Financial Counseling Service Brochure for TSGLI Recipients

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					                                                  Financial Counseling Services…
FinancialPoint®                                   when you need it most.

                                                  It’s not always easy to make sound financial
                                                  decisions during difficult times, but VA is
                                                  making it easier for TSGLI recipients by
                                                  offering a financial counseling service.
                                                  Professional financial counselors are here to
                                                  provide you with quick answers to all your
FInAncIAL                                         financial questions, like “Which do I pay off
                                                  first—my mortgage or my credit card debt?”
coUnSeLInG                                        What You’ll Get
SerVIce                                           You can choose the level of service that best
                                                  suits your needs:
                                                  Level 1
Professional, personalized
financial counseling for                          • Quick answers to any of your financial questions
TSGLI recipients                                  • Toll-free access to professional counselors 24/7
                                                  Level 2
                                                  • A financial plan tailored to fit your
                                                    needs when you complete the Financial
                                                    Readiness Questionnaire
                                                  • Quick answers to any of your financial questions
                                                  • Toll-free access to professional counselors 24/7
                                                  You can receive your counseling face-to-face or
                                                  by phone—it’s your choice. You will also receive
                                                  information such as tips for saving and spending,
                                                  and information on Social Security and VA benefits.

Sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Why Should I Get Financial counseling?                 When Should I Get Financial counseling?
Financial counseling will                              You should get financial counseling as soon as
help you make smart                                    possible after receiving your insurance money
decisions about managing                               and before making any major financial decisions.
your money and set goals                               The purpose of the insurance money you received
to make the money last                                 is to provide financial security for your future.
well into the future. We’ve                            Getting financial counseling right away will help
all heard stories about families who got into          make your insurance money last well into the future.
financial difficulty because they didn’t properly
manage the insurance money they received.              What You need To Do
We’ve also heard stories about service members         Using your financial counseling service is easy.
who made impulsive decisions to make                   Just let us know what level of service you want.
extravagant purchases.                                 For answers to your financial questions
Like these families, lack of financial planning        simply call or e-mail our counselors.
can result in:                                         For a detailed financial plan:
• Living paycheck to paycheck                          1. Call or e-mail our counselors to get
• Mounting debts                                          the Financial Readiness Questionnaire
• Bad credit                                              (or request a face-to-face meeting).
• No funds for emergencies                             2. Complete and submit the Questionnaire via
                                                          e-mail or mail (or give it directly to your
• No money for your children’s education
                                                          counselor if meeting face-to-face).
• No money for retirement
Proper planning can minimize your financial worries.
Financial counseling will help you:
• Make your money last longer
• Know which debts to pay off first
• Protect your credit
• Have extra money for emergencies
• Pay your children’s college tuition
• Have a comfortable retirement
                                                       Contact FinancialPoint ®
                                                       Toll-free Anytime: 1-800-428-3416
Who Provides The counseling?                          comments From A Service Member
Counseling is paid for by VA and provided by          “I was so overwhelmed by the events surrounding
FinancialPoint®, an experienced team of               my benefits that I didn’t even want to think about
professional financial counselors. FinancialPoint®    dealing with it. I am truly thankful every day that
is not affiliated with any investment firm or bank,   I had people who not only explained my benefits
and their counselors do not sell financial products   to me, but helped me plan my future with it at a
nor receive commissions, so you can be assured        time I didn’t see much of a future at all.”
that you are receiving sound, objective guidance.
Both male and female counselors are available.
Please be sure to ask if you have a preference.
About FinancialPoint®
FinancialPoint is a U.S. company that has more
than 25 years of financial planning experience.
FinancialPoint® is a team of Certified Financial      Do you have a simple question but aren’t
Planners and other financial professionals            ready to request a detailed financial
who are experts in handling a wide range of           plan? Give FinancialPoint® a call today.
financial situations and offering customized          They can help. 1-800-428-3416
assistance to individuals like you. In fact,
approximately twenty percent of our                   For information on other VA benefits,
counselors are military veterans.                     call 1-800-827-1000
call Us Today
To take advantage of your financial counseling
service, contact FinancialPoint® anytime by
toll-free telephone: 1-800-428-3416 or by

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