Vouchers for Library Cards

On April 12th, we provided Rapid City Public Library Card Vouchers to military members and their families that live in counties other than Pennington County. Upon activation the library cards are valid for 1 year at the Rapid City Public Library and the best part is that you don’t have to pay for the card as a resident of another county.

We only had 18 families take advantage of this opportunity. We still have 93 vouchers remaining. If you are a military member/family that does not live in Pennington County, you can still stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center to pick-up a voucher while supplies last.

What are you doing with your tax return?

Hopefully you are not like Curt and putting your 2017 Tax Return to good use. What about paying off or paying down bills? Putting money away for emergency savings, or towards your retirement?

If you received a large return this year, maybe consider changing your Federal withholding and make the money available to you to use throughout the year or increase your TSP contribution.

Want help? Visit us here at your Airman & Family Readiness Center.

Heart Link Spouse Orientation – 28 April

Are you a new spouse in the Air Force?  Heart Link is a spouse orientation designed specifically for you.  Please join us for this informal class to learn more about your benefits and helpful resources.  This is a great way to meet some other new spouses.   Lunch will be served at 1200 for those who would like to stay and mingle.  Please call Airman and Family Readiness at 385-4663 to RSVP by 25 April 2018.

Are you on track to save enough for retirement?

From CNBC: When it comes to saving for the future, Americans aren’t doing great. Those between the ages of 55 and 64 who have retirement savings have a median of $120,000 socked away, Bankrate reports in a new survey, citing data from the Federal Reserve. That’s only 12 percent of the $1 million many experts recommend, and it’s worth noting that even $1 million doesn’t stretch as far as it used to.

So how much should Americans be earmarking for retirement in order to be sufficiently funded in their golden years? Financial services company Fidelity recommends putting away…Read more at CNBC

Daylight Saving Time Steals an Hour This Sunday, March 11th

nGl23qjIf you think you never have enough time on the weekends, you definitely are not going to like this weekend. It’s Daylight Saving Time again, and this isn’t the fun one as we turn the clocks forward an hour.

The official change of time begins at 2 A.M.  on the morning of Sunday, March 11th, 2018. Be sure to set your clocks ahead by 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday Night.

Daylight saving time is currently adopted in over 70 countries and imposes a twice yearly 1 hour change in local clock time. Many assume that the time change only affects your sleep pattern that night, but a study out of England suggests that the seemingly small one-hour shift in the sleep cycle can affect sleep for up to a week. In my opinion, I know I didn’t need a study to tell me that.

Either way you see it, don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour so that you aren’t late for anything on Sunday!