Military Program Partners
The FTC, the nation's consumer protection agency, works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. Consumers can file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues from www.ftc.gov. The FTC enters credit, Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
The FTC manages www.onguardonline.gov, a partnership of the federal government and the technology industry to help consumers guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. The FTC also maintains www.ftc.gov/idtheft, a one-stop shop for information about identity theft, and www.ftc.gov/credit, a library of publications about credit issues.
NEFE is the country's only independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating Americans about personal finance and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.
NEFE partnered with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the National Military Family Association to provide personal finance and investing education to military families through the development of a publication titled Military Families: Money & Mobility. This 80-page booklet is intended to help military families address the myriad financial decisions prompted by frequent moves or deployments. For more information about this and other NEFE initiatives, including those developed specifically for the military community, please visit www.nefe.org.
Military families serve our country with pride, honor, and quiet dedication. The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthen and protect the families of the men and women currently serving, retired, wounded, or fallen. We provide families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with information, work to get them the benefits they deserve, and offer programs that improve their lives. Our 40 years of service and accomplishments have made us a trusted resource for military families and the Nation's leaders. To learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org.
The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy serves the tens of thousands of investors who contact the agency each year with investment-related complaints and questions. The Office's trained investor assistance specialists answer questions, analyze complaints, seek informal resolution of investors' problems, and distribute helpful educational materials.
The SEC has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Defense, which allows the SEC to partner with the DoD on financial literacy initiatives. The SEC provides investing workshops and distributes free brochures on numerous investing topics. For more information on how to invest wisely and avoid costly mistakes, visit www.sec.gov/investor.shtml, or call their toll free number at (800) 732-0330.
The Coast Guard's Work-Life Program is managed by the Office of Work-Life, a Headquarters program manager staff within the Health, Safety and Work-Life Directorate, reporting to the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources. This staff is responsible for establishing, developing and promulgating Work-Life policy and interpreting program standards for Coast Guard-wide implementation. The overall objective is to support the well-being of active duty, reserve and civilian employees and family members.
View the Qualified Organization Designation to the FINRA Investor Education Foundation from the U.S. Coast Guard.