It only takes one click to transfer money, make a purchase or share information online. If you are like most people, you don't take the time to research every company you do business with, especially those with whom you make instant online transactions.
But being a savvy consumer means taking some time before you buy. Protect yourself before signing on the dotted line: Do your research, shop around, get some advice and read the fine print.
Consumer protection resources
To bridge the gap between your busy schedule and perhaps unknown dangers of consumerism, some organizations have done the background work for you:
How to use them
FinancialPoint to receive no-cost 24/7 professional financial planning and will preparation services for Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance beneficiaries.
Now that you know where to turn for consumer support, get familiar with how these organizations can help you be a smarter consumer:
Military consumer support is survivor support
As a survivor, you will always have a connection to the military community. You will also have access to several services: