Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. You can also choose your branch of service for more specific and focused information.
Military OneSource offers short-term, solution-focused financial counseling at no cost. In other words, MOS helps guide you to resolving your financial issues as promptly as possible. Twelve financial counseling sessions are available with accredited financial counselors and/or certified consumer credit counselors. Visit the Military OneSource Financial Services page.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s site for military personnel offers advice on avoiding scams that target members of the military and their families. It also provides a primer on asset allocation — the process of managing risk and not putting all your financial eggs in one basket.
Focus on Military Communities is the latest addition to the Your Money, Your Goals suite of financial empowerment materials. The Bureau designed this guide to be the “go-to” resource for financial educators, counselors, and other trusted agents who help servicemembers, veterans, and their families reach their financial goals.
The Office of Servicemember Affairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau focuses on the financial challenges affecting members of the military and their families through financial education, monitoring of complaints submitted by consumers to the CFPB, and coordinating with other Federal and state agencies on military consumer protection measures.
The National Military Family Association features resources to help military families prepare for deployment and cope with the strain of financial issues.
The Better Business Bureau’s Military Line offers free services and consumer education through local BBB offices and on the Web. The Military Line is a partner in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign.
Save and Invest, from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, alerts military families to active scams and includes advice on saving and investing. Also available: A free DVD, “Outsmarting Investment Fraud.”
Federal employees, a group that of course includes the military, can invest in the government retirement savings and investment plan, the Thrift Savings Plan. The TSP is an ultra-low-cost retirement plan with a solid range of investment choices.
The Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs mission is to promote awareness, assist eligible veterans, their families, and survivors to receive from the U. S. and State Governments any and all benefits to which they may be entitled under existing or future laws to be enacted.
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