Three Reasons Why Taking the Military Saves Pledge Is Worth Your Time

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Have you heard? It’s Military Saves Week 2015! If you’re tuned into social media, your installation’s community service organization or financial readiness program, you’ve probably heard about the week and taking the Military Saves Pledge. You might be asking yourself why you should take the pledge. Here are three reasons why taking the Military Saves Pledge is worth your time.

  1. The Military Save Pledge is a  promise to yourself to “save money, reduce debt and build wealth” over time. By committing to that promise to save automatically towards a goal of your choosing, the pledge becomes more than just an electronic form—it becomes a catalyst for change, encouraging you and your family to achieve the goal.

  2. Military Saves will support you and your savings goals. This leads us to the second reason why taking the pledge is worth 20 seconds of your time. In order to achieve a goal, it’s helpful to have access to the latest information. By taking the pledge, you’ll find a vast array of military-related financial resources—blogs, tools and tips on the Military Saves website—with just the click of a mouse. You can even opt to receive the quarterly America Saves Newsletter and the monthly Military Saves Newsletter.

  3. You get a copy of your credit score for free. If you are an active servicemember or spouse taking the Military Saves Pledge, you also have the option of receiving your FREE myFICO® credit score, along with use of an analysis tool, courtesy of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and

    Just complete the pledge, follow the prompts at the end of the form, which take you to the website and the myFICO® form. Make sure to have your driver’s license handy, and complete the five to 10-minute registration process. It’s that easy! Your credit score will be emailed to you immediately. 

    If you took the Military Saves Pledge last year, re-pledge and receive a current myFICO® credit score now.

If these three reasons still haven’t convinced you to take the Military Saves Pledge, consider taking it to simply invest in yourself and your family’s future. Financial preparedness is built when you “Set a goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.”

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