Savings Tools and Resources

Take the Pledge

  • Military Saves can help you develop your goals and take action. When you take the Military Saves Pledge, you'll receive emails that will encourage and motivate you as you start your journey toward personal financial freedom. The following free resources are also available to you:
    • Free Financial Coaching/Counseling & Resources - If you would like to sign up for free financial coaching/counseling associated with your savings plan/pledge, please click here to create a Yellow Ribbon Network Account and one of their AFCPE Accredited Counselors will contact you. Signing-up will also give you access to all types of assistance the Yellow Ribbon Network offers (financial, housing, and employment). Don't need financial counseling right now? No problem, you can access Yellow Ribbon Network's resources through their Hero Accounts.

    • Receive a Free Credit Score from myFICO (courtesy of FINRA Investor Education Foundation - for more information please click here.
    • The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide and offers comprehensive resources and tools for all stages of your career progression.

Military Saves Text Messages

  • Military Saves is excited to announce the launch of our NEW goal-based text message service to Military Savers.  Through these goal-based text messages with helpful tips and reminders, individuals will be better encouraged, supported, and motived to save towards their goal.

Resources and Links

Tip of the Day

  • Rounding #debt and #mortgage payments up to the nearest $100 will get you out of debt years earlier.

Pledge to Save

I pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time. I will encourage my family and friends to do the same

Pledge to Save

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When You Start Small, Saving is Easy

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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Making Saving Automatic Leads to Personal Success

Ryan’s savings journey started when he was an active duty airman. Frequent deployments and temporary duty assignments gave him the opportunity to save. By the time he transitioned out of active duty, he had built up a healthy rainy-day fund and had started to aggressively save for retirement.

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Setting a Goal Leads to Success

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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