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 | June 17, 2014

    Teach your #kids about finance - start with the #Money as you Grow program >>

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When You Start Small, Saving is Easy

Written by Lila Quintiliani | August 12, 2019

When Attiyya first got married, she and her Marine husband had just graduated from college and were focused on paying off student loan debt. They had both attended private schools and had sizeable loans. Then three months after the wedding, the couple found out they were pregnant with their first child.

The first year of their marriage, says Attiyya, was a balancing act between paying down debt and saving for the future.


Involving Kids in Family Finances

Written by | April 19, 2019


One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a good understanding of how money works as well as the importance of saving.


How Smart Financial Decisions Can Create Opportunities 

Written by | November 22, 2019

Written by Stephen Ross, America Saves Program Coordinator | November 22, 2019

Of the many stories Military Saves shares, most describe how someone was in dire straits financially and worked their way out of it with the help of Military Saves. This time we want to highlight a different kind of story. This is a story about how responsible financial decisions can build on one another to create opportunities you thought only the super-rich enjoy.