Nearly a quarter of savers who take the Military Saves pledge chose “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. And they have the right idea.
Helpful emergency savings links:
Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving now for retirement will ensure that you have enough money to enjoy a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work.
HELPFUL RETIREMENT SAVINGS LINKS:
More and more people who take the Military Saves pledge are choosing investment savings as their goal. Making investments can build wealth over time more reliably than using a savings account, but it also involves risk. So, it’s important to educate yourself.
Helpful Investment Savings Resources:
Vacation anyone? You might be gearing up for your next trip soon. Luckily, you don’t have to be rolling in dough to travel!
Check out these resources to help save for your next vacation:
Saving for education is the second most popular goal (after saving for emergencies) savers select when they pledge to save with Military Saves.
Helpful Education Savings Links:
Think and acting like a saver not only means knowing what you’re saving for and how much it costs, but having a plan for building that savings.
Helpful Large Purchase Savings Tips:
Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. With planning, discipline, patience, and maybe some outside help, almost anyone can reduce their debts and start to accumulate wealth.
Helpful Debt Repayment Links:
Develop a savings plan to build up money for a down payment at purchase, for moving expenses, and for post-purchase emergency expenditures such as needed home repairs.
Helpful links for future homeowners:
Military families move all the time, but to prepare for a life of moves, you need to know what to expect both before and after a move. That means asking a lot of questions and doing some research. Know the costs involved, make a PCS (Permanent Change of Station) plan, and set aside funds specifically ear-marked as a PCS fund.
Helpful Transition Fund Links:
It can be hard to put aside money for savings. But there is an easy way to save money without ever missing it. Make your savings automatic. You can start small and save $20 a week or month or you can try and save more.
Helpful General Savings Resources:
Savers who make a plan are twice as likely to save successfully.
Make a pledge to yourself and create a simple savings plan that works. Complete the Pledge and Military Saves will send you short email and text reminders, resources, and tips to keep you on track toward your savings goal. Become part of an entire community of savers. Get started now! Please use a CIVILIAN email address.
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Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Taking the Military Saves Pledge is a pledge to yourself to start a savings journey and Military Saves is here to encourage you along the way. Take the first step toward creating a better financial future. Make a plan, set a goal, and pledge to yourself to start saving, today.
We are so glad you have started your savings journey and Military Saves will be right beside you the whole way! You will soon receive an email from the Military Saves team to help encourage you. Find helpful links below to continue researching topics on saving.
Now there’s a new way to sign up to receive goal-based text messages from Military Saves!
Military Saves wants to assist your efforts to encourage financial action and savings behavior change throughout the year.
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