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A&FRC hosts Military Saves Week workshops Feb. 25-March 3

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Registration is now open to all those interested in attending financial workshops Feb. 26 through March 3 as part of Military Saves Week here.

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Registration is now open to all those interested in attending financial workshops Feb. 26 through March 3 as part of Military Saves Week here.

The annual campaign, hosted locally by the Airman and Family Readiness Center, promotes good savings behavior and provides a chance for Hanscom military and civilian employees and their families to assess their own financial savings.

“This year’s campaign will once again seek to motivate, support and encourage all members of the community, including their families, to save money, reduce debt and build personal wealth through educational opportunities available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center,” said Kathleen Vaillancourt, A&FRC community readiness consultant.

Personnel can also refer to the Military Saves website at www.militarysaves.org for tips on successful saving, establishing credit, paying down debt, planning for retirement and much more.

Vaillancourt encourages all members of the Hanscom community to take the Military Saves Pledge on the website. The pledge is a commitment to exercise good financial habits, improve financial readiness and encourage others to do the same.

To help members of the community save more successfully, the Airman and Family Readiness Center offers information on money management, goal setting, credit scores and more at the Community Support Center.

“The Airman and Family Readiness Center is once again partnering for Military Saves Week with the Hanscom Federal Credit Union to provide financial information, education and personal counseling to help individuals and their families improve their financial readiness,” Vaillancourt said.

The A&FRC will offer the following free workshops during Military Saves Week:

Feb. 26: Airman and Family Readiness Center will have an information table at the Community Support Center in Building 1240 from noon to 2 p.m. Attendees will receive useful financial information.

Feb. 26: A Supermarket Savvy workshop is open to members of the base community from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Health and Wellness Center in Building 1540. This workshop will discuss tips for navigating the grocery store, avoiding certain marketing gimmicks, saving money on healthy food and making sense of food package claims.

Feb. 27: An Estate Planning "Lunch and Learn" will take place from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Community Support Center in Building 1240. In this workshop, attendees will learn about estate plans and how a revocable trust can benefit them.

Feb. 27: A Matri-Money workshop will take place from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Community Support Center in Building 1240. Attendees will learn how to develop realistic financial goals and communicate them effectively to their partner.

Feb. 28: Investing 101 “Lunch and Learn” will take place at the Community Support Center from noon to 12:45 p.m. Learn about basic investing during this workshop. Topics include investment approaches and strategies, the facts on annuities and basic information on stocks, bonds and mutual funds.

March 1: A Retirement Planning “Lunch and Learn” will take place at the Community Support Center from noon to 12:45 p.m. This workshop will discuss investment strategies, how to anticipate cash flow and how best to prepare for the unexpected.

March 1: A workshop about “Can Money Buy Happiness?” is available from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Community Support Center in Building 1240. Attendees will discuss the link between money and happiness.

All classes are open to military and civilian personnel at Hanscom. All “Lunch and Learn” workshops include lunch.

For questions about any of the scheduled events, or to register for one of the workshops, call 781-225-2765 or email 66.fss.fsfr.cmb@us.af.mil.