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 (opens new window).
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.
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/servicemembers/ (opens new window).
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