Department of the Treasury Financial Literacy and Education Commission — The Financial Literacy and Education Commission is comprised of 20 federal agencies including the Department of Defense, that provide financial education. The website, MyMoney.gov, provides information on various personal finance topics from across the spectrum of federal agencies that deal with financial issues and markets. Additionally, the Department of the Treasury’s website provides financial calculators and a toll-free number (888-MyMoney) available in Spanish and English for anyone in the general public seeking information about federal financial education materials.
USAGov, formerly known as the Federal Citizen Information Center, publishes the Consumer Information Catalog, the Consumer Action Handbook, operates the USAGov Contact Center, and a family of websites to provide free, timely, and useful government information to the public.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — The FCIC provides answers to questions about the federal government and everyday consumer issues. The FCIC is a partner in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign and assists by tailoring its Money Resource Information to Department of Defense personnel.
Federal Reserve Board — The Federal Reserve website provides resources to educate leaders and consumers about regulations and practices that impact servicemembers and their families, like the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection — The Bureau of Consumer Protection strives to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices through investigations and legal action. The Enforcement Division litigates civil contempt and penalty actions to enforce FTC court injunctions and administrative orders addressing consumer protection issues, data security, fraud and other scams.
Internal Revenue Service Tax Information for Members of the Military — The IRS website serves as the main source of information for determining and paying federal taxes. The Tax Information for Members of the Military portion of the IRS website provides further tax information specifically targeted to service members and their families.
MilitaryINSTALLATIONS — MilitaryINSTALLATIONS is a searchable directory of worldwide installation and state-related military information, programs and services. It provides easy access to fast facts, articles, website resource directories, photos, contact information, major units, weather and maps. With this resource, users can quickly find relevant information about any installation or military resources in their state. Learning about a new community was never easier.
Military Consumer Sentinel — Military Sentinel is a joint initiative of the FTC and the Department of Defense designed to help improve consumer protection for service members, their families and Department of Defense civilians. The Military Sentinel website allows service members, DoD civilians and their families to file consumer complaints that are used by over 500 law enforcement organizations to target cases for prosecution and other enforcement measures.
Military OneSource — Several financial services are available for service members and their families through Military OneSource, including financial counseling, financial planning, tax consultations and a filing program. In the Financial Services briefing you’ll discover exactly how Military OneSource can guide service members and families through all things financial, including investments and debt. Links to all other service provider briefings can be found by visiting our Service Provider page.
US Securities and Exchange Commission — The SEC Office of Investor Education provides services and answers to questions consumers may have concerning investing and how to avoid fraud. The website also has separate sections for researchers, teachers and students.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service — The Consumer and Family Economics group within the USDA, CSRESS was created to enhance economic opportunities and quality of life among families and communities by strengthening the capacity of families to establish and maintain economic security. The USDA CSREES is sharing relevant financial education research, knowledge, resources and tools with the Department of Defense, military personal financial counselors, educators and command financial specialists.
Military State Policy Source – The Military State Policy Source is part of the Department of Defense’s initiative to identify and address the most pressing needs of service members and military families affected by state policies. The website lists the highest-priority, key issues identified by the Defense-State Liaison Office, or DSLO, best practices implemented by states, regular updates on the state of legislation on key issues across states, and official Department of Defense data about military families.