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 into bad loans.
How the Scam Works:
You get an offer – via mail, email or even social media – touting mortgage refinancing just . . . → Read More: Mortgage Refinancing Scams Prey on Military
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 sense: when you know how to manage your money – and how to spot a rip-off . . . → Read More: FTC Military Consumer Toolkit
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 artists. That’s why the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of . . . → Read More: Military Consumers: Salutes to you!
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 FINRA Investor Education Foundation, more than one-third of the respondents reported having trouble putting money aside for future . . . → Read More: Information for Military Familes from SaveAndInvest.org
Military Consumer Protection Day – July 17
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Host a forum, workshop or seminar on your installation or in your . . . → Read More: Military Consumer Protection Day – Get Involved!
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 way to use credit, shop for a used car, or maximize your security online.
Military folks are consumers, too – . . . → Read More: Military Consumer Protection Day 2013: July 17
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 civilian employees. The email appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services and displays a .mil email . . . → Read More: IRS Consumer Alert – Phishing scam targeting Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees
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 feature your financial literacy program, see the CAFLM Blog post dated January 31, 2012.
. . . → Read More: TAP$ – Featured Financial Literacy Program to Highlight California Financial Literacy Month – April 2012
A great post from the CFPB Blog…
Help for struggling military homeowners
Written by Holly Petraeus
Military families throughout the country are not immune to the ongoing housing crisis. On my travels to military bases, I’ve heard too many distressing stories about servicemembers who are underwater on their mortgage and are faced with military permanent change of station (PCS) . . . → Read More: Help for struggling military homeowners – Holly Petraeus, CFPB
America Saves Tools
Whether you keep your money in a bank account or cookie tin (caution: it’s not insured in a cookie tin or under your mattress), you can use the Saver’s Tool to make a savings plan and track your progress. Launch Tool
Manage your money with confidence. SaveAndInvest.org is your source for objective answers and unbiased . . . → Read More: Financial Tools from Military America Saves!