The second annual Military Consumer Protection Day will take place July 16. The event is a joint initiative of various federal, state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations.
The goal of Military Consumer Protection Day is to empower military and veteran communities with tips and tools to help them become more informed consumers.
Free information for avoiding scams, investing wisely, managing money and credit, dealing with debt and fighting identity theft is made available by participating agencies and organizations.
The key source of information on the day and for the consumer tips is the MCPD dedicated website, www.military.ncpw.gov.
The website also discusses how local organizations can get involved with spreading consumer protection information to service members and their families, veterans and civilians in the military community.
Information is available on how to include information through social media outlets, adding buttons and banners to group websites and requesting bulk order publications.
The blogs available at the site are particularly useful sources of information. For example, a recent blog by A. Dinesen of the Association of Military Banks of American (“Pillars of Personal Financial Success – Tips for Everyone to Maintain or Build Good Credit,” from May 7) offers tips for creating and maintaining good credit, as well for dealing with credit problems when there is a need for immediate help.