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Personal Finance Resources

As part of the Defense Department's efforts to promote the importance of individual
financial readiness, this Web site offers financial news and information, links to groups
that can help with financial issues, and tips from a leading financial specialist.

Defense Leaders Predict Troops
Can Weather Financial Storm

Servicemembers and their families can weather the “perfect storm” of credit, savings and banking crises; bailouts; market instability; and foreclosures, if they stay financially prepared, the Pentagon’s personal finance director said here recently. Story

Security Expert Advises Troops to
Safeguard Personal, Financial Data

Military family members who gathered here recently to learn how to protect their identities were told to “think like a spy” in protecting their personal and financial information.Story

‘Military Saves Week’ to Help
Troops Cross Financial Hurdles

The Defense Department is helping troops and their families develop “good financial stewardship” to help them through the global economic downturn. Story

Soldiers Learn Money Skills, Find Peace

Deployed soldiers are learning about financial management through the "Financial Peace University" program offered on Camp Victory, Iraq. Story

Troops Escape Financial Trends,
Enjoy Money Management Benefits

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are relatively insulated from the financial disasters affecting many Americans, and increasingly are taking advantage of programs designed to promote what military leaders call "financial readiness," military financial counselors say. Story

Soldiers Train in Financial Readiness

U.S. soldiers deployed to Iraq are getting an education in personal finance that commanders say goes a long way in promoting battle readiness. Story

Military Financial Road Show
Heads to Washington State

As headlines scream news of an economic recession, a Defense Department team is heading to the Pacific Northwest to help drive home the point that financial readiness is a big part of mission readiness. Story

Troops Seek Help for Money Woes

Military members receive some buffers from hard times through benefits like housing and meals allowances, commissaries and a strong support network. But they feel the crunch of increasing prices like everyone else. Story

Financial Guru Suze Orman Speaks to Troops
Financial Support Web Sites