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 | February 3, 2017

    Mid-career and no retirement savings? There's still time! Start your #TSP today. http://bit.ly/2kgapHa via @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

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Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."

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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.

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60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

During the months of June & July, 60 teenagers aged 13-19 from Marine, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force families attended Youth Saves programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help increase their knowledge of financial literacy.

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