Choosing A Financial Professional
A credit counselor or money coach can help you set up a budget, review your expenses and track your spending so you can achieve your goals. These service providers usually do not provide investment advice or do comprehensive financial planning. Free assistance may be available through your installation family support center, Reserve or Guard center, a local non-profit consumer credit counseling service (nfcc.org (opens new window)), or online at Military OneSource (militaryonesource.mil).
Also, many credit unions offer free financial counseling services on installations, check with your credit union or locate one through NCUA’s Credit Union Locator tool.
Service-specific personal financial management services:
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Managing money and legal affairs are part of mission readiness. Military OneSource provides strategies on consolidating and paying down debt, saving for retirement or college, investing for income growth and creating a financial plan that will lead to security. Explore estate planning and legal paperwork that protects you and your family from mishaps. And find out how MilTax, Military OneSource’s free tax services, can make quick work out of tax preparation and filing. Set financial and legal goals for your future by tapping into the information and resources available through Military OneSource.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s Office of Servicemember Affairs compiled a listing of the consumer financial protection resources available to servicemembers and their families in each of the 50 states. Generally, these resources are provided by the Consumer Protection Division/Units of the State Attorney General. Several states centralize consumer protection services under a separate state government office such as the Department of Consumer Affairs or the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The inclusion of these state resources are especially important to servicemembers and their families as they move from duty station to duty station and are often unfamiliar with the consumer protection assistance available to them https://www.consumerfinance.gov/servicemembers/ (opens new window).
Emergency Assistance For Servicemembers