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 the following benefits:
    • Monthly Military Saves E-newsletter with savings advice from national experts
    • Quarterly American Saver newsletter
    • This year, you can receive a Free Credit Score from myFICO (courtesy of FINRA Investor Education Foundation - for more information please visit saveandinvest.org)

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.

American Saver Newsletters

  • An archive of our quarterly newsletters. Features a true saver story, tips from savers, and news you can use.

Resources and Links

  • Command Your Cash™ - tools, tips and tactics to help military service members develop sound financial habits and take control of their personal finances (courtesy of The USAA Educational Foundation.) For more information please visit www.usaaef.org.

Tip of the Day

  • Millions miss out on EITC $$ b/c they don't claim it or don't file taxes at all: http://bit.ly/2hX4Hrl @MilitarySaves

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

Saver Stories View all »

Regular Savings is the Key to Success

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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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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One That Almost Got Away

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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