#MSW19 Savings Theme: Save the easy way...automatically

Never miss a beat when it comes to savings. Make it so easy you never have to think about it by setting aside money for savings automatically.

Learn how to set up automatic transfers from your checking account to your savings account, or have part of your paycheck automatically deposited into a savings account with an allotment. Already saving automatically? Find ways to automate other aspects of your financial life in 2019.


Tuesday's Events and Activities

MSW on Social Media

Tidying Up Your Finances Twitter chat

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern
Host: Ameriforce Media (@ameriforcemags)
Guests: Military Saves (@MilitarySaves), Association of Military Banks of America (@MilitaryBanks), Kate Horrell (@realKateHorrell), and Ashley Dougherty, The Spenderella (@thespenderella)
Hashtag: #MSW19

Twitter Storm: America Saves Week and Military Saves Week 2019

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern
Hosts: @AmericaSaves and @Military Saves
Hashtag: #ASW19 and #MSW19
Help us take over Twitter! Join us in blasting Twitter with #ASW19 and #MSW19 content for an hour to raise the visibility of the Week and engage more individuals in the topic of saving. Use content from the kit or craft your own, just make sure to include the hashtag!

Webinars

Home Buyer Education

Date: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 10:00 am Eastern
Host: Michigan State University Extension
Register: https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/homeownership-online-mshda-1
This homeownership seminar from MSU Extension will provide you with valuable information about the home buying process, and will teach you:

  • The advantages of homeownership
  • The steps in the home buying process
  • The costs of homeownership
  • The importance of good credit
  • How to determine how much house you can afford
  • Mortgage loan basics
  • How to maintain your investment
  • Course approved by MSHDA
  • Certificate of completion good for one year

 

 

Tuesday's Toolkit(s) + Resources:

  • Split Deposit Toolkit from NACHA – resources to help you promote using Split Deposit to encourage people to Save the Easy Way-Automatically
  • Videos – If most of your life is automated, why not your savings? These videos were produced by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Communications Department

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 29, 2013

    Transferring #money from #checking to #savings is the fastest way to #save $500 - $1,000 >> http://ow.ly/e7ClM

Saver Stories View all »

Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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When You Start Small, Saving is Easy

Written by Lila Quintiliani | August 12, 2019

When Attiyya first got married, she and her Marine husband had just graduated from college and were focused on paying off student loan debt. They had both attended private schools and had sizeable loans. Then three months after the wedding, the couple found out they were pregnant with their first child.

The first year of their marriage, says Attiyya, was a balancing act between paying down debt and saving for the future.

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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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