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Army Community Service

 

Financial Readiness Program

Address: 830 Chisholm Ave. Fort Meade, MD 20755
Telephone: 301-677-5590
Fax: 301-677-2910
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 

Financial Readiness Program (FRP)

- Providing education, client advocacy and advice on consumer and financial matters

- Promoting financial self-sufficiency to prevent financial issues before they arise

- Providing pre-screening for applications for the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA)

- Advocating to resolve consumer complaints, fraud and scams

 

Services 

Budget Development

Financial Planning

Personal Financial Management

Debt Management Assistance

Consumer Advocacy

Credit Report Review

Annual Military Saves Campaign

Saving and Investing Education

Family Subsistence Allowance (FSSA) – Pre-screening for eligibility

Emergency Food Assistance Program —Short-term food assistance

 

Financial Counseling

Counseling services are available for service members, DoD civilians, retirees and their Family members in areas such as budget development and financial planning, developing a spending plan, managing personal finances, evaluating assets and liabilities, and debt management.

 

Classes Provided

Banking and Credit Union Services

Budgeting and Record Keeping

First Termer Financial Readiness

Credit and Debt Management

Consumer Rights and Obligations

Insurance

Personal Financial Readiness for Deployment

Planning Your PCS

Home Buying

Investing Basics

Thrift Savings Plan

Retirement

Budgeting for Babies

Vehicle Purchasing

Financial Literacy for Youth and Teens

Classes are also offered at the unit level.  To schedule a class for your unit, please call the Financial Readiness Program office at (301) 677-5590.

 

Debt Management Programs

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware, Inc. (CCCS)

(800) 571-2227

http://www.cccs-inc.org

 

InCharge Debt Solutions

(800)565-8953

http://www.incharge.org

 

Free FICO® Credit Score

FICO® credit scores are available FREE to active duty service members and their spouses.  Credit clinics are held every Wednesday between 1000-1500. 

 

Family Supplemental Substance Allowance (FSSA)

The FSSA is designed to offer an additional cash subsistence allowance of up to $1100 for military families or households. It is an initiative to increase Basic Allowance for Subsistence and remove military families from the food stamp program. 

FSSA Online Application - https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/fssa/

 

 

Appointments

To schedule a Financial Readiness Appointment or sign up for the Credit Score Clinic, scan the QR code below, or visit: www.fortmeadeacs.checkappointments.com

FRP QR

 

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