#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 Guest Blogger | June 17, 2014

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Saver Stories View all »

Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

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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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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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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