Designation of Savings Excellence

About the Designation

Banks and Credit Unions play an important role in Military Saves Month by making it easy for their customers and members to save. When individuals utilize saving accounts they build financial security and financial institutions increase deposits, build goodwill, and strengthen relationships.

That’s why we recognize financial institutions that show exceptional achievement in Military Saves Month activities by awarding them the Designation of Savings Excellence.

Designees are recognized by:

  • Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence award.
  • A digital seal to display on your website and share on social media.
  • Recognition on
  • Recognition in a national press release and individually in local releases.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Signed up to participate in the current year of Military Saves Month
  • Demonstrated efforts in encouraging saving during Military Saves Month
  • Completed the Designation of Saving Excellence Application which is included in the Military Saves Month Reporting Survey.
  • Submission of samples of marketing materials

Awards will be given based on the completed information provided through the Designation of Savings Excellence Application within the Military Saves Month Reporting Survey. This will be made available during Military Saves Month. Stay tuned for a preview of both the Reporting Survey and the Designation of Savings Excellence application.

Important Links (COMING SOON!)

DOSE Application Worksheet

Sample Survey for Banks

Sample Survey for Credit Unions

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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.”


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.


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.