Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Financial help

Defense officials have embarked on a financial readiness campaign in an effort to educate service members and family members about wise financial decisions that can help them build wealth. Part of that campaign is the Military Saves Web site,, which features tips on getting out of debt, saving for emergencies, saving for a car and other milestones.

The NASD Investor Education Foundation also has a military education campaign, aimed at helping service members make wise investment decisions. Among their offerings are a Web site,, which offers information and tips. The Web site lists their upcoming free financial education forums held throughout the year at military installations, with information about how to register. In 2007, the foundation is expanding its education program to provide some programs specifically tailored to military spouses and injured or wounded service members.