|[July 01, 2014]
Florida Financial Alliance Prepares for MILITARY CONSUMER PROTECTION DAY Workshops
MIAMI --(Business Wire)--
When Service members experience financial difficulties, it negatively
impacts morale and overall operational readiness. Studies have shown
that financial struggles can impact readiness more than housing, child
care or health concerns, and according to the DoD, financial problems
are the leading cause of security clearance revocation or denial.
In response to these financial challenges faced by Military Families,
the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission (official event
sponsor), and other military and financial service organizations have
teamed up for MILITARY CONSUMER PROTECTION DAY on July 15 to
empower the military community with tips and tools to promote their
financial readiness. The Florida Financial Alliance and Army OneSource (News - Alert)
will host financial education workshops at the US Army Garrison - Miami
/ US Southern Command Army Community Services Building on July 15
starting at 9:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm. In addition, an agency
fair will be held in the Exchange from 11:00am - 1:00pm. The workshops
and fair are free and open to all Service members, Veterans and their
"It is our goal to provide our military community with fnancial
resources and education to help them become informed consumers. We want
our Service members to feel confident and financially secure as they
serve our country and focus on their missions," said Mr. Richard
Zimmelman, United States Army Garrison - Miami Financial Program Manager.
During the day, attendees can participate in financial workshops on
topics ranging from "Budgeting 101" to "Divorce, Credit, and Strategies
for Single Parents". Informational tables will offer materials on
valuable programs and resources available to the military community. As
an incentive, a $50 gift card will be awarded to one attendee in each
workshop and at the Army OneSource table during the agency fair. "We
encourage our local military community to take advantage of these
workshops. This year we have workshops specifically geared for new and
single parents and sessions about raising financially smart children,"
said Lacey Elmange, Army OneSource Community Support Coordinator.
The MILITARY CONSUMER PROTECTION DAY workshops are made possible
through the support of Army
OneSource, the Florida Financial Alliance, US
Army Garrison - Miami , and Consolidated
Credit Counseling Services.
For more information about the schedule of events, email Lacey Elmange,
Army OneSource Community Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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