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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

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

New DBO Veterans Handbook

New DBO Veterans Handbook On Your Guard Managing Money Using Credit Buying a Home Shopping for a Loan Long-Term Planning Saving and Investing Investment Strategy Numbers to Call for Assistance Review the new handbook: http://www.dbo.ca.gov/Consumers/brochures/veterans_handbook.pdf To order free copies: email… Continue Reading

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Military Consumer Protection Day – Resources!

Military Consumer Protection Day – Resources! Benefits for Illinois Veterans Burial Benefits for Illinois Veterans Charitable Donations for Veteran and Military Families Consumer Protections for Veterans & Military Personnel (WA Attorney General) Housing Assistance from HUD Legal Assistance for Military… 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