Partner Resource Packet: Saving For An Emergency

Although you can’t know when an emergency will arise, one thing you can count on is that they WILL happen. Often when you least expect it. That’s why Military Saves wants our Savers to be prepared by saving for the unexpected.

This month’s resource packet is filled with valuable information and helpful tools to aid your audience in everything from budgeting, to “finding” the money, and stats that reinforce why saving for emergencies is so critically important, especially to military families.

Share this information with your audience so they can set a goal and make a plan to be prepared for life’s unexpected moments.


Social Media Posts:

5 Ways Military Families Can Save $500 to $1,000 for Emergencies via @MilitarySaves

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57% of respondents in the 2019 @MilitarySaves Saver Survey said unexpected expenses were their top challenge when it came to saving.

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Those with a #savings plan are much more likely to have adequate emergency savings. Set a goal and make your plan by taking the @MilitarySaves Pledge. http://bit.ly/pledgems

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Savings Tip from @MilitarySaves: Automatically transferring money from checking to #savings is the fastest way to #save $500 to $1,000 for #emergencies https://bit.ly/2QYKZjt

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Resources:

America Saves/Military Saves Resources/Tools

COVID-19 Resources

Save for Emergencies 

This is the Emergency You’ve Been Saving For

Tips on Where to Keep Your Emergency Savings

Steps for Dealing with an Unexpected Loss of Income

Combat Changes in Your Paycheck with Battle-Hardened Transition and Emergency Funds

Emergency Savings

Five Ways to Start and Maintain an Emergency Fund


Partner Organization Resources & Highlights

FEMA - Military Family Preparedness

FEMA - Emergency Financial First Aid Kit

Red Cross - Military Family Resources

Department of Defense - Emergency Preparedness Guide

Military OneSource - Military Relief Organizations and Emergency Financial Help

Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness - COVID19 Resources


New Blog Posts:

 How Military Families Can Save $500 to $1,000 for Emergencies


Events:

Military Saves Quarterly Program Update - Q3

When: September 22, 1 p.m. EDT

Where: Online via Microsoft Teams

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America Saves #ThinkLikeASaver Virtual Town Hall Series, co-hosted by Military Saves

All Virtual Events will take place on the America Saves Facebook Page at 2pm ET

October 22, 2020 | #ThinkLikeASaver: Simple Strategies To Help You Save

November 5, 2020 | #ThinkLikeASaver: How Do I Pay Off Debt?

November 19th 2020 | #ThinkLikeASaver: Saving For Major Life Milestones

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Saver Stories View all »

Making Saving Automatic Leads to Personal Success

Written by Lila Quintiliani | May 27, 2020

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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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.

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Setting a Goal Leads to Success

Written by Super User | May 24, 2019

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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