As a disabled veteran and now a loan officer in Kitsap County, I know how hard it is to stay on top of your finances and be saving in today's economy. That is the main reason why I became a loan officer, I wanted to help others receive the finances needed and get into the home of their dreams.
Most people are just not aware of the resources available to military personal who need help with their finances. Here is a list of different sites and organizations that are dedicated to helping those who've served us. I hope this list is helpful to you and your family as it has been for mine.
Military Resources to saving money:
Investor Resources from Financial Regulators
saveandinvest.org/Military SaveAndInvest.org/Military provides unbiased and neutral information from a securities regulator. The site contains financial calculators, and useful regulatory information as well as materials specifically designed for military servicemembers and families, including the publication
Investor.gov - Securities and Exchange Commission
Other Financial Education and Benefits On-Line Resources
Moneytopia - Fun with Finances: Play the Moneytopia online finance game
The Bad Credit Hotel - Check out the Treasury Department's fun game
Ways to Save - By Reader's Digest
Smart About Money - Help with life's financial decisions
Financial Planning for Retirement
Army OneSource - E-learning Center
Retirement Estimator - Social Security Online
Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement - U.S. Dept. of Labor
Financial Fitness Center Podcasts
Salute to Smart Investing - Prepared Especially for the Armed Forces by Virginia and Kenneth Morris
USA Cares - Provides military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need
My Help List - A Comprehensive List of Resources for Military Members
Defense Link - Personal Finance Resources for Military Servicemembers and Their Families
Homeowners Assistance Program - to assist eligible homeowners who face financial loss when selling their primary residence homes in areas where real estate values have declined because of a base closure or realignment announcement.
AnnualCreditReport.com - Free Credit Report 1-877-322-8228
Defenselink.mil - Portal to DoDs links on the World Wide Web
MilitaryMoney.com - Military Money Magazine
Visit our family programs offices at each installation for more information or visit the following sevice related websites or use quick links off of www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil.
www.usmc-mccs.org - Marine Corps Community Services
www.ffsp.navy.mil - Navy Fleet and Family Support
www.armyonesource - Army Community Services
www.afcrossroads.com - Airman and Family Readiness
www.uscg.mil - Coast Guard Health and Safety Directorate
www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil - Use Military Homefront Installations and Directories of Services to identify locations