Whether you’re starting a family or starting a new chapter in your life, you don’t want financial debt weighing you down. Unfortunately, debt is a common challenge for service members and veterans as well as their families.
We’re here to help.
NFCC-certified counselors can help you create a plan to get out of debt — whether it’s debt from a car purchase, home expenses, medical bills, credit cards, college loans, or something else.
Are you concerned that you owe too much? Are you wondering how long it will take to pay off your credit card? NFCC offers free online calculators to assess your level of debt and project a timeline for paying off your credit card. In addition, you can view your credit report every year for free at annualcreditreport.com.
Make a Plan
Facing a mountain of debt can weigh heavily on you and your family. NFCC-certified counselors work with service members and veterans to assess their situation and help them plan the next steps. They also offer tips to help you manage your finances.
Make your appointment today to learn more.
Tools and Resources
- NFCC experts have written helpful blog entries on debt and debt management, including:
- If you’re concerned about your mortgage, or even about losing your home, explore NFCC’s foreclosure prevention counseling. We also provide information on how to identify foreclosure rescue scams.
- We can help you enter into a debt management program through an NFCC member agency. Debt management programs help you prioritize and consolidate your debts, allowing you to pay your creditors. Learn whether a debt management plan is right for you.
- Need a snapshot of what you’re making versus what you’re spending? Our monthly budget planner helps you track your income and expenses.
Read about how military veteran Steve Hines has benefited from financial education counseling. Hines works as a peer specialist at Bedford, Massachusetts V.A. Hospital.
- The American Red Cross provides emergency financial assistance for veterans, including funds for food, travel, and shelter.
- The Military Family Advisory Network provides online financial education resources for military and veteran families through its MilCents program.
- If you’re an active-duty military service member, your local Armed Forces Legal Assistance office is another good financial resource. Contact the office to learn more about whether you qualify for financial benefits under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.