“Every day, our military families at home and abroad inspire us and remind us of our obligation to take care of those who do so much for our country. As a grateful Nation, we pay tribute to the women and men who have made our military the finest fighting force the world has ever known, and we honor the enduring strength and dedication of their families.”
~President Barack Obama
Happy Veterans Day! AFCPE® extends our heartfelt gratitude to the brave men and women who have chosen to serve our country and preserve our freedom; to the military families who support our troops with unwavering love and strength; and to the Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC®), AFCPE Members and FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellows who continue to serve this nation by providing financial education and counseling to military families and veterans.
In honor of Veterans Day, AFCPE would like to recognize the great work of our Partners and our AFC Professionals, by providing a list of resources available for our service members and our veterans:
Better Business Bureau Military Line – Since 2004, BBB Military Line has provided free resources to military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection through the efforts of 112 BBBs across the U.S.
Military Saves – An educational campaign of the non-profit organization, America Saves, Military Saves seeks to motivate, support and encourage military families to save money, reduce debt and build wealth.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – The CFPB has tools and resources available specifically for service members, with guidance on how to plan for the future and protect your finances.
FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program – The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program gives military spouses the opportunity to earn a career-enhancing credential—the Accredited Financial Counselor® certificate—while providing financial counseling and education to the military community.
AmEx Serve – We are working with American Express to design a financial readiness program for transitioning service members, veterans and their families. Visit the Spent Documentary site for access to resources and ways that you can take action to support this important cause.
Veterans Financial Coalition –a diverse group of organizations with the shared goal of serving the financial education and consumer protection needs of veterans. The coalition’s mission is to assist and promote resources to a growing population of veterans, provide financial education for veterans and community organizations serving veterans, and raise awareness of the unique financial challenges our nation’s veterans face.
Through our certification programs and professional partnerships, AFCPE is working tirelessly to ensure that all Americans have equal access to financial education and trustworthy professionals. We remain committed to improving the economic wellbeing of individuals and families worldwide, especially for those who have scarified so much for our freedom.