Program seminar teaches personal and financial responsibility

5 May 2004 | Pfc. Christopher J. Ohmen

The Marine Corps Saves program had an informational seminar May 5, at Marston Pavilion here.

The program is for the education of Marines, sailors, Department of Defense employees and their families, in the realm of personal financial management, which is sponsored by Marine Corps Community Services, Prevention and Education Branch, Health and Fitness Division.

“We will go where ever you need us, we are here to help you,” said Roy Ells, personal financial education specialist, Health and Fitness Division.

The program promotes personal and family financial responsibility through education designed to enhance unit readiness.  Periods of instruction are provided to units or groups upon request and can be conducted at times and locations designated by the unit.

Topics of classes the program includes are: taking control of your money; it’s your money – make the best choice; take charge of credit; tackling debt; car buying maneuvers; housing hurdles; covering your risks; winning the investment game; exercising your rights; financial challenges; and money values and goals.

Class titles and specific dates will be announced in The Globe and through MCCS advertisements.  Financial workshops are routinely scheduled to meet at the Semper Fit Classroom, Building 302, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“We are looking forward to helping all the people who need it,” Ells said.

To register for an upcoming class, or for more information on these and other education/training opportunities, call the Prevention and Education Branch at 451-2865.  To make a personal appointment or speak to a counselor call 451-0174.