Announcing MobileMi$$ion: An Exciting New App for Veterans
June 03, 2015
AFCPE® is proud to partner with the Better Business’ Bureau Institute, Moneythink, IDEO.org and CauseLabs to launch a financial capability tool designed specifically for transitioning servicemembers, veterans and their families to help them navigate their finances during the transition from active duty to civilian life.
MobileMis$$ion, an innovative and FREE app, provides access to learning activities and a financial counselor via any connected Android device.* The app is designed to help veterans meet their financial goals – from saving to paying down debt improving your credit, being prepared for emergencies, planning for the future, and accessing government benefits. Veterans do this through:
Interactive Education: Educational “missions” challenge participants to learn new financial behaviors, provide a forum to share goals and ask questions and give you access to the experience of other veterans who have faced similar challenges.
Mentorship & Support: Mentors are trained military spouses actively earning an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) certification from the AFCPE. They understand your situation because they have lived it!
All personal information is protected as our data is encrypted and secure. Participants control how much they share.
MobileMi$$ion is currently running a pilot with limited spaces to test the first version of the app! If you are a transitioning servicemember, a veteran or a professional working with the military community, please help share this opportunity!
Who can participate in the pilot?
- Active duty servicemembers from any branch planning to transition in the coming year
- Currently transitioning servicemembers from any branch
- Veterans from any branch who have transitioned in the past five years
Veterans who participate in the pilot not only receive access to a free resource to help them meet their financial goals, they also have the added benefit of providing feedback to improve and enhance the service of the app for future users!
AFCPE has a rich history of providing financial counseling and education to the military community, and a strong understanding of the unique needs of our transitioning servicemembers. With heavy input on the educational content the app provides, our staff and our military spouse fellows have worked with our partners to help create a one-of-a-kind experience for our veteran community. We hope you will participate and encourage others to do the same!