Companies located outside military bases sometimes target servicemembers with costly loans and expensive contracts. They also capitalize on the military’s unique payment system.
Getting sick or injured can often result in a heavy financial burden for many families, leaving them with mounting medical bills as well as aggressive debt collection and coercive credit reporting that can make matters worse. A new VA rule sets a clear precedent for reducing the financial distress of families and putting patients first.
This week we partnered with other agencies to ensure that American servicemembers enjoy the full protections of federal law.
A joint fraud advisory from the CFPB and VA on how to avoid common VA home loan scams.
Learn how Buy Now, Pay Later products work and other important details to help you decide whether or not to use them for purchases.
July is Military Consumer Month, and we are partnering with the FTC and DoD on events throughout the month to spotlight key financial issues for the military community.
The Office of Servicemember Affairs year in review: Working together to protect servicemembers, veterans, and military families
Today, we’re releasing our eighth annual report highlighting the activities of the Office of Servicemember Affairs as well as complaints and emerging issues facing the military community in the financial marketplace.
This blog highlights resources that servicemembers, military families and educators can use to teach children, teens, and young adults how to manage money.
Military families face unique financial challenges, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. The new Your Money, Your Goals military guide provides resources to help military families overcome these challenges and improve their financial well-being.
CFPB’s Section for Students and Young Consumers released new podcast episodes. Subscribe today.
GI Bill education benefits are not unlimited, so make sure you have a plan to use them wisely. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ GI Bill Comparison Tool, the Department of Education’s College Scorecard website, and the CFPB’s Your Financial Path to Graduation Tool can help.
This blog highlights National Veterans and Military Families Month and the resources, releases, and collaboration CFPB/Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA) are conducting during the month to support military consumer education, protection and empowerment.
This blog highlights Military Consumer Protection Month and the year-round Military Consumer Campaign. It also encourages members of the military community to learn more about the organizations, resources and consumer laws that protect them 365 days a year.
Many Americans continue to face economic challenges during these uncertain times. As Consumer Financial Protection Week comes to a close, the CFPB continues to be here for you with resources to explain your rights, options and protections during the coronavirus pandemic.
Learn about the consumer protection laws that keep servicemembers and military families safe from financial fraud and unfair or abusive practices.
New research report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs detailing the credit records of young servicemembers.
This Military Appreciation Month we salute the service not only of active-duty servicemembers, activated National Guard and Reserve personnel, but also uniformed medical professionals from the U.S. Public Health Service called into action to fight COVID-19.
Although active duty servicemembers continue to receive their pay, some military families face financial strain due to the coronavirus. We have resources that can help.
Here's what we’ve been doing over the past year to help military families plan for their next financial journey.
The Office of Servicemember Affairs’ annual report highlights complaints from military consumers as well as continuing trends facing the military community in the financial marketplace.
Servicemembers – take advantage of the free tax preparation options available to you and make a plan to kickstart your emergency savings.
Those in the military community have a unique financial journey. Here we debunk five financial myths we commonly see in our work with servicemembers.
Fight zombies, time travel, and become a secret agent – this is not how your parents learned about money!
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.