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Military and Veterans Initiative

We believe that "Knowledge is Power" and "Financial Readiness equals Mission Readiness." Through BBB Military Line consumer education program and our web-based and mobile technology endeavors, we work to bring financial literacy to a most deserving segment of our population. Education and outreach that is user focused - on the ground - on the web - and through mobile technology - 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 703-276-0100.

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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. 
  • Introducing the MobileMi$$ion app for veterans

    Introducing the MobileMi$$ion app for veterans

    Brought to you by the Better Business Bureau Institute and made possible by a grant from American Express, MobileMi$$ion is a new mobile app designed specifically for transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and their families to help them navigate their finances during the transition from active duty to civilian life. This app gives you access to learning activities and a personalized mentor that you can access on any connected Android device. The mobile experience allows you to...
    Brought to you by the Better Business Bureau Institute and made possible by a grant from American Express, MobileMi$$ion is a new mobile app designed specifically for transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and their families to help them navigate their finances during the transition from active duty to civilian life. This app gives you access to learning activities and a personalized mentor that you can access on any connected Android device. The mobile experience allows you to...
  • 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...
  • 10 Best Military Banks of 2015

    10 Best Military Banks of 2015

    The men and women serving in the United States military have unique banking needs; they might travel for work, live overseas, move frequently or work unpredictable hours. Their financial circumstances change when they get deployed and everyday transactions can become much more complicated.
    The men and women serving in the United States military have unique banking needs; they might travel for work, live overseas, move frequently or work unpredictable hours. Their financial circumstances change when they get deployed and everyday transactions can become much more complicated.
  • Resources for Military & Veterans

    Resources for Military & Veterans

    Check our list of helpful sites when you have a question and need a place to start looking for the answer.
    Check our list of helpful sites when you have a question and need a place to start looking for the answer.

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!

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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. 
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