Newsletter Archive

September 2020
18 September 2020 – How are job seekers being targeted by scammers?
11 September 2020 – What is that extra money in my paycheck? What you need to know about the Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral
4 September 2020 – What does the President’s payroll tax announcement mean?

August 2020
28 August 2020 – Rising military personnel costs: future cuts in troop numbers?
21 August 2020 – AMBA Sponsors Entrepreneur Launch Camp w/SEED SPOT & MFAN
14 August 2020 – FTC Launches New Online Tool for Military Consumer Data
7 August 2020 – FDIC Consumer News: Working Through Financial Difficulty

July 2020
31 July 2020 – FICO Score 10: The newest model on the market
24 July 2020 – CARES Act resources for military & veterans families
17 July 2020 – Discover your Military Money Personality Type
10 July 2020 – It’s Military Consumer month! Featured article – Coronavirus: Scammers follow the headlines
2 July 2020 – How the coronavirus is impacting the military community

June 2020
26 June 2020 – Military families lose about $5,000 out of pocket for each PCS move, survey finds
19 June 2020 – BankThink: NCUA’s low-income designation hurts service members
12 June 2020 – Military families and affordable housing webinar hosted by ABA Foundation
5 June 2020 – Military families need relief from rising food costs

May 2020
29 May 2020 – Real money, real experts discuss the impact of Coronavirus on the financial planning community and the partnership between AFCPE and Wells Fargo Bank
22 May 2020 – Lower than expected requests for assistance from relief societies and guidance for relaxing stay-at-home orders
15 May 2020 – Military families caught in COVID-19 financial straits could see relief under this proposal
8 May 2020 – Banking in the Time of Coronavirus
1 May 2020 – More than 25% of Military families have less than $500 in emergency savings, study finds…

April 2020
24 April 2020 – Managing the Financial Impact of COVID-19 for Military Families, IRS warns Veterans must act quickly, FBI warns of fraud related to COVID-19, and more
17 April 2020 – CARES Act benefits for mil/vet families, flatten the scam curve, financial help for military, COVID-19 pain point survey, MilTax services, & more
10 April 2020 – Assistance/resources for the COVID-19 crisis? Need connection? Cleaner payments for consumers/banks. And, Mil Money Podcast for wk 2 for MilSavesMonth
3 April 2020 – Where to go for financial help, information, tips and advice during this COVID-19 crisis.  Avoid scams, understand remote work data and privacy.

March 2020
27 March 2020 – DoD authorizes new pay authority, new IRS tax deadline, information regarding COVID-19 and mil families, and more
20 March 2020 – Staying financially healthy during the outbreak, use your tax refund to build your emergency fund, financial help for mil families, and FTC helping with scammers

February 2020
28 February 2020 – IRS publication update for military members, Mil Tax by Military OneSource, Army & Air Force Bank of the Year nomination open, CFPB tools & resources.
21 February 2020 – Proposed regulation would bump TSP auto contributions to 5%, Veterans get more banking options, and tips for tax season
14 February 2020 – Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act, LinkedIn Live event – today, and the BBB’s Saluting Trust full of tax time tips!
7 February 2020 – Bank of America hires 10,000 veterans, MilTax time, and AFFN Matching Grants for AMBA-AFFN member banks

January 2020
31 January 2020 – Are you ready for the first-ever Military Saves Month?  How can you participate?
17 January 2020 – CFPB’s essential guide to building an emergency fund
10 January 2020 – Veterans Benefits Banking, SECURE Act and You, Military One Source January news & more

December 2019
13 December 2019 – 2020 BAH rates announced, military saver survey, retirement advice – especially for women, & BBB Saluting Trust newsletter
6 December 2019 – Giveaway of financial coaching this holiday season – enter now!

November 2019
15 November 2019 – OCC Otting on CRA Timeline, CFPB Financial well-being state-by-state report, BBBI Saluting Trust – November/National Veterans and Military Families Month
8 November 2019 – TSP 2020 contribution limits, free electronic monitoring, Military Saves month – time to sign up! & Wells Fargo supports the veteran community
1 November 2019 – Banking at the speed of tech, retirement plan loans most common among financially vulnerable, America Saves Week 2020 sign-up open & Social Security updates for 2020

October 2019
25 October 2019 – Why banks should be treated the same as CUs on base, psychological perks of paying off debt, IRS guidance on student loans and retirement, & more
11 October 2019 – MFAN survey opens, student loan debt-to-income state report, VA home loan fee refunds, WF offers free webinars, & meeting for bank reg relief
4 October 2019 – Natural disasters damaging retirement accounts, MFAN Survey is coming, key trends about social security, and the real TSP podcast

September 2019
27 September 2019 – Attackers targeting veterans posing as Hire Military Heroes website, MilitaryOne Source October newsletter, and Veterans Transition Survival Guide
20 September 2019 – Credit monitoring for service members – for free, protections for mil consumers, updates from Hurricane Dorian, TSP’s new training information
13 September 2019 – Why younger veterans more likely to struggle, Bank of the Year & America Saves Designation of Excellence awarded, Military Saves – Saver Survey
6 September 2019 – Saver Survey – share the survey or take the survey, Honor 9/11 by visiting memorials, and money mistakes to avoid before retirement

