Military & Veterans

Services for Active Duty Military, Veterans & Family Members

Psych Armor logoLSS Financial Counseling is uniquely positioned to provide exceptional financial services to those who have served our country. Our team of certified financial counselors has undergone PsychArmor training to better serve service members and veterans.

We partner with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) and accept referrals through our CORE (Casework, Outreach, Referral and Education) service in partnership. We also serve those who do not meet CORE requirements, and many of our services are free.  

Customized Services to Fit Your Goals

Budget & Debt Management Counseling

Gain skills and tools to overcome debt and manage your budget to achieve or improve financial wellness.

Debt Management Plans (DMPs)

Reduce debt balances faster with a proven strategy to lower credit card interest rates and gain affordable monthly payments.

Credit Improvement  and Free Credit Report Reviews

Learn how to understand and improve your credit scores and access your credit report.

Student Loan Counseling

Whether you have questions about recent federal changes in loan forgiveness programs, are wondering about alternative payment plans or have a loan on default, we can answer your questions about repaying student loans and assist you in creating a plan. 

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

Our trusted, experienced and nonjudgmental financial counselors can assist you in looking at your options and finding solutions to keep your home.

Reverse Mortgage Counseling

Access HUD approved reverse mortgage counseling. We serve older adults age 62 years or older who are considering this type of home loan.

Homebuying Services

If you are considering homeownership, an LSS HUD-certified counselor can help you to get your finances in order and provide support throughout the homebuying process.

Financial Education and Train the Trainer

Book an interactive financial literacy presentation for your group. A wide variety of popular financial training topics are available in online or in-person settings.

Sense & Centsibility Blog

Visit or subscribe to our blog for accurate, practical financial information you can use in real life. Topics include everything from budgeting and saving to relocation, student loans, lending money to your adult children and more.

 

MAC-V Stand Down for Veterans

Man at Financial Counseling BoothEach year, LSS Financial Counseling participates in the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) Stand Down events for veterans. These events are hosted by the MACV in partnership with local, state and federal organizations. Attendees can receive assistance with housing, legal, employment and tax issues along with local partners providing meals, haircuts and clothing.

 

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Service

LSS Financial Counseling employees provide outreach at Yellow Ribbon Events, hosted by the Department of Defense in partnership with a wide variety of organizations. The focus is to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities. These events are a place to access information on healthcare, education, employment and financial and legal benefits.

 

Contact Us & Get Started

Couple receiving supportIf you would like to learn more about the services we provide or how to start receiving support, please call 888.577.2227, email us or complete our short contact form.

Our free and confidential services are available nationwide by phone or virtually. For in-person appointments view our office locations to find a location near you!

We have counselors who are fluent in English, Spanish and Hmong. Interpretation, Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), and TeleTYpe (TYY) services are available as needed.

Over the phone logo.Phone, Virtual or In-Person Appointment

Call 888.577.2227 to schedule a phone appointment at a time convenient for you or an office appointment at one of our Minnesota or Wisconsin locations.

Online logoOnline Appointment

Get all your support by email.

To get started:

  1. Create your financial profile online any time of day with an email address and a password.
  2. Next, share your financial goal(s) and any other information you believe would assist us in understanding your financial circumstances.
  3. Then provide the amount of your household take-home income, balances and payment amount for credit card and unsecured debts, and monthly expenses. Click Finish to submit your information. Once submitted, your financial profile cannot be changed or updated.
  4. Finally, a counselor will email you within two to three business days to provide options and work with you to determine next steps to reach your goal(s).

If you are seeking guidance for student loan debt or housing issues, please call us at 888.577.2227 to schedule a phone appointment.

Please note: we do not provide retirement planning services or investment advice.

Get Started

We are here to support you. An estimated 367,000 veterans live in Minnesota. According to a recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) survey, members of the military tend to hold higher debt balances, fewer assets and higher debt-related expenses.

Get started online or call us today at 888.577.2227 to learn more about how our confidential services can help you achieve your financial goals.