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Military and Veterans Initiative

We believe that "Knowledge is Power" and "Financial Readiness equals Mission Readiness." Through the BBB Military Line consumer education program, we work to bring financial literacy training and tips, fraud alerts, and smart investing resources - we seek to equip those who serve, have served, and their families with the tools they need to navigate an ever changing and often complex marketplace.


For local BBB support for your military and veterans activities, contact your local BBB at www.bbb.org.


To partner with us and support our BBB Military and Veterans Initiative (BBB M&VI), contact us at 703-247-3656.

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  • What is BBB Military Line?

    What is BBB Military Line?

    Since 2004, BBB Military Line has provided free resources to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection through the efforts of 102 BBBs across the U.S. 
    Since 2004, BBB Military Line has provided free resources to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection through the efforts of 102 BBBs across the U.S. 
  • Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

    Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

    Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. 
    Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. 
  • Your Military Money Matters

    Your Military Money Matters

    Rosemary Freitas Williams,Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Whether you're a newbie recruit or an old salt, managing your money takes some time and attention. Despite the regular paycheck, it doesn't happen on its own. Forgive the pun, but the effort will pay off.As a service member, there's basic pay, travel pay, hazardous duty pay, cost-of-living allowances and much more. Then there are deductions, bills, rent or mortgage payments, and somehow ma...
    Rosemary Freitas Williams,Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Whether you're a newbie recruit or an old salt, managing your money takes some time and attention. Despite the regular paycheck, it doesn't happen on its own. Forgive the pun, but the effort will pay off.As a service member, there's basic pay, travel pay, hazardous duty pay, cost-of-living allowances and much more. Then there are deductions, bills, rent or mortgage payments, and somehow ma...
  • Scams and the Military: The Top 10 Most Risky

    Scams and the Military: The Top 10 Most Risky

    The steady paychecks and relative youth of active-duty military personnel may make them particularly vulnerable to scams. Our BBB Scam Tracker scam reporting tool gives us up-to-the-minute information on trends in the scam marketplace, including scams that impact those that identify as active duty military, veterans, or military spouses. 

    The steady paychecks and relative youth of active-duty military personnel may make them particularly vulnerable to scams. Our BBB Scam Tracker scam reporting tool gives us up-to-the-minute information on trends in the scam marketplace, including scams that impact those that identify as active duty military, veterans, or military spouses. 

  • 3 Tips to Help You Commit to Routine Savings

    3 Tips to Help You Commit to Routine Savings

    To get you started, here are three easy steps to help you commit to routine savings.  
    To get you started, here are three easy steps to help you commit to routine savings.  
  • Resources for Military and Veterans

    Resources for Military and Veterans

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  • Army

    Army

    BBB Military Line encourages Soldiers (including Reservists  and National Guard), retirees, veterans, and their family members to use the free consumer services and materials offered by BBB. 
    BBB Military Line encourages Soldiers (including Reservists  and National Guard), retirees, veterans, and their family members to use the free consumer services and materials offered by BBB. 
  • Navy

    Navy

    BBB Military Line, in partnership with the Navy's Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) services, encourages Navy personnel (including Reservists), retirees, veterans, and their family members to use the free consumer services and materials offered by BBB. 
    BBB Military Line, in partnership with the Navy's Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) services, encourages Navy personnel (including Reservists), retirees, veterans, and their family members to use the free consumer services and materials offered by BBB. 
  • Air Force

    Air Force

    BBB Military Line, in partnership with the USAF Airmen and Family Readiness Centers (AFRCs), encourages Air Force personnel (including Reservists and National Guard), retirees, veterans, and their family members to use the free consumer services and materials offered by BBB. 
    BBB Military Line, in partnership with the USAF Airmen and Family Readiness Centers (AFRCs), encourages Air Force personnel (including Reservists and National Guard), retirees, veterans, and their family members to use the free consumer services and materials offered by BBB. 

Trusted Scout Newsletter

Better Business Bureau - Trusted Scout

Our Military and Veterans Initiative free monthly e-newsletter, "Trusted Scout", helps readers be better consumers and avoid scams designed to separate them from their hard-earned money. Click here to check out our recent issues and sign up!

JOIN US TODAY IN BUILDING THE TRUSTED MARKETPLACE OF TOMORROW

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Learn more about our programs and initiatives:

For Consumers

Financial and Digital Literacy:

Smart Investing
Military and Veterans Initiative
Digital IQ

Consumer Protection:

Scam Tracker

Research

White papers:

Cracking the Invulnerability Illusion
Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report

For Businesses

Ethics:

Center for Character Ethics
International Torch Awards

Business Roundtable:

Corporate Trust Roundtable
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