April Deadlines Looming: #ASW2015 Designation of Excellence & #MSW2015 Reporting Survey, Financial Institution Awards

With more than 32,000 pledges and re-pledges and 700 participating organizations, Military Saves Week 2015 was the most successful to date, thanks to you! Please help us recognize your efforts during #MSW2015 by keeping track of these upcoming deadlines.

America Saves Designation of Excellence for Banks & Credit Unions: Applications Due April 1, 2015

America Saves is recognizing banks and credit unions that went above and beyond to encourage people to save money during America Saves Week 2015 with the America Saves Designation of Excellence. Please consider applying for one of these prestigious designations.

America Saves Designation of Excellence for Banks

America Saves Designation of Excellence for Credit Unions

Military Saves Week 2015 Reporting Survey: Due April 10, 2015

Thanks to participating installations/units, financial institutions, non-profit organizations and government agencies like you who helped spread the message of savings, #MSW2015 was incredibly successful, and we'd like to hear about your successes!

If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to tell us about your Military Saves Week events and activities by completing the appropriate Reporting Survey by April 10, 2015. We can then make your successes part of the Military Saves Week story. Please note, the reporting survey should only be completed by organizations that signed up to participate in Military Saves Week 2015.

Military Saves Week 2015 Financial Institution Awards: Applications Due April 17, 2015

Are you an on-base financial institution that went above and beyond during Military Saves Week 2015? We'd like to recognize you! Please consider applying for the Financial Institution Awards by April 17, 2015. Awards will be presented at the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) annual conferences.

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Building a Six-Figure Savings While Enjoying Life

Written by Jackie Toops | November 13, 2020

Does the idea of saving up hundreds of thousands of dollars seem impossible? How about doing it while still living an enjoyable lifestyle?

For military spouse Martina and her husband, an E-5 in the Navy, accumulating a six-figure savings has become a reality. One might think that in order to save this much, it would take a great deal of sacrificing and forgoing a certain quality of life, but Martina and her husband would disagree. “Over the past few years (about five), we've managed to save almost $120,000 while mostly living on one income. We've learned so much about easy ways to save money and live a good life,” shares Martina.


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.