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

  • Save on #housing costs by living near your workplace - it can save up to $1000 a year!  http://t.co/sKox04ksLY 

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 »

A Plan for Success

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.

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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

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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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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