Saver Tools

Thrift Savings Plan

The TSP is a  retirement benefit that allows Federal employees and members of the uniformed services to increase their retirement income by contributing to a long-term savings and investment plan.


SaveandInvest.org

Manage your money with confidence. SaveAndInvest.org is your source for objective answers and unbiased investing resources.


 

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

The people of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) take pride in serving the men and women who defend America. We take our contributions to national defense seriously. We work hard to fulfill the important fiscal responsibilities entrusted to us by the American taxpayers.

 


Hands on Banking

Do you have an emergency fund? Are you saving for a big purchase, like a car? Are you saving for retirement? Learn strategies and tips to start or increase your savings.


 

Yellow Ribbon Network

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.

 

Military Family Advisory Network: MilCents

The Military Family Advisory Network is the authentic voice of the modern military family and the bridge that connects military families to the resources, people, and information they depend on to successfully navigate all phases of military life. The Military Family Advisory Network offers a self-guided financial education program, MilCents, which provides resources, online events, and social media conversations to empower families in personal finance. 

 

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Military Spouse Education & Career Opportunities

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 career progression.

 


 

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How Smart Financial Decisions Can Create Opportunities 

Written by Stephen Ross, America Saves Program Coordinator | November 22, 2019

Of the many stories Military Saves shares, most describe how someone was in dire straits financially and worked their way out of it with the help of Military Saves. This time we want to highlight a different kind of story. This is a story about how responsible financial decisions can build on one another to create opportunities you thought only the super-rich enjoy.

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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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