living index is 118.2. An amount above 100 means Las Vegas is more expensive than average. The biggest factor in the cost of living difference in Las Vegas is housing. The median home price is $430,000 while the median rental price is $1,600. To check your Basic Allowance for Housing rates, please click here for the current BAH calculator. The ZIP code for Nellis Air Force Base is 89191.
Car insurance will likely be higher than what you are currently paying as a result of the high number of traffic accidents and uninsured motorists. Monthly electric bills are high in the summer - averaging $200-300 per month for a typical home. Plan a visit to the Nellis Air Force Base Housing Office for a list of rentals and local realtors to assist you in your search if you plan to live off-base.
For more information, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 702-652-3327 or DSN 312-682-3327.
Managing your financial affairs during a PCS move can be challenging. You may be tempted to take Advance Pay to tackle this challenge. Remember, advances are loans, and you must pay them back. Personnel that are relocating, with some exceptions may apply for advance pay of up to two plus months of base pay to help with expenses. Be warned. This is not "free money," as this will be taken out of your pay by finance. Check with the local A&FRC Office to get a budget analysis before you apply for advance pay to see if you can afford this additional allotment.
Government Travel Card
You are authorized to use the government credit card to pay for PCS related expenses such as lodging and food. Keep in mind that charges on the card may be monitored for misuse/overuse. Do not overuse the travel card if you stay beyond your authorized time in billeting.
Emergency Financial Assistance in Transit
If you have a financial emergency while en route to Nellis Air Force Base, please contact the Family Readiness Center at nearest military installation or call the American Red Cross at 877-272-7337. For family members who do not reside in the service members' household, members of the National Guard and reserves, retirees and civilians, you should contact your local Red Cross chapter which is listed in local telephone book.