Personal Financial Counselor offers free and confidential assistance Published Oct. 2, 2018 By Staff Sgt. Miles Wilson 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- Reserve Citizen Airmen and DoD Civilians in need of financial advice and counseling can receive it free from the new 94th Airlift Wing personal financial counselor, Mr. Kevin Startt. The Personal Financial Counselor Program offers a variety of services ranging from credit management and budgeting to retirement planning, savings and investments. The services are also available to military dependents. Military retirees can take advantage of the services up to 180 days after separation. Startt provides completely confidential support, through counseling, training and workshops to help individuals improve their financial planning and decision making. His workshops include developing spending plans, transitioning from military to civilian life, home buying and mortgages, military and civilian benefits, and much more. “When counseling, I provide a holistic approach, and give a comprehensive, thorough overview of everything financial, including psychological aspects like behavior,” said Startt. The personal financial counseling program is here to assess current financial situations, and help advise Airmen on actions they should take to create and reach long-term goals. “We are a compass and a barometer,” said Startt. “As a compass, we are going to point you in the right direction, and as a barometer, we are going to get a sensitivity of what is going on periodically to keep you on track.” The personal financial counselor program office is available Monday thru Friday, and on UTA weekends, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s located in the Airmen Family Readiness office in building 838 here. Mr. Startt can be reached at 678-655-3851 or by email at PFC.Dobbins.USAFR@Zeiders.com.