27 September 2019 – Attackers targeting veterans posing as Hire Military Heroes website, MilitaryOne Source October newsletter, and Veterans Transition Survival Guide
20 September 2019 – Credit monitoring for service members – for free, protections for mil consumers, updates from Hurricane Dorian, TSP’s new training information
13 September 2019 – Why younger veterans more likely to struggle, Bank of the Year & America Saves Designation of Excellence awarded, Military Saves – Saver Survey
6 September 2019 – Saver Survey – share the survey or take the survey, Honor 9/11 by visiting memorials, and money mistakes to avoid before retirement

August 2019
30 August 2019 – Veteran mentor in banking, what challenges are facing military medicine, beware of fake check scams
24 August 2019 – Start saving small, GI bill changes, done PSCing – file your claim, & AMBA Members: ATM needed on Pittsburg Reserve station
16 August 2019 – Education benefits for servicemembers, getting your teens college-ready, providing protection for mil consumers
9 August 2019 – Why young adults are not quitting the traditional bank branch, new improved IRS withholding estimator tool, and TSP reminds investors to stick to their plan
2 August 2019 – Buying your first house? – FDIC Consumer News, Military Saves annual report, Military OneSource August newsletter & more

July 2019
26 July 2019 – Military Consumer Protection Month – Military Consumers and Marketplace Loss, What should you do if you have been scammed – Equifax breach and more
19 July 2019 – Myths about the military and personal finance, bank of the year award winners, & there’s still time to register for the 2019 AMBA Workshop
12 July 2019 – It’s Military Consumer Protection Month!  How to save for retirement on the gig economy.  New TSP webinars.
5 July 2019 – Flexible TSP withdrawal options coming soon, 11 Banks awarded Designation of Saving Excellence, and it’s military consumer protection month

June 2019
28 June 2019 – Rules for credit monitoring, 2018 FINRA Financial Capability Study findings, money tactics for deployment, and how employers can help with emergency savings
21 June 2019 – Financial checklist for recent high school graduates, steps to double your TSP, and going from battlefield to banking in this week’s newsletter
14 June 2019 – The Paycheck Checkup – the IRS suggests this is a good time of year to check your withholding and AMBA Member Bank offer to help combat fraud
7 June 2019 – New TSP withdrawal options and more to watch this year. Military Saves transitions to Military Saves Month in 2020.

May 2019
31 May 2019 – The FED’s 2018 SHED data released, Misadventures in Money Management, Burnout is high for enlisted troops, AFFN receives Patriot Award 
24 May 2019 – Grant program supports families at Little Rock AFB, SMs have higher levels of fin. well-being, data released: financial readiness & privatized housing
17 May 2019 – Enrolled in BRS? You may be seeing thousands in continuation pay. Saluting Trust – May edition & Fort Hood National Bank teaches Fin Ed to ROTC cadets
10 May 2019 – Long-term use of financial wellness programs drives retirement success, 2019 Blue Star families survey is open, & ABA Community Commitment Awards
3 May 2019 – The 2019 America/Military Saves Week survey & Designation
for Savings Excellence award submission ends today!

April 2019
26 April 2019 – Fiscal future of social security and Medicare, Army may need bigger continuation pay incentive to retain troops, & FINRA launches new fintech office
12 April 2019 – Veteran financial well-being, millennials & money, TSP Q1 statements, BBBI’s Saluting Trust, and Bank Solicitation at Whiteman AFB
5 April 2019 – Bank participation in Military Saves Week, retirement bill, and Mil Tax software help

March 2019
29 March 2019 – EITC – what you should know, FDIC breaks down rewards cards, scholarships for mil spouse financial counselors, workers want retirement legislation
22 March 2019 – CFPB complaint snapshot, credit mistakes could be costing you money, mil banks – fill out the survey for Military Saves Week, last day to take the StreetShares survey
15 March 2019 – CFPB Analyzing first-time home-buying data for servicemembers, BBB Saluting Trust shares the biggest scams of 2018, military bank surveys, and more…
8 March 2019 – FINRA mil spouse fellowship, Military Saves Designation of Excellence, Financial education at work, Member bank survey & more
1 March 2019 – It’s Military Saves Week 2019.  Have you taken the pledge? Military overpayments, MilTax season & more…

February 2019
22 February 2019 – Ways to cut student loan debt, SaveYourRefund during 2019 tax season, veteran & mil spouse fellowships, AMBA member bank – ATM solicitation, & more
15 February 2019 – CFPB proposal may help small-dollar lending, Fellowships open for vets and mil spouses (soon), MSW2019 is 2 weeks away – are you ready?
8 February 2019 –  Bank of the Year award noms open, Military Saves Week digital toolkit is here, TSP annual participation statements, & AFFN Community Support program
1 February 2019 – CFPB – OSA releases military complaint data, tax changes & updates for military spouses & vets could mean money in your pocket.

January 2019
25 January 2019 –  Military guide to tax resources, SaveYourRefund campaign, AFCPE financial counselors, aid societies, and FIs can help during the shutdown.
18 January 2019 – Military Saves Week digital toolkit is here, student debt keeping young people from buying homes, need help during the shutdown? Contact your FI today
11 January 2019 – 1 in 3 eligible active-duty troops sign up for BRS, ABA’s focus on military and veterans, vets paying high prices for cash-out refis, and more.
4 January 2019 – Affected by the government shutdown? how your financial institution may be able to help, TSP guidance, building credit from scratch, and more.