There's Still Time to Apply for the 2017 Designation of Savings Excellence

Calling all military banks and credit unions! The application deadline for the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence has been extended to Monday, April 17 to give applicants more time to collect March activities and reports.  

The Designation honors the important role banks and credit unions play in helping families save money and build wealth. Whether you promoted a savings product or service during Military Saves Week or for the entire month of February or March, you can apply for the recognition. 

How to apply today!

America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Criteria and Application for Banks

America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Criteria and Application for Credit Unions

Last year, 34 banks and credit unions received the Designation of Savings Excellence:

Air Force Federal Credit Union
Andrews Federal Credit Union
Armed Forces Bank
Arsenal Credit Union
BancorpSouth
Belvoir Federal Credit Union
Biddeford Savings
Broadway Bank
Dean Bank
Democracy Federal Credit Union
District Government Employees Federal Credit Union
Dover Federal Credit Union
Eglin Federal Credit Union
Electro Savings Credit Union
Farmers Savings Bank
First Arkansas Bank & Trust
First Central Credit Union

FirstCapital Bank of Texas
Guadalupe Credit Union
Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Keys Federal Credit Union
LUSO Federal Credit Union
M&T Bank
Mechanics Bank
Navy Federal Credit Union
Pacific Marine Credit Union
Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Pioneer Valley Credit Union
Quontic Bank
R.I.A. Federal Credit Union
Torrington Savings Bank
TS Bank
VISION Bank
WesBanco
 

 Designees are recognized in the following ways:

So, send in your application today!

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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.

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My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

I have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.

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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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