Military Debt Help for Military Service Members and Families
InCharge Debt Solutions recognizes that service members from all branches of the US military face the same financial challenges confronting many Americans, greatly compounded by the nature of military service where “mobility” is a reality of life.
InCharge offers nonprofit credit counseling to military service members and their families, free of charge.
As a way of honoring military service and showing appreciation for the sacrifice of military families, InCharge offers these tailored resources:
- Military Money: InCharge is proud to publish Military Money, a comprehensive personal finance website for servicemembers and their families. Find informative articles, videos and podcasts about the GI Bill, VA loans, Thrift Savings plans and much more.
- Free printed military guide books to military bases as well as motivational on-base workshops. Recent publications include Defending Your Home, a guide to military housing issues, and Transitions: Where Do I Go from Here? How to transition from military to civilian life.
- Free personal finance education which include articles, tools and resources are available through InCharge’s website, including the daily personal finance tips-oriented podcast Military Money Minute. The MilitaryMoney website earned Top Ten Status in Kiplinger’s “Personal Finance Guide for Military Families, 2009.”
- Free credit counseling and a review of military debt relief by calling the number above.
Additional Online Resources for Military Families
Military OneSource: This service is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. The program provides Service Members with a connection to an NFCC Member Agency (InCharge Debt Solutions is a member) and provides funding for up to 12 counseling sessions per family.
Explore VA Health Care Benefits: Explore VA provides a fast way to learn about VA benefits, find out which ones you may be eligible for, share information with friends and family, and apply for benefits.
MilitaryINSTALLATIONS: This is the official DoD source for installation and state resources available to active duty, guard and reserve service and family members.
U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans page of USA.gov: Here, you’ll find resources and official information for active duty military personnel, including history, support for families, benefits, career assistance, education and much more.
Service Members HomePage, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: This government website has sections on Planning Your Future and Protecting Your Finances and much more.
Veteran’s Affairs Website: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides detailed information on health care benefits, life insurance, pensions, home loans, survivor benefits, education and much more.
Military.com: This is a good resource, which explains in plain language the many benefits available to active duty personnel, reserves, National Guard, retirees, veterans and their families.
InCharge website provides military debt relief information, tips and tricks on home ownership, pay & benefits, military life, investment and retirement, taxes, debt help, banking and saving and auto loans and much more.
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About The Author
In his 40-plus-year newspaper career, George Morris has written about just about everything -- Super Bowls, evangelists, World War II veterans and ordinary people with extraordinary tales. His work has received multiple honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press and the Louisiana Press Association. He avoids debt when he can and pays it off quickly when he can't, and he's only too happy to suggest how you might do the same.