Spotlight Partnership:

Military Reconnect

Since 2012, MMI has collaborated with a variety of financial institutions and Veterans Service Organizations to solve the critical financial issues facing military service members and their families. Whether active-duty, transitioning, retired, or a surviving family member, there are a myriad of unique circumstances that come with military service.

For those in the military, it can be difficult to "reconnect" after a career in the armed forces. Transition to civilian life comes with a new set of responsibilities, norms, and routines. Active-duty benefits may no longer be available, while relocations and spousal employment can create additional complications. As a result, veterans often combat financial battles during and after transition.

According to a survey by the Military Family Advisory Network, a staggering number - 92.5% - reported they have debt, while 44% reported financial stress is detrimental to their emotional and mental health.

At MMI, we understand these challenges firsthand and are dedicated to helping service members and their families reconnect to the life of financial stability they deserve. Specifically designed for active-duty military, veterans, and their families, Military Reconnect from MMI provides free in-person outreach, online learning communities, and counseling resources to help service members achieve their financial goals.

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Key Stats (2013-20)

  • 32,600 military members reached
  • 7,800 registrations for online learning
  • 940 community events provided
  • 18% increase in financial capability scores

Leveraging our expertise in financial counseling and relationships with Veterans Service Organizations, we create tailored partnerships tackling the areas of greatest need. Most of our customized solutions contain some combination of the following:

  • Financial wellness workshops and seminars
  • One-on-one personal budget and financial coaching sessions
  • Financial education and custom content development
  • Interactive online content and tools

“The Reconnect team has been truly innovative in assessing and meeting the unique needs of our veterans – many with recent homelessness – who are seeking employment assistance from the VA. We routinely meet as a team to respond to what we see in our audience and adjust our service delivery. MMI never hesitates to try a new approach to tailor the experience to the unique needs of the attendees.” - Tracy Roberts, Community Employment Coordinator, Atlanta VAMC

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  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling National Foundation for Credit Counseling
    MMI is a longstanding member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), the nation’s largest nonprofit financial counseling organization. Founded in 1951, the NFCC’s mission is to promote financially responsible behavior and help member organizations like MMI deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.