Link to these organizations and resources that help military families make informed financial decisions.
Minnesota Department of Military Affairs - Provides Beyond the Yellow Ribbon information and resources for military servicemembers returning to civilian life.
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs - Has information and resources for Minnesota veterans, including resources to help find employment.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development - Provides specialized staff and employment services to help all Minnesota military veterans – including those in the National Guard and Reserves – prepare for, find, and keep a job, no matter their era of service.
Minnesota Department of Human Services - Provides a variety of services to help families, seniors and individuals with disabilities meet their basic needs. The department works to help those on government assistance become self-sufficient as quickly as possible.
Minnesota Department of Revenue - Provides helpful information and resource about tax benefits for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency - Provides helpful information for military families and veterans seeking housing, mortgage assistance, and more.
Better Business Bureau - Helps you check out businesses in your new hometown or online and works to resolve complaints. The BBB Military Line specializes in consumer alerts, financial education and resources for members of the military.
Investor Protection Trust
- Provides information about investing and protecting your money, including an excellent guide to help you get started in investing. Look for special educational
resources for the military.
Defense Credit Union Council - Includes contact information for credit unions on base and other financial information for servicemembers.
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions - Offers budget, housing and debt-counseling resources.
SaveandInvest.org - Alerts military families to active scams, includes advice on saving and investing, and provides resources for checking out advisers.
MilitaryMoney.com - Offers advice on all aspects of personal finance for military families, plus links to discount and support programs.
MilitarySaves.org - Focuses on strategies for building savings and reducing debt, and includes inspirational stories from servicemembers who make savings a priority. The site also highlights special programs during Military Saves Week (the last week in February).
MyMoney.gov - Includes helpful information from a variety of government resources about budgeting, taxes, homeownership and credit, and how to avoid scams.
MilitaryOneSource.com - A clearinghouse for information related to all things military, including deployment, legal rights and finances.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Servicemembers’ section - Includes resources specifically designed to help members of the military plan for the future and protect their finances.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s military site - Offers warnings about scams targeting members of the military as well as general investor education and tips on how to check out a broker.
North American Securities Administrators Association - Includes links to state securities regulators, tips on avoiding scams and other helpful information for investors.
Department of Veterans Affairs SGLI - Offers in-depth information about Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance.
TSP.gov - Features details about the Thrift Savings Plan for military personnel.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service - Includes information about active military and retiree pay, benefits and savings.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners - This site focuses on insurance issues for members of the military, and includes contact information for insurance regulators.
Armed Forces Legal Assistance - Includes a search tool to help you find legal-assistance offices at nearby bases.
Military Homefront - Highlights resources and benefits for military families.
MyArmyBenefits - Includes information about military pay and benefits, transition information and tax rules.
IRS Armed Forces Tax Guide - Explains special tax rules that can benefit military personnel.
U.S. Department of Justice - Provides details on special legal rights for members of the military and veterans .
Military.com - Focuses on pay and benefits, financial issues, preparing for deployment and transitioning out of the military.
National Military Family Association - Features resources to help families make the most of their benefits, prepare for deployment and cope with financial issues.
Armed Forces Crossroads - Covers benefits, deployment, relocation and other issues. VA Loans.
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loans - Includes detailed information on VA loans.
- Provides timely advice and information to help with all areas of personal finance, from saving and investing to insurance, taxes,
homeownership and financial planning.
More financial tips for military servicemembers and their families is available by downloading the Financial Field Manual: The Personal Finance Guide for Military Families .