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Program/Service:

1st Term Financial Class

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Required class for Soldiers in their first enlistment. Spouses are welcome. Teaches basics of financial management, to include: budgeting, credit reports, life insurance, and check book management.

Length of Course:

8 Hours/ Wednesday & Thursday afternoons.

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Contact POC for class schedule.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957/ 1958

Web site:

http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP1.html

Location:
ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920
 
Program/Service:

ACAP Pre-Separation Briefings

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Directorate of Human Resources (DHR)

Description:

The Pre-separation Brief should be completed no later than 90 days prior to your separation date. Soldiers are eligible to attend this brief 1 year from an ETS date of 2 years from a retirement date. Soldiers who are separating under a Chapter or Medical Board should attend this brief as soon as the Medical Board process begins or after the Chapter is initiated. Soldiers may log on to https://www.acapexpress.army.mil *or call or stop by the center to register and schedule an appointment to attend the Pre-Separation Brief. An appointment is necessary as seats are limited.

Length of Course:

2 Hours

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Monday and Wednesdays:   1300 - 1500
Tuesday and Thursdays:    0900 - 1100

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1591

Web site:
http://www.jrtcpolk.army.mil/ACAPWEB/ACAP_index.htm*
Location:

7438 California Ave, Bldg 4275 (Airfield)

 
Program/Service:

Financial Readiness Classes

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Financial planning classes are available to units, Family Readiness Groups or individuals, upon request. Personal Financial Management classes are conducted the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The class is designed to develop budgeting skills and bank account reconciliation. Reservations are required.

Length of Course:

Varies

Fees/ Cost:
Free
Schedule:

Every 3rd Tuesday, Please call to reserve a seat.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Benefits Coordinator

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

The Support Coordinator and the Financial Counselor work closely with the Benefits Coordinator. The Benefits Coordinator provides expertise on local, state and federal benefits to Families. The Benefits Coordinator works with the Casual Assistance Officer (CAO) to provide guidance and assistance with benefits and applications and connects the Family to benefit providers.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Monday - Friday:   0800 - 1630

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1965/ 1174

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/SOS.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Budget Counseling

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Financial counselors help clients develop a realistic budget and maintain proper financial records. This is a one-on-one confidential session designed to help you identify your financial needs and develop realistic personal and financial goals.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Call to Schedule a one-on-one class.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP1.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Checking Account Management and Budgeting

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Learn the Basics of Managing your Budget and Checking account.

Length of Course:

Varies

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Contact POC for class schedule.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP1.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Debt Management Program

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Let Financial Readiness and In Charge Debt Solutions help you get out of debt! In Charge Debt Solutions works with your creditors to consolidate your consumer debt into one monthly payment, eliminate late fees, and lower your interest rates so you can become debt free!

Length of Course:

Varies

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Contact POC for a consultation.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP1.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Financial Counselor

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

The Financial Counselor provides financial assistance, investment education and estate planning to assist the surviving Family Member in reaching their financial goals.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Monday - Friday:   0800 - 1630

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1965/ 1174

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP1.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Financial Readiness Program

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

The mission of the Financial Readiness Program (FRP) is to proactively educate the Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees and DoD Civilians of Fort Polk in matters of personal financial responsibility. In addition to offering weekly basic money management classes, FRP offers special personal financial management and consumer education classes that target specific financial issues. The objective of the program is to enhance and maintain mission readiness and quality of life by teaching Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees and DoD Civilians how to be informed and responsive consumers.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Monday - Friday:    0800 - 1630

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1951

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP1.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Financial Statements

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Information representing the financial status of a client, in the form of an income and expense statement, can be prepared upon request.

Length of Course:

Varies

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Contact POC for a consultation.

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP1.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

SOS Support Coordinator and Financial Counselor

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

The Support Coordinator and the Financial Counselor provide support and services to the Survivors of Fallen Soldiers in the Fort Polk Catchment area which includes Louisiana, Mississippi and 9 counties in Texas.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday, 0800-1630

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1965/1174

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/SOS.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

 
Program/Service:

Specialty Financial Education Classes are Available Upon Request

Category:

Financial Management

Organization/ Department:

Army Community Service (ACS)

Description:

Our office also assists units and Family Readiness Groups in providing financial and consumer training. To request a specialty class, call or email the program manager. Examples of specialty classes include: Banking and Financial Services, Car Buying Strategies, Consumer Awareness, Credit Management, Financial Planning for Deployments, Home Buying, How to Financially Survive the Holidays, Military Pay Issues, Money and the Move, Paying for College, Planning for Your Retirement, Raising Financially Fit Kids, Renting, The Survivor Benefits Plan, Thrift Savings Plan, Your Insurance Needs.

Length of Course:

N/A

Fees/ Cost:

Free

Schedule:

Call to Schedule a specialty class

Contact Info/ POC:

337-531-1957

Web site:
http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/ACS/FRP1.html
Location:

ACS, 1591 Bell Richard Ave., Bldg. 920

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