CNRSW Fleet and Family Support Center Naval Base San Diego Personal Financial Management (PFM)
3005 Corbina Alley
San Diego, CA 92136
Phone (DSN) 312-526-7404
Fax (DSN) 312-526-9884
Personal Financial Management Program
The CNRSW Fleet and Family Support Center's (FFSC) Personal Financial Management (PFM) Program goals are to: assist Navy personnel in establishing and maintaining sound money management practices; empower service members and their families to better manage financial resources and meet financial goals by developing their skills and increasing their knowledge; and provide a continuum of training, information and counseling services. To assist you and your family in being financially prepared, the CNRSW FFSC offers workshops and consultations on topics including, basic money management, investing, home buying, credit card management, car buying, consumer awareness, and more. For more information please visit website or contact your local FFSC, NBSD 619-556-7404.
Protect your financial health; it is important to you and your career. Need help with finances? Military and community resources can help.
To help prepare for the move, stop by your local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) and ask about the following travel entitlements: Advance Pay, Per Diem, Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) for OCONUS, Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) for CONUS, Mileage in Lieu Transportation (MALT), and most importantly Dislocation Allowance (DLA). Keep in mind that if Advance Pay is taken, repayment starts immediately over a twelve month period. We suggest consulting your Command Financial Specialist or one of FFSC’s Personal Financial Managers if you believe that taking Advance Pay might cause financial hardship. TLE provides up to $290 a day for an authorized period (5-10 days) to offset local temporary housing costs before or after the PCS process. Allowances vary and cannot be received if you are also receiving Per Diem for travel. TLE is not available in advance and requires receipts. TLA is available when moving to or from an overseas duty station to help offset the cost of temporary housing and meals. TLA typically has a 60-day limit for those arriving at an overseas location, and a 10-day limit for those departing from an overseas location. Receipts are required for TLA.
Cost of Living
Cost of living depends on various factors. Cost of living in San Diego is comparatively high. The median price for a one-bedroom apartment in San Diego is $1765. The average two bedroom apartment is $2234. Pet policies vary. Some rentals charge a pet deposit that varies based on breed, size, and number of pets.
Military Housing is another option for housing in the San Diego area. Please see the Housing Overview article in Plan My Move for more information.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is committed to providing you with safe, reliable energy and exceptional customer service. For more information on programs and services, contact SDG&E 800-411-7343.
Energy Bill Discounts:
Minimum Car Insurance Coverage
Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles (California Insurance Code §11580.1b)
Liability insurance compensates a person other than the policy holder for personal injury or property damage. Comprehensive or collision insurance does not meet vehicle financial responsibility requirements. Check your policy or talk to your agent or broker to verify.
California Low-Cost Automobile Insurance Program information is available on the Department of Insurance website.
Things to keep in mind while transferring
When traveling, emergencies happen. Here are some resources that can assist you.
For vehicle emergencies:
In case of a medical emergency involving loss of life, limb, or eye sight, go to the nearest hospital. Call TRICARE within 24 hours for authorization. For other medical care, call TRICARE before seeking medical assistance. TRICARE will assist you in locating a provider. For more information, visit their website or call your previous TRICARE Region:
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