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!

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 25, 2014

    Develop a long-term plan for financial readiness by creating financial goals and striving for milestones. Positive outcomes usually start with a goal and a vision. http://ow.ly/sCvQQ

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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

Written by Super User | April 16, 2013

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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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.”

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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?

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