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10 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, 20 MILITARY AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED FOR ENCOURAGING MILITARY COMMUNITY TO SAVE

Military Saves announced today that four banks and six credit unions have been awarded the Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence for their extraordinary efforts to motivate their communities to build personal savings during Military Saves Month 2020. Now in its seventh year, the award is presented annually to banking institutions that succeed in getting people to open or add to wealth-building accounts.

https://militarysaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/10-financial-institutions-20-military-affiliated-organizations-awarded-for-encouraging-military-community-to-save/

11 Financial Institutions, 17 Organizations Awarded for Encouraging Militaryand Veteran Community to Save

Military Saves announced today that three banks and eight credit unions have been awarded the Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence for their extraordinary efforts to motivate the military and veteran communities to save effectively in order to reduce debt and build wealth during Military Saves Month 2021.

https://militarysaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/11-financial-institutions-17-organizations-awarded-for-encouraging-militaryand-veteran-community-to-save/

3 Benefits Every Veteran Should Know About

Veterans have earned benefits that honor them for their service. Some of these benefits include free tax preparation services and burial services. These benefits are a thank you to retired service members for their years of dedicated service. Here are three benefits every veteran should know about than can help them and their families save on expenses. 

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/3-benefits-every-veteran-should-know-about/

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact:

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-holiday-mistakes-that-could-cost-you/

5 Things the IRS Will Never Do

When you think about tax season, you’re probably thinking about getting your refund. But there’s something else to keep in mind--these next few months are the peak time for scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-things-the-irs-will-never-do/

5 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Spend Your Stimulus Check

For years, has been advocating that savers should have a plan for their money. The stimulus check (technically called the Economic Impact Payment) that many Americans are receiving right now is no different. But these are turbulent times, and we are in uncharted waters. Before you make any decisions about spending, you should consider these points.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-things-to-ask-yourself-before-you-spend-your-stimulus-check/

About Us

Military Saves, a component of America Saves, and a participant in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Network seeks to motivate, support, and encourage the entire military community to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

https://militarysaves.org/about-us/

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3 Benefits Every Veteran Should Know About

Veterans have earned benefits that honor them for their service. Some of these benefits include free tax preparation services and burial services. These benefits are a thank you to retired service members for their years of dedicated service. Here are three benefits every veteran should know about than can help them and their families save on expenses. 

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/3-benefits-every-veteran-should-know-about/

5 Holiday Mistakes That Could Cost You

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and friends, and eat great food. While the holidays are about quality time and making memories, it’s easy to get caught up with spending money. Here are five holiday mistakes to avoid this year so you can enjoy the season with your finances intact:

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-holiday-mistakes-that-could-cost-you/

5 Things the IRS Will Never Do

When you think about tax season, you’re probably thinking about getting your refund. But there’s something else to keep in mind--these next few months are the peak time for scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-things-the-irs-will-never-do/

5 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Spend Your Stimulus Check

For years, has been advocating that savers should have a plan for their money. The stimulus check (technically called the Economic Impact Payment) that many Americans are receiving right now is no different. But these are turbulent times, and we are in uncharted waters. Before you make any decisions about spending, you should consider these points.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/5-things-to-ask-yourself-before-you-spend-your-stimulus-check/

Building a Six-Figure Savings While Enjoying Life

Does the idea of saving up hundreds of thousands of dollars seem impossible? How about doing it while still living an enjoyable lifestyle?

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/saver-tips-and-stories/building-a-six-figure-savings-while-enjoying-life/

Creating a budget for your military family

When living the military lifestyle, you just accept that there will be many things you can’t control. One thing you can control? How you spend and how you save. While that may look different every time you PCS to a new duty station, having a spending and savings plan (aka a budget)  in place is so important.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/insights/creating-a-budget-for-your-military-family/

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Credit Awareness Month 2019

October is Credit Awareness Month and it’s the perfect time to take stock of your own personal financial situation. Before you shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, it is a good idea to assess your financial health and see whether your spending plan is still on track to get you to your savings goals.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/credit-awareness-month-2019/

Financial Capability Month

April is National Financial Capability Month when the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and the Ready Campaign encourage people to improve their financial futures and to be prepared when disaster strikes. This resource packet focusses on actions you can take now to make sure you are ready for any financial disaster, big or small.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/financial-capability-month/

January 2021: Tax Time Savings Resource Packet

Is it really that time of year again? Filling out IRS forms is not necessarily enjoyable, but many military families eagerly anticipate tax season because they see it as a time when they get a windfall bonus in the form of a tax refund. It’s also a time when many Americans fall prey to tax-related scams. 

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/january-2021-tax-time-savings-resource-packet/

Money and Moving: Avoid a PCS Financial Fiasco

Spring is in the air and in the military community that means one thing: thousands of families across the globe have just received orders and are getting ready to move to a new duty station. Being financially prepared for a move is just as important as hand carrying important paperwork and having good movers.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/money-and-moving-avoid-a-pcs-financial-fiasco/

New Resource Packet: January 2020 Tax Time Savings

Tax season is upon us. While most people dread gathering their documents and filling out tax forms, there’s no denying that tax time is a great time to kickstart a savings account or pay down debt.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/new-resource-packet-january-2020-tax-time-savings/

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.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/partner-resource-packet-saving-for-an-emergency/

Saving for College and Paying off Student Loans

Whether you’re going back to school shopping, saving for college, or paying off a student loan, education can be an expensive part of your family’s budget. Military Saves is here to keep you on track when it comes to saving for education or paying off student loan debt. Here are blogs, social media posts, and resources on the topic. Feel free to share with your constituents.

https://militarysaves.org/resource-center/partner-resource-packets/saving-for-college-and-paying-off-student-loans/

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10 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, 20 MILITARY AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED FOR ENCOURAGING MILITARY COMMUNITY TO SAVE

Military Saves announced today that four banks and six credit unions have been awarded the Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence for their extraordinary efforts to motivate their communities to build personal savings during Military Saves Month 2020. Now in its seventh year, the award is presented annually to banking institutions that succeed in getting people to open or add to wealth-building accounts.

https://militarysaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/10-financial-institutions-20-military-affiliated-organizations-awarded-for-encouraging-military-community-to-save/

11 Financial Institutions, 17 Organizations Awarded for Encouraging Militaryand Veteran Community to Save

Military Saves announced today that three banks and eight credit unions have been awarded the Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence for their extraordinary efforts to motivate the military and veteran communities to save effectively in order to reduce debt and build wealth during Military Saves Month 2021.

https://militarysaves.org/newsroom/press-releases/11-financial-institutions-17-organizations-awarded-for-encouraging-militaryand-veteran-community-to-save/

About Us

Military Saves, a component of America Saves, and a participant in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Network seeks to motivate, support, and encourage the entire military community to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

https://militarysaves.org/about-us/

Financial Products

Banks, credit unions and even the government offer a variety of financial products that can help you save. Find out which one is right for your goals.

https://militarysaves.org/what-to-save-for/make-a-plan-how-to-save/financial-products/

Finding Money to Save

If you’re looking to get started on saving, here are some easy ways to build your wealth every day. Be sure to check out our other resources to help you build your way towards your financial goals.

https://militarysaves.org/what-to-save-for/make-a-plan-how-to-save/finding-money-to-save/

Five Saving Strategies

Having an emergency savings fund may be the most important difference between those who manage to stay afloat and those who are sinking financially.

https://militarysaves.org/what-to-save-for/make-a-plan-how-to-save/five-saving-strategies/