New Savings Theme: Saving at Tax Time

New Resources for Organizations

The latest resource packet on tax time saving is available to support your organization in your efforts to promoting the importance of saving at tax time. The packet includes a sample article, social media content for the next five weeks, as well as Military Saves tools and resources.

 Download the Resource Packet

Tips for Individuals: Get the Most Value from Your Tax Refund

Tax time is one of the few opportunities when servicemembers receive a sizable amount of money – especially if they take advantage of the earned-income tax credit. While it may be tempting to spend that money on wants rather than needs, saving a portion of your tax refund can protect you from the need to turn to payday loans or other high-cost credit options later in the year. It can also serve as a foundation to grow your existing savings.

The goal of Military Saves is to promote the importance of savings and encourage servicemembers and their families to take financial action. Utilize the following articles as a resource during tax time:

Individuals – don’t forget to take the Military Saves Pledge.  

Organizations - don't forget to sign up for Military Saves Week. Check out what organizations have already signed up here.

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | September 30, 2014

    The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. Sign up or get more info at tsp.gov

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Building Wealth by Setting Goals

Written by Super User | April 24, 2013

My name is Allison Mecadon and I’m a Youth Coordinator with the Virginia National Guard Youth Program. My husband, Tom, is an M-Day Army National Guard Member (an M-Day member is one who performs weekend drill, but is not on full-time duty).

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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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