Personal Financial Management Program
525 Farragut Avenue, Suite 300
Building 26
Great Lakes, IL 60088

Phone 847-689-3603 ext. 208 / 847-689-3604 ext. 208 / 888-231-0714 ext. 208
Phone (DSN) 792-3603 ext. 208
Fax 847-688-3213
Fax (DSN) 792-3213

Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun - closed
Holidays - closed

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Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

You may want to visit the Relocation Specialist, Personal Financial Specialist, and Command Financial Specialist at your command or your Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society budget counselor to find out where you stand with your present budget. They can help you determine what needs to be done to make a smooth move to this area.

Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) and other allowances will be determined by the Command.

Average Cost of Living

Sperling's BestPlaces analyzes the average cost of living for this area based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Lake County, IL is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Lake County, IL is more expensive. Overall, Lake County, IL cost of living is 11.00% higher than the U.S. average.

Rental Options

Sperling's Best Places analyzes rental options to live in areas as follows:

Overall, North Chicago, IL cost of living is 73.20%.

North Chicago, IL Apartments and Rentals -- Renters make up 55.14% of the North Chicago, IL, population. 8.46% of houses and apartments in North Chicago, IL, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

Lake County, IL Apartments and Rentals -- Renters make up 20.78% of the Lake County, IL, population. 4.25% of houses and apartments in Lake County, IL, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

Purchase Options

Sperling's Best Places analyzes purchase options to live in the areas as follows:


Lake, IL

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These programs provide individual counseling and workshops on Command Financial Specialist (CFS), CONSEP, Car Buying, Home Buying, Making The Most Of Your Military Pay, How To Establish Credit, Credit Cards, Credit Use/Abuse, Credit Reports, Financial Planning Worksheet, Retirement Planning, Savings/Investing, TSP, Predatory Lending, Insurance, Financial Planning For Transition, Financial Planning For Deployment, Survivor Benefit Program, SGLI, and Consumer Awareness. 

Advanced Pay

Drawing an Advance Pay is not an advised practice for people doing a PSC move. If you have any questions contact our Personal Financial Specialist or local the Personal Financial Specialist.

Call the FFSC, located on 525 Farragut Ave., Suite 300, Bldg. 26, at 847-688-3603 ext. 100.

Associated Links

Defense Travel Management Office /Per Diem
Per Diem official website with information on allowances, travel regulations and lodging websites.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
The authoritative source for pay issues.

Military Pay and Benefits
Ability to research your pay and benefits.

IRS Moving Regulations
Information on what expenses are tax deductible.

Military OneSource Financial Counseling
For short term financial problems, service families can obtain help from Military OneSource.

Fleet and Family Support Center
Provides information on Navy family issues.

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