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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One That Almost Got Away

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Brody Lockwood - Like a typical fledgling, I started down the track of financial indebtedness. Nineteen years old and nothing to lose. Credit - who need it? Savings - that was for older people with responsibility. Debt - my parents were in debt ergo it must be OK. When I was eligible for reenlistment, I reenlisted for a multiple of 3 worth $15K. I was happy to pay off my debt, but would I be able to stay out of debt?


Setting a Goal Leads to Success

Written by Super User | May 24, 2019

Growing up, Marisa’s dad had always talked about saving first, but she said she didn’t really internalize it until much later. “I was drifting along with no plan, carrying a little bit of revolving debt, saving some money here and there, but without a real plan for it.”


Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

My name is Chris Strong. I joined the Air Force on 25 March, 1985. On that day, my financial life changed forever. I was introduced to saving bonds in Basic Training. Savings bonds were the big thing back then just like the Thrift Savings Plan is today. A Colonel gave us a briefing. I cannot remember his name but I can remember the 100 savings bonds he had posted to a piece of card board. He gave us a speech on the importance of saving money and how it can change your life. He inspired me to save.