Military Saves Blog


Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.

Teach Your Children to Set Goals, Save

MSW Youth Savings Allowance
Written by Guest Blogger · 09 February 2016

By Lauren Chaplin, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

As a mother of a four- and five-year-old, I am now in the position of figuring out how to teach my children to start saving money for something they want instead of spending the money they get right away. We’ve tried a couple of different strategies, but they haven’t worked for us.


Military Banks Can Help You Make Saving Automatic During Military Saves Week 2016

Automatic Savings AMBA MSW
Written by Guest Blogger · 02 February 2016

By Andia Dinesen, AFC®, Vice President Communications & Operations, Association of Military Banks (AMBA)

During Military Saves Week 2016, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and its member banks can help you save successfully!


Military Saves Week 2016 - Meet the Challenge in Three Steps

Automatic Savings Financial Goals #MSW016
Written by Laura Roler · 28 January 2016

By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC ® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

Military Saves Week 2016 is fast approaching! Every year, military installations and organizations around the world join forces to motivate, support, and encourage servicemembers and military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth through a week of financial focus and education.


New DoD Military Saves Campaign Video Endorsement Highlights #MSW2016

Written by Alecia Blair · 19 January 2016

Have you seen the new DoD Military Saves Campaign Video Endorsement featuring SEAC, National Guard Bureau CMSgt. Mitchell O. Brush and Mrs. Blair Brush?


Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 28, 2013

    Set a goal, make a plan, #save automatically - pledge to save today!

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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.


Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.


Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.