Airman, Family Readiness Center to hold financial fitness classes

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  • By Rhonda Siciliano
  • 66th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
"Are you financially fit?"

That's the million dollar question that will be the focus of a new lunch and learn series that Maj. Gen. Art Rooney, Electronic Systems Center vice commander, and the Airmen and Family Readiness Center will kick off next month.

The first Financial Lunch and Learn series will take place on Feb. 2 at the Minuteman Club from noon to 1 p.m. and feature retired Master Sgt. Randy Hatem, Hanscom Education and Training Center base training manager. Mr. Hatem will talk about how he became a millionaire while on active duty.

"Attendees will be captivated by Mr. Hatem's story," said Fran Cusick, A&FRC community readiness consultant.

"He overcame a number of common financial mistakes through sacrifice and hard work to go on to become a millionaire while on active duty. His story is remarkable and a great lesson for others looking to secure financial success," she said.

The A&FRC offers a number of classes and workshops focusing on finance throughout the year. Topics will range from investing, to tips on buying a car or home and retirement planning to name just a few.

Last year the A&FRC hosted more than 23 financially focused seminars and classes with 254 attendees. This year the center is hoping to increase the number of participants.

Classes are free to all single and married active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilians, retired military personnel and family members.

The A&FRC also offers individual financial wellness sessions to assist in getting personal finances on track. Anyone interested in utilizing this service can make an appointment by calling (781) 377-4222.

"Just as staying physically healthy requires regular check ups, financial fitness requires continuous learning and check ups as well," Ms. Cusick said.

"As people make their new year's resolutions, we hope that everyone will resolve to improve their financial well-being; these classes might be the key to accomplishing those financial goals, who knows you might just end up a millionaire," she said.
For more information on the Financial Lunch and Learn series or on classes offered through the A&FRC, call (781) 377-4222.