Association of Military Banks of America

Financial Education Resources

Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign Partners

BBB Military Line, since 2004, has provided free resources to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection through the efforts of 113 BBBs across the U.S.

FINRA Investor Education Foundation operates a Military Financial Readiness Program that delivers free, unbiased financial education tools and training to servicemembers, their spouses and on-base financial educators through a variety of programs and public awareness initiatives. A partner in the U.S. Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign, the program’s primary goal is to help military families manage their money with confidence.  Also, FINRA Foundation operates a website SaveandInvest.org which provides specific information to servicemembers and their families.

Military OneSource eNewsletter – this newsletter updates monthly and brings not only personal and family readiness information to military families, but also an array of other topics.  Check back often for new and updated information.

Military Saves is a component of America Saves and a partner in the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign.  Military Saves is a research-based social marketing campaign to motivate, support, and encourage military families to save money and build wealth.

Government Agencies

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) Servicemembers and their families face unique financial challenges. But there are also unique protections such as your VA benefits, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and more.
Blog: Four Elements Define Personal Financial Well-Being

Department of Defense
Defense.gov – the official web site for the United States Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online
Department of the Army – the official homepage of the United States Army
Department of the Air Force –  the official website of the United States Air Force
Department of the Navy – the official website of the United States Navy
Department of the Marine Corps – the official website of the United States Marine Corps
DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR) Volume 12, Chapter 33 – Financial Institutions on DoD Installations

Department of the Treasury
MyMoney.gov – this site provided by the Department of Treasury is dedicated to helping Americans understand how to save, invest and manage money to meet personal goals.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
The FDIC preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for up to $100,000.
Money Smart, a program developed by the FDIC, is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Money Smart has reached over 2.75 million consumers since 2001.

Federal Trade Commission
Military Family Resources – members of the armed forces or military families face unique challenges managing finances and personal information.  When it comes to some consumer issues, like preventing identity theft, military members have special rights.  This website operated by the FTC was designed to help military families face those issues.
Consumer Sentinel: Military – this website is a joint initiative of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Defense to identify and target consumer protection issues that affect members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. This website also provides a gateway to consumer education materials covering a wide range of consumer protection issues, from auto leasing, to identity theft, to work-at-home scams.
Consumer.gov – this website is a resource for consumer information provided by the federal government through the FTC.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
HelpWithMyBank.gov helps you find answers to your questions regarding national banks and federal savings associations. Use the shortcut keywords below to visit the category that interests you, or use the search window located at the top right corner of every page. We’re here to help!

Securities and Exchange Commission 
Investor.gov
 – this link is to the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Assistance, investor.gov. The website provides a variety of services to address problems and questions one may face as an investor. The website will not provide advice on specific investments, but serve to educate visitors on how to invest wisely and avoid fraud.

VA Life Insurance
This website provides important information about Service Members’ Group Life Insurance for members of the United States Armed Forces.

Non-Profit Organizations

Military Family Advisory Network – MilCents online learning program
MilCents – A Self-Guided Financial Education Program. With straightforward material, engaging online events, social media conversations with peers and experts, and free resources, MilCents is a social learning program created to empower military families in personal finance. The first 150 Milcents users to collect all seven badges win a $20 Amazon gift card.

Financial Services Roundtable
Financial Services Roundtable (FSR) is the leading advocacy organization for America’s financial services industry. With a 100- year tradition of service and accomplishment, FSR is a dynamic, forward-looking association advocating for the top financial services companies, keeping them informed on the vital policy and regulatory matters that impact their business.

National Military Family Association
Provides a one-stop resource for military families and service members featuring a wide range of topics relevant to today’s military lifestyle.

Military Money ™
Military Money was created to address the lifestyle of the military family and to serve as an engaging financial resource for families with loved ones serving in the armed forces.  Operated by InCharge Debt Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has helped over a million people repay $2.8 billion in debt.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
The NAIC was created to assist state insurance regulators in serving the public interest while protecting the public interest, promoting competitive markets, facilitating the fair and equitable treatment of consumers, promoting the reliability, solvency and financial solidity or insurance institutions and supporting and improving state regulation of insurance.

The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education
The web site is a one-stop resource for information about life, health, disability and long-term care insurance, and the essential role of these products within a sound financial plan.

Military One Click
The mission at MilitaryOneClick is to enhance the lives of military families and friends of the military community in just one click! The site connects the user with the latest news, job opportunities, deals, and countless other valuable resources.

Hand’s On Banking for Military 
The Hands on Banking program offers all the basic money tools, skills, and information you need and developed a specific curriculum for military servicemembers and their families.

Veteran and Military Family Initiatives

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University 
As the first institute of its kind in the nation, the IVMF leverages the intellectual, programmatic and human capital resources of higher education in support of the post-service life course of the nation’s veterans and military families.

Trade Associations

American Bankers Association (ABA) – Consumers
Do you have questions about things like mortgages, credit cards, fighting fraud, or saving for college? Our personal finance resources are here to help you understand these topics (and more) and make knowledgeable financial decisions.

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) 
Consumer Education and Resources