Military Saves Advisory Meetings

Military Saves Advisory Meeting: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
Where: FINRA Foundation, 1725 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Call-in information for remote attendees: 888-346-3659; passcode: 776843

Presentation for May 2017 Advisory Meeting

Military Saves Advisory Meeting: February 1, 2017
When: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST
Where: Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC): 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, South Building, Washington, DC 20004 (Main Entrance Pennsylvania Ave.)
Directions: DCUC is located near the Navy Memorial/Archives Station (Yellow/Green Line) on the Metro
Many thanks to Arty Arteaga and DCUC for hosting.

Military Saves Advisory Meeting February 2017

 

Previous Military Saves Advisory Meeting Materials


Military Saves Advisory Meeting: October 27, 2016
When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Military Saves Advisory Meeting October 2016
Military Savers Survey 2016 Highlights
USAAEF Command Your Cash

Military Saves Advisory Meeting: May 24, 2016
When: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 from 1000-1300
Military Saves Advisory Board Meeting May 2016
MSW 2016 Reporting Surveys

Military Saves Advisory Meeting Materials: January 14, 2016
When: Thursday, 14 January 2016 from 1000-1300
Military Saves Quarterly January 2016 Presentation 

 

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We all know its not easy to get out of debt once you in over your head. But it can be done with the sound advice and support that the Military Saves program offers. I am a testament to that. I was a recently divorced, single mother. Like many people I had credit card debt, a car loan, bad credit, and a low income job that never seemed to be enough to put food on the table.

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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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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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