161st Air Refueling Wing’s New Year, New You Series: Financial Preparedness Published Jan. 29, 2019 By Staff Sgt. Dillon Davis 161st Air Refueling Wing GOLDWATER AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Ariz. -- The New Year is here and it’s time to make good on those New Year’s resolutions. Airmen that haven’t recently reviewed their financial planning or budget, this is the perfect time to take some simple steps to insure they are financially set for 2019. The 161st Air Refueling Wing’s Office of Financial Readiness, in Building 10, has some great programs to help Airmen start this year off right. They offer a variety of support and counseling services as well as a number of training and workshops that are free to service members and their families. Support and Counseling Services provided throughout the year by the Office of Financial Readiness include: Confidential financial consultations for individuals and families Referrals to military and community resources Support for family members during deployment Help with credit management and budgeting Help navigating benefits There are a number of training and workshops that Airmen can attend based on their specific needs or interests throughout the year which include: Money Management Budgeting and Developing Spending Plans Debt and Credit Card Management Consumer Rights and Obligations (dealing with creditors) Financial Planning: Reaching Life Goals Financial Readiness and Economic Security Financial Readiness for Development Transitioning to Civilian Life Home Buying Understanding Mortgages Preventing Foreclosure Kids and Money: Raising Financially Savvy Kids Military Benefits: Pay and Entitlements Saving and Investments Retirement Planning Estate Planning Taxes For more information about financial preparedness or any of the programs listed, contact Michelle Buonincontri, Certified Financial Consultant by email at PFC2.AZ.NG@Zeiders.com or call 928-310-6789. Service members can also visit www.militaryonesource.mil/training-resources/financial-readiness to find additional financial programs and services offered to members.