Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a town hall meeting on Fort Bliss with special guest speaker, Holly Petraeus. For those of you who don't know who she is, she is the wife of former CIA director and retired 4-star General, David Petraeus. For the 37 years that she was a military spouse she was an advocate for military families and soldiers. She still continues to work and lobby for military families to get the help and support they need especially financial help. She has testified in congressional hearings 5 times on behalf of military families.
She currently is the assistant director of Service Member Affairs for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It helps protect military families from being taken advantage of by banks, student loan companies, credit card companies, etc. She gave great tips and tricks to help military not get stuck in a financial predicament. If you are involved in your FRG make sure that this information gets to your leader and commander because the more people that know about it the more help we can give our families and soldiers.
The great thing is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is here to help everyone not just military. Please don't get taken advantage by financial institutions or businesses. If you feel that you have been taken advantage of go to their website and submit a complaint, it will be seen.
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I really hope this information can be passed along and helps at least one person.