Veterans: we honor and thank you

Whether you’re a recent veteran or you returned to civilian life 20 years ago, you’re making decisions that affect your financial well-being. has helpful information for any stage of life, whether you’re launching your civilian career, enjoying retirement, or still serving in the Armed Forces. Get tips on managing money and credit, steering clear of scams, making the most of your education benefits, avoiding possible financial pitfalls when buying a car, and more. Share the information with the veterans in your life and encourage them to sign up for email updates to stay connected.

As always, if you spot a scam, tell the FTC at And thank you for your service.

by Carol Kando-Pineda
Attorney, FTC’s Division of Consumer & Business Education
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1 Gigabit speeds now available in Bend

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