New report from the Department of Defense highlights the financial well-being of servicemembers.
New research brief from the Office of Servicemember Affairs on the financial well-being of veterans.
This edition of our 50 state report provides data on US- and state-level complaints submitted by servicemembers, veterans, and military families.
When buying a house, servicemembers have the option of taking a home loan guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In this report, we combine two datasets to explore how servicemember home loan choices have changed from 2006 to 2016.
Start saving, or increase your savings goals, with these tips and resources.
A recent law provides additional protections for servicemembers affecting VA refinances, medical debt on credit reports, credit monitoring, and stays on foreclosure. Here’s what to look for in the new laws and when they go into effect.
we’re releasing our sixth annual report highlighting complaints from
servicemembers as well as emerging issues and continuing trends facing the
military community in the financial marketplace.
Servicemembers, arm yourself with basic car buying skills—Stand your guard when it comes to add-on products
When you buy a car, the dealer might offer you optional products or services known as “add-ons”— which could break your budget. Here’s what you need to know.
Don’t let deceptive car ads mislead you when it comes to trading in a car.
Servicemembers should take precautions when buying a car. This is the second post in our blog series with the Federal Trade Commission on buying a car for servicemembers.
Servicemembers should take precautions when buying a car. This is the first post in our blog series with the Federal Trade Commission for servicemembers on buying a car.
Order copies of the Aid & Attendance benefit scam prevention placemat for veterans in your community!
Servicemembers, take these immediate actions to secure your financial freedom
Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting Sept. 21, 2018, thanks to a new federal law. Here’s what you should know.
WARNO: New security clearance guidelines make it more important than ever for servicemembers to monitor their credit
How to safeguard your credit record and avoid security clearance problems.
Check your mailbox: Veterans with severe disabilities and student loans should keep an eye out for this
The Department of Education is sending letters to veterans with severe disabilities notifying them that they may be eligible for a tax-free discharge of their outstanding student loans. Here’s what to look for if you’re eligible.
Borrowers whose student loans are forgiven due to death or disability will no longer have to pay federal income taxes on those forgiven loans. Now, tens of thousands of disabled veterans and hundreds of thousands of people living with severe disabilities are eligible for new student loan protections.
Seventy percent of new recruits pay $1,200 for GI Bill benefits they likely will not be using. Investing that money in DOD’s new Blended Retirement System (BRS) is probably a better investment.
If you have a VA home loan, then there is a good chance that you have already come into contact with offers to refinance your mortgage that appear official and may sound too good to be true. Here is what you need to know.
CFPB and our Office of Servicemembers Affairs are honored to recognize our nation’s servicemembers, veterans, and their families this Veterans Day.
When military borrowers are not able to get on track for programs like PSLF, they can end up paying tens of thousands of dollars they would otherwise not owe.
Complaints show military families and non-military families have different experiences in the financial marketplace
This month's 50-state report shows that servicemembers are more likely to submit complaints about some financial products compared to non-servicemembers, such as debt collection, but are less likely than non-servicemembers to submit complaints about other products, such as mortgages. Overall the report shows that servicemembers may face different problems in the financial marketplace than non-servicemembers.
Servicemembers consistently report their issues with debt collection to us. These are some of their experiences.
Servicemembers should secure their identities.