Military Resources: What You Need to Know

Military service members and families face unique challenges and often have unique financial planning needs. The military resources below provide information and tools available to service members and their families. 

Personal Finance for Military Families
Personal Finance for Military Families

Kiplinger and the Better Business Bureau partnered with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to create this guide.

Consumer Finance for Service members
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The CFPB provides information for services members on ways to plan for their financial future and hwo to protect their finances.

Military Saves
Military Saves

Overall, Military Saves is a campaign that seeks to motivate, support and encourage military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

Service Members Civil Relief Act
Service Members Civil Relief Act

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a federal law that provides protections for military members as they enter active duty.

Veteran Affairs

Veterans Benefits Administration: You may be eligible for VA benefits if you area uniformed Servicemember; Veteran; or spouse, child or parent of a deceased or disabled Servicemember or Veteran.

Veterans Health Administration: In general, the Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.76 Veterans each year.

Education and Training: As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through GI Bill programs.

Home Loans: Additionally, the VA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and surviving spouses become homeowners.

Locations: Also, the VA has many resources available to Veterans and family members.

My HealtheVet: My HealtheVet offers tips and tools to help you partner with your health care team, so together you may work to manage your health.

Also, to contact a financial counselor with the CCCS, click here.

Further, for more military resources related to veterans in debt, click here.