Build Wealth, Not Debt
By Tech. Sgt. Scott G. Herrington, 148th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 27, 2011
DULUTH, Minn. -- Two personal financial counselors held seminars Feb. 26 and 27 at the 148th Fighter Wing as part of the Military Saves campaign. The seminars introduced the campaign and covered financial freedom for college students, retirement, debt management and budgeting. In addition, individual financial counseling was available for attendees with specific questions.
According to Jennifer Kuhlman, 148th Fighter Wing Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager, the focus of her office for 2011 is emphasizing personal finances. The office will provide various events throughout the year geared toward the importance of saving and exercising good financial habits. The upcoming Strong Bonds retreats--couples enrichment retreats held during April and September-- will also feature discussions regarding fiscal well-being.
Kuhlman said that the financial counselors can be brought back for more seminars or counseling in the future as the needs of the 148th members dictate. Kuhlman has received training necessary to help Airmen with budgeting questions and encourages those with questions to contact her.
Military Saves is a national campaign to encourage military families to save money every month and to persuade leaders to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings.
More information about the Military Saves campaign may be found at www.militarysaves.org, or to contact Jennifer Kuhlman at the Airman and Family Readiness Office, call 218-788-7833 or send an email to Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.