The research-based Military Saves program, coordinated by the non-profit Consumer Federation of America (CFA), uses the principles of behavioral economics and social marketing to change savings behavior and motivate action.
Military Saves encourages the entire military community to take the Military Saves pledge and for organizations to promote savings year-round, and especially during Military Saves Month in April.
Military Saves also works with government agencies, defense credit unions, military banks, and other non-profit organizations to promote savings and debt reduction.
Through our parent organization, the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, Military Saves is a proud participant in the DoD’s Financial Readiness Network.
The Network was established to enhance the financial health of the Force using all available resources. The financial well-being of service members and their families is recognized as being an essential component of mission readiness.
The Network provides a collaborative venue for Federal departments and agencies, as well as non-profit entities, to support the financial readiness of the military community.
Military Saves' researched-based work to improve the saving behavior of service members, their families, and veterans is supported by the generous contributions of:
Wells Fargo Foundation
Pentagon Federal Credit Union
Take the Military Saves Pledge
Make a pledge to yourself and create a simple savings plan that works. Complete the Pledge and Military Saves will send you short email and text reminders, resources, and tips to keep you on track toward your savings goal. Become part of an entire community of savers. Get started now!Please use a CIVILIAN email address.
Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Taking the Military Saves Pledge is a pledge to yourself to start a savings journey and Military Saves is here to encourage you along the way. Take the first step toward creating a better financial future. Make a plan, set a goal, and pledge to yourself to start saving, today.
Congrats on completing the pledge!
We are so glad you have started your savings journey and Military Saves will be right beside you the whole way! You will soon receive an email from the Military Saves team to help encourage you. Find helpful links below to continue researching topics on saving.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 at1-800-342-9647 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.
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 participate in Military Saves and make a commitment to save. You can run a campaign at any time during the year--not just during the Military Saves Movement in April.
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 Saver Stories and tips for use on Facebook, Twitter and our website; contact us if you'd like to share.
Military Saves is a private, non-profit, completely voluntary program. 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 accesshere as well.
If you take the Pledge, 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.
You can sign up and find more information on how to run a Military Saves Campaignhere.
We always want to know when you don't get your welcome email socontact us, but be sure to check your junk mail first.
Military Installations, offered through Military One Source is a great website that has tons of info on resources available at each installation.
Military Saves is a national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military service members, their families, veterans & DoD associated personnel to save money every month, and to convince organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. TheMilitary Saves Pledge and program is open to everyone & it is very relevant for retirees and anyone affiliated with the military.
If you need information on campaign materials, pleasecontact us.
Military Saves is proud to present the inaugural 2021-2023 Advisory Board. This dynamic group is comprised of a diverse set of partners from many different organizations that support the military community. Each member of the advisory board brings a unique input and strategic insight to the table, so that the Military Saves program can evolve and grow as we continue to support our military families on their journey to build wealth and reduce debt.
Our advisory board members serve a two-year term and meet monthly via video conferencing, and once a year in-person at our Washington, DC office.
Executive Vice President of Communications and Operations, Association of Military Banks of America