May is Military Appreciation Month. It is a month-long celebration where we pay tribute to those serving in uniform and, on Memorial Day, honor servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation. This Military Appreciation Month, some of that service and sacrifice is being made on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by active-duty servicemembers, activated National Guard and Reserve personnel, and uniformed medical professionals from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
The impact of the coronavirus on American life is still unfolding. But, one thing is certain—people from all walks of life have stepped forward to aid in the fight against the pandemic. And as in many great battles, there are heroes—some in plain sight and others hidden from the limelight, but all doing important work nonetheless. While the enemy in this fight may be invisible, the visible casualties remind us of the importance of taking care of those who are fighting on our behalf.
The Bureau is committed to providing all consumers with up-to-date information and resources to help you protect and manage your finances during this difficult time. Our dedicated Coronavirus page has financial education resources listed by topic and audience and links to other resources that we hope cover the spectrum of people and situations. Servicemembers can also download our to help take the guesswork out of financial management at critical points during their service.
If you have a problem with a financial product or service, try reaching out to the company first. Companies can usually answer questions unique to your situation and more specific to the products and services they offer. If you’re still having a problem, you can submit a complaint to us.
I want to thank servicemembers as well as first responders on behalf of the Bureau’s employees who are also serving to protect American consumers from financial harm. Whether you are wearing a uniform or not, your service to the Nation makes you all heroes and worthy of our appreciation in such a perilous time.