The State Securities Board offers two resources to help members of our military make confident, informated financial decisions.

A Salute to Smart Investing, from Lightbulb Press and the Texas State Securities Board, provides active military members with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve financial security, and helps them identify and avoid frauds that specifically target the military.

The "Salute" guide covers investment "basic training," which includes budgeting, saving, and credit; the basics of saving and investing; balancing risk and reward in investing; retirement planning; and recognizing inappropriate investments.

The Financial Field Manual, from the Investor Protection Trust, Investor Protection Institute, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, focuses on the key issues that can help military families protect their money and their families, and take charge of their financial lives.

The new edition of the Field Manual features information on the changes to the military retirement plan rules in 2018. The 20-page booklet also features success stories from service members and their families.