Thank You For Helping Make Military Saves Week 2017 a Success!

Military Saves Week 2017 (#MSW 2017), Feb. 27-March 4, kicked off the Military Saves campaign year with many exciting events and activities on or near military installations around the world. Thank you to all of the organizations and Military Savers who participated. Thanks, in part, to you, Military Saves Week shined the spotlight on the importance of personal savings.

Before and throughout the week, #MSW2017 received widespread attention, through both traditional media and social media. Below are some highlights:

National coverage:

The Motley Fool
America, It's time to Save (March 1, 2017)

Military Times
6 Days of Saving: Supporting Military Savers (March 1, 2017)

Stars and Stripes
Military Saves Week encourages servicemembers to set financial goals (March 2, 2017)

Kiplinger Personal Finance
8 Smart Financial Moves to Make in 2017 of You're on the Military (March 2, 2017)

Local coverage:

Camp Lejeune Globe
Military Saves Week: promoting good savings (February 23, 2017)

Fort Hood Sentinel
Financial Readiness Branch observes Military Saves Week, offers financial help (March 2, 2017)

Fort Campbell Courier
Soldiers learn money management during Military Saves (March 2, 2017)

Hawaii Army Weekly
Community encouraged to build wealth, not debt (February 22, 2017)

Social media highlights:

U.S. Army
Military Saves Week video

Army Reserve Family Programs
Military Saves Week endorsement video - featuring LTG Luckey and Mrs. Luckey

Defense Commissary Agency
Military Saves Week video

Endorsement on Twitter from Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley
"I encourage all Soldiers & Families to set a goal, make a plan, and save during Military Saves week. Take the pledge at militarysaves.org."

Help Military Saves reach its goal of 50,000 pledges. Take the Military Saves Pledge and save automatically, today!

 

 

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | January 26, 2017

    Saving for a rainy day? Put your #taxrefund into emergency #savings >> http://bit.ly/2jargdi via @MilitarySaves

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