Military Financial Readiness Program


Military Financial Readiness ProgramThe FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s Military Financial Readiness Program delivers free, unbiased financial education tools and training to servicemembers, their spouses and on-base financial educators through a variety of programs and public awareness initiatives. In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign, the program’s primary goal is to help military families manage their money with confidence.


Launched in February 2006 using fine money levied against firms for misleading sales practices targeting military personnel, this multi-faceted program includes:


  • A comprehensive website——that provides tools and information on a wide range of financial topics, including credit management and duty station changes;
  • Moneytopia, a serious e-learning financial simulation game for servicemembers and youth;
  • On-the-ground training to support the military's current Personal Financial Management program;
  • Fellowships that allow military spouses to earn a career-enhancing credential (the Accredited Financial Counselor™ certificate) while providing volunteer financial counseling to the military community; and
  • Face-to-face financial education forums at military installations worldwide to motivate families to take responsibility for their financial well-being.


For additional information about the Military Financial Readiness program, visit, or contact the FINRA Foundation's Bud Schneeweis via email or phone at (202) 728-6933.