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Should I Stay or Should I Go…Into the Blended Retirement System?

For eligible military service members who haven’t already made their decision regarding whether to stay in the Legacy Retirement System or go into the new Blended Retirement System, the countdown to decide is on. Eligible service members who are still… Continue Reading

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The Military Consumer Toolkit for Personal Financial Managers and other counselors

The Military Consumer Toolkit for Personal Financial Managers and other counselors Military life comes with transitions. Each relocation, promotion, and change in duty status brings the need to make money-related decisions. Servicemembers’ financial decisions can have long-term effects on their… Continue Reading

Mortgage Refinancing Scams Prey on Military

  Mortgage Refinancing Scams Prey on Military    November 10, 2016 Service men and women are, unfortunately, often the targets of scams. One con that preys on military members is predatory lending, when unscrupulous companies use false promises to trick borrowers… Continue Reading

FTC Military Consumer Toolkit

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For military folks, financial decisions can have long-term effects on family life, security clearance, and mission readiness. In fact, the Department of Defense (DoD) has said that financial readiness is a critical part of the force’s mission readiness. It makes… Continue Reading

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Military Consumers: Salutes to you!

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Military consumers: Salutes to you! A message from the Bureau of Consumer Protection Frequent relocation, separation from family and friends, the stresses of deployment and a steady paycheck from Uncle Sam can make military households an attractive target for scam… Continue Reading

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Information for Military Familes from SaveAndInvest.org

Information for Military Familes from FINRA SaveAndInvest.org Give Your Savings a Boost by Paying Yourself First! Saving for the future is key to achieving financial stability and long-term financial goals. Yet, in a survey of military service members by the… Continue Reading

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Military Consumer Protection Day – Get Involved!

Military Consumer Protection Day – July 17 Get Involved! Go to http://www.military.ncpw.gov/content/get-involved Use these banners, buttons, sample documents and other tools to promote Military Consumer Protection Day. Reach Out to Your Community It’s easy to promote Military Consumer Protection Day… Continue Reading

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Military Consumer Protection Day 2013: July 17

Reprinted from the OnGuardOnline.gov Website Military Consumer Protection Day 2013 June 10, 2013 Calling all military families and veterans! Are you looking to protect yourself or your family from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re curious about the best… Continue Reading

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IRS Consumer Alert – Phishing scam targeting Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees

The IRS issued the following alert related to a phishing scam tartgeting the military. IRS Consumer Alert Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a new, email-based phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and… Continue Reading

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TAP$ – Featured Financial Literacy Program to Highlight California Financial Literacy Month – April 2012

Featured Financial Literacy Program to Highlight California Financial Literacy Month – April 2012 The CAFLM Blog will feature a financial literacy program every day in March (and possibly extending into April) to highlight California Financial Literacy Month, April 2012. To… Continue Reading