Military Spouse Fellowship

Military Spouse Employment. It’s a hot issue. Military Spouses as a majority /want/ a job. They want to contribute to the family finances. They want to get out of the house and have a world outside of home-life. I get it!

When you are moving every two years though; it is hard.
When you are dealing with deployment, having to be a temporary-single mom; it is hard.
When you just aren’t sure what is out there to help get you on your feet; it is hard.

But military spouses are resourceful and there is help out there! If you enjoy
educating … counseling … helping
and you have a knack for finances here is a GREAT opportunity for you!
The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program:

The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program gives military spouses the opportunity to earn a career-enhancing credential—the Accredited Financial Counselor® certificate—while providing financial counseling to the military community. The fellowship covers the costs associated with completing the AFC® training and testing.

The application process is open for new fellows; military spouses can apply until April 15, 2011. More information is available at

Developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, a partner in the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign, the program provides fellowship recipients with the education needed to earn the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation, providing spouses with ongoing education and the ability to maintain a career despite frequent PCS and other moves.

Spouse fellows in turn help other military families work through financial issues, such as how to create rainy day funds, overcome debt and better prepare for retirement. Accredited spouses serve as financial counselors at family readiness and support centers, credit counseling and tax centers, financial aid offices and credit unions throughout the U.S. and abroad. To date, spouse fellows have logged more than 240,000 hours helping military families reach their financial goals. You can read about graduates and spouses currently in the program here.

You can also read the announcement news release for more information.

We are not entitled. The assistance we are given is a gift. Use your gifts wisely!

– Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.combyUnknownonTuesday, March 08, 2011Military Life:,,

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