Personal Financial Readiness



 The Personal Financial Readiness Team provides information, education, and personal financial counseling to help individuals and their families maintain financial stability and reach financial goals. Seminars, classes, and individualized guidance are offered in the areas of budgeting, credit and debt management, home buying, car buying, saving, investing, consumer protection, and general money management. Subject-matter experts work closely with Peterson SFB leadership to provide proactive classes and individual counseling in areas of specific need.


Have A Financial Question?
Your Military & Family Readiness Center at Peterson SFB can help. One-on-one financial counseling is available to all military members at Peterson SFB. Classes covering areas of finance are held monthly. For more information, please call 719-556-6141. You may also email us with any questions at [email protected]. We will research and respond to your questions in a timely manner.


NOTE:  If you have an inquiry regarding your military pay, please contact Finance Customer Service at 719-556-1926 or email them at If you have an inquiry regarding your civilian pay, please contact the Civilian Pay Help Desk at 719-556-4775.


Personal Financial Readiness Classes Offered at Peterson SFB
Provides education, information and counseling to DoD personnel and their families on a wide range of personal finance topics. Classes are offered on a regular basis. For details, call 719-556-6141.

  • Bundles for BabiesPlease click here for the flyer.
  • Car Buying– Learn how to get the best deal on a new or used car purchase. Offered on-on-one or to group class.
  • Estate Planning– A will may not be enough to protect your family. Discover why an estate plan can benefit anyone with valuable assets.  A must for single parents, mil-to-mil, and parents of children with special needs.
  • Financial Planning– You must bring a copy of your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) and a list of all monthly expenses.
  • First Term Enlisted Center (FTEC)– Mandatory for all first duty station Airmen E4 and below. Topics include checkbook management, budgeting, saving, and investing, debt and credit management, and local area consumer issues. Please contact the Peterson SFB Education Center at 719-556-4996 to schedule FTEC.
  • Home Buying– Find out about real estate financing options, items to consider, the normal process before buying, considerations on choosing a home and much more.
  • Investing Today– Discussion of investing terms such as risk tolerance, trade, stock brokering and more. This class highlights why you use different products to meet life goals. There is a heavy emphasis on retirement planning to include information on the civilian and military Thrift Savings Plans. Open to all.
  • Thrift Savings Plan Get information on the investing options, retirement plan, and process to get started.



What Do I Do and Where to Go for Assistance?
(Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Retired or Civilians)

Are you enrolled in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), but really don’t know where your investment money is going? 

Are you someone that wants to sign up for TSP, but just doesn’t understand how to or in what fund to invest in?

Are you new to the military or Civil Service and just don’t know much about TSP?

Many folks both military and civilian, find out after several years after enrolling in TSP that their money was going to a TSP Fund that really is not making them any money or they put off deciding due to not understanding what and how to invest.

For more information, call the Military & Family Readiness Center at 719-556-6141

New TSP Features

You now have access to new features and tools to make your TSP experience even better than before. These new features include flexibility in how you access My Account, several options to contact TSP representatives if you need help, and the ability to complete most transactions smoothly and securely online.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to  set up your new login to the new My Account and take advantage of all the new TSP features and tools.

The National Do Not Call Registry was created to stop sales calls from real companies. It’s free to register your home or mobile phone number.

Call-Blocking Information Resources:

You can find a list of call-blocking apps for mobile phones at “” – a website for the U.S. Wireless Communication Industry.  The site lists apps specific to Android, BlackBerry, iOS (Apple), or Windows devices.


Financial Commercial Solicitation is an issue at most military installations as outside financial organizations many times try to provide financial guidance on military installations without authority. 


“2.5. Financial Educational Programs.

2.5.1. The Military and Family Readiness Center (M&FRC) shall develop and disseminate information and provide educational programs for members of the Air Force on their personal financial affairs, including such subjects as insurance, Government benefits, savings, budgeting, and other financial education and assistance requirements. The M&FRC shall ensure that all instructors are qualified as appropriate for the subject matter presented. The services of representatives of authorized on-base banks and credit unions may be used for this purpose. Under no circumstances shall commercial agents, including representatives of loan, finance, insurance, or investment companies, be used for this purpose. Presentations shall only be conducted at the express request of the installation commander.

Any Active Duty, Reserve, Retired member, or DoD Civilian is encouraged to contact us on any financial services to include Investments, Thrift Saving Plan (TSP), Securities and Life Insurance needs they may have. 

We are available to present at any military function such as Commander’s Calls, Office Meetings, Group Meetings, and specific Financial Presentations you may need for your organization. 

Contact the Military & Family Readiness Center, Financial Counselor at 719-556-6141 for more information.

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