Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Where can I get financial counseling?
  2. How do I become a volunteer?
  3. I am hesitant to take The Saver Pledge, because I do not want to share my personal financial information and I don't want to bombarded with a lot of junk email?
  4. Where can I find information on how to conduct a Military Saves Campaign?
  5. Why didn't I receive a welcome email?
  6. How do I find a the phone number and location of the Fleet and Family Center, The Army or Marine Corps Community Services Center or the Airman and Family Readiness Center at an installation?
  7. Who can enroll in Military Saves?
  8. Do you have brochures we can use to promote the Military Saves Campaign?

 

1.     Where can I get financial counseling? | Top |

Visit the Airman and Family Readiness Center, the Financial Readiness Program Center, or the Fleet and Family Support Center. You can also contact Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 to schedule an appointment with a financial consultant.  If you have a lot of debt and need advice, call InCharge Debt Solutions at 1-800-565-8953, a non-profit credit counseling service that is a partner in Military Saves and the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign.

2.     How do I become a volunteer? | Top |

Probably the best way to volunteer is to talk with the Personal Financial Manager at the Fleet and Family Center, The Army or Marine Corps Community Services Center or the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Let him/her know that you are interested and want to make a difference and he/she can tell you how to make an impact. You can take the lead in your unit and encourage other members to enroll in Military Saves and make a commitment to save. You can run a campaign at any time during the year--not just during Military Saves week.

You can even focus on increasing TSP enrollment--you won't believe how many people don't participate in this easy way to save. It is so easy to do--just go to MyPay to sign up. Use the resources located in our resource kit to help! We are always looking for input on our Facebook page.   You can also join the Military Saves conversation on Twitter.  We are always looking for savings stories and tips for use on Facebook, Twitter and our website; contact us if you'd like to share.

3.     I am hesitant to take The Saver Pledge, because I do not want to share my personal financial information and I don't want to be bombarded with a lot of junk email? | Top |

Military Saves is a private, non-profit, completely voluntary program run in conjunction with the DoD and military services. You don't have to share any financial information. The idea of the campaign is for you to commit to building wealth over time and encourage others to do the same. You may find some of our information interesting, though. Your individual participation will not be reported to anyone.  We offer individual saving information which you can access here as well.

If you enroll, you'll receive monthly Military Saves E-newsletters that contain helpful savings messages. You can always unsubscribe at the bottom of the newsletter or contact us to modify your subscription and update your email information.

4.     Where can I find information on how to conduct a Military Saves Campaign? | Top |

You can find information on how to run a Military Saves Campaign in the Resource Kits. The Saver Drive OPLAN 2012 will give the best summary.

5.     Why didn't I receive a welcome email? | Top |

We always want to know when you don't get your welcome email so contact us, but be sure to check your junk mail first.

6.     How do I find a the phone number and location of the Fleet and Family Center, The Army or Marine Corps Community Services Center or the Airman and Family Readiness Center at an installation? | Top |

Military Homefront Installations is a great website that has tons of info on resources available at each installation.

7.     Who can enroll in Military Saves? | Top |

Military Saves is a national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military service members, their families & DoD associated personnel to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. The enrollment is open for everyone & it is very relevant for retirees and anyone affiliated with the military.

8.     Do you have brochures we can use to promote the Military Saves Campaign? | Top |

All of the information that we have is downloadable from our graphics page.

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