Financial seminar gives information to service members, DoD staff
By Lance Cpl. Robert W. Beaver
| | March 02, 2007
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO --
Service members, Department of Defense personnel and their families were treated to a daylong financial education seminar Feb. 24, at McDougall Hall here, as part of the DoD sponsored Military Saves Week and the Marine Corps’ Financial Readiness Campaign.
According to Michael McIsaac, personal financial management specialist, with the depot Marine and family services, military saves week is a series of events aimed to promote a cultural change in families on how to look at their finances and build wealth while in the military.
Financial journalist, author and entrepreneur, Kelvin Boston led the charge of several financial organizations in demonstrating techniques for military families to save and invest in their future.
“The event proved to be very successful,” said Richard Arriago, event coordinator and operations support manager from the Fleet and Family Support at Naval Base San Diego. “We had some good guest speakers and panels available to help the families save money and reduce debt.”
The vendors also provided information about the veterans’ benefits that the families qualify for and how they can take advantage of them. They also educated families on how to profit with their homes, even if the service member receives orders to change duty stations, said Arriago.
Families who missed the Moneywise seminar still have the opportunity to attend financial literacy classes with the depot Marine and family services’ Financial Education Forum at McDougall Hall here, March 6.
For more information on the Financial Education Forum, log on to the depot Marine Corps Community Services’ Web site at www.mccsmcrd.com.