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In the Military? Holly Petraeus Talks Financial Protection for Soldiers on Credit Line Radio

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While her husband David leads U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan, Holly Petraeus remains focused on problems at home: financial traps, questionable dealings and outright scams targeting U.S. military servicemembers. Of the predatory businesses that pop up near military bases, Petraeus said to USAA Magazine, “I once heard those businesses described as bears lined up at a trout stream.”

As the Assistant Director of Servicemember Affairs at the recently created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Petraeus is a leading expert on issues of consumer advocacy for military personnel.

[Article: Holly Petraeus, Military Family Watchdog Slated for Consumer Protection Agency Post]

If you or someone you care about is in the military, you probably have a lot of questions on avoiding these traps. Now, you have an opportunity to send your questions to Petraeus, who joins’s Adam Levin on his radio show, The Credit Line, this Saturday, June 11, to talk about the dangers that predatory lending, payday loans and identity theft pose to servicemembers and their families.

Have a question you’d like us to ask Holly Petraeus? Send your questions and contact information to by 5 pm ET, Wednesday June 8.

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