Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for Military Families
The financial experts at Kiplinger’s have created a resource center that covers a range of topics relevant to today’s military families.
BBB Military Line®
BBB Military Line® has provided free resources to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection through the efforts of 116 BBBs across the U.S.
Loan Guaranty Service, Home Loan Program
The VA offers a loan program from active duty personnel who have served at least 181 days.
Life Insurance – Department of Veterans Affairs
The VAs insurance programs were developed to provide insurance benefits for veterans and service members who may not be able to get insurance from private companies because of the extra risks involved in military service, or a service connected disability.
Military Saves is a national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings.
Patriot Express (Small Business Administration)
The Small Business Administration’s Express program offers streamlined and expedited loan procedures for particular groups of borrowers, notably active duty military personnel, veterans, and borrowers from distressed communities.
The Post – 9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
SaveAndInvest.org—a resource of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s Military Financial Readiness Project—is a multifaceted program that includes online and on-the-ground training to make sure you’re supported at key financial milestones.
Air Force Aid Society
The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the United States Air Force. The Society has promoted the Air Force mission by providing worldwide emergency assistance, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs that improve quality of life for Airmen and their families.
Air Force Crossroads
This is the official community Website of the US Air Force, providing informatin on installations, finances, family member employment and much more.
Air Force Personnel Center
This site offers a wealth of information including Airman and Family Readiness Flight (A&FRF) programs and services, benefits and pay, and many helpful links.
Air Force Retirees Services
The Air Force Retiree Services Section, AFPC/DPSIAR, manages the Air Force Retiree Activities Program and the Survivor Benefit Plan; supports the Air Force Retiree Council; and advises the Air Force retirement community via various means of communication including the Afterburner, News for USAF Retired Personnel, and postings on the Internet.
Armed Forces Legal Assistance (AFLA)
This web site is a joint initiative of the Armed Forces legal assistance offices that aims to provide general legal information to the military community to enhance its readiness. The information provided through this Web site is for educational and general information purposes only. It is not legal advice.
Army Emergency Relief
AER is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. AER’s sole mission is to help soldiers and their dependents.
Army HomeFront Fund
Army Homefront Fund provides emergency financial and other support to the families of soldiers, with a focus on wounded warrior care and transition assistance.
Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Office – Consumer Information
This site informs military members on personal legal affairs and preventive law.
ClearPoint Credit Counseling and Solutions
ClearPoint Financial Solutions is an amalgamation of local credit counseling organizations from across the country that have come together through a series of mergers over the past 40 years. Today, ClearPoint is one of the largest, most-respected credit counseling agencies in the nation. Credit counselors help consumers identify and resolve their financial concerns through budgeting, an understanding of credit, learning how to set financial goals, prioritizing debt repayments, and making the most effective financial choices.
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is a non-profit charitable organization established to provide financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family. While CGMA works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, it is an independent corporation. Its mission is to promote the financial stability and general well being of Coast Guard people through interest-free loans, grants, and financial counseling.
Coast Guard Office of Work-Life
The Coast Guard’s Work-Life Program is managed by the Office of Work-Life, a Headquarters program manager staff within the Health and Safety Directorate. This staff is responsible for establishing, developing and promulgating Work-Life policy and interpreting program standards for Coast Guard-wide implementation. The overall objective is to support the well-being of active duty, reserve and civilian employees and family members.
Defense Credit Union Council
The Defense Credit Union Council is a chartered partner of the Department of Defense Financial Readiness campaign, and as such, works with DoD to encourage the wise use of credit and the prudent management of personal and family resources.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the Consumer
This section of the FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics. The information here can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights.
ID Theft Complaint Links for Members of the Armed Services
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission maintains a special “Military Sentinel” website where members of the armed services can report identity theft complaints.
InCharge Debt Solutions
InCharge® Debt Solutions is a community-service organization offering confidential and professional credit counseling, housing counseling, debt management, bankruptcy education, and general financial education to individuals seeking options to manage credit card debt and consolidate debt.
MilitaryHOMEFRONT is the official Department of Defense web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need!
Military Money Magazine
The magazine’s website explores such personal finance issues as money management, home and family life for military families, education and career advice, deployment and relocation, and transitioning to the civilian world. Find specific consumer Information oncredit and money.
Military Saves encourages the military community to meet immediate needs and build long-term wealth through saving and debt reduction.
Your official Army benefits resource for the Regular Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Family Members and Retirees.
Provides accurate and up-to-date articles and information on various topics…from Army customs, home and personal safety, managing deployment to understanding military pay.
The Federal Government’s website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money – how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet their personal goals. You can use the resources on this site to learn how to do these things and manage your money better.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
This site addresses insurance issues for military personnel.
National Military Family Association (NMFA)
NMFA – “The Voice for Military Families” is dedicated to serving the families and survivors of the seven uniformed services through education, information and advocacy. NMFA’s Money and You provides a wide range of information that will help you take control of your personal finances by connecting you to wide range of services and materials helpful to service members and their families when dealing with financial matters.
Navy Fleet and Family Support Center
The Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) provides unified, customer-focused, consistent, and efficient FFSP programs and services to support sustained mission and Navy readiness. We provide the right services at the right time, to strengthen personal and family competencies to meet the unique challenges of the military lifestyle.
Navy/Marine Corps Consumer Protection
This site provides consumer protection information on topics such as credit, debt, identity theft and more.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial aid and other help for families of deployed service members, and for Wounded Warriors during their recovery and transition.
The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) is a national charity working to meet unmet needs of the military personnel and their families in the areas of financial literacy, housing and support for the wounded.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for Military Personnel and Their Families
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has teamed with the NASD Investor Education Foundation and the Department of Defense on a multi-faceted financial education program serving members of the military and their families.
USAA Educational Foundation
The USAA Educational Foundation help consumers make informed decisions by providing information on financial management, safety concerns and significant life events.