Meet the 2017 Recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

Lani Poblete · 06 June 2017

Meet the 2018 Military Saves Week Savings Champions

Madeline Daniels · 12 June 2018

Meet the 2018 recipients of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence

Darlene Aderoju · 30 May 2018

Military Saves Announces Transition from Military Saves Week to Military Saves Month

Reid Frankhauser · 12 June 2018

Military Saves Week 2014 is Almost Here! How will you Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically?

· 20 February 2014

Military Saves Week 2014 is Approaching! Have you signed up?

· 30 January 2014

Military Saves Week 2017 Annual Report Available Now!

· 12 December 2017

Military Saves Week 2017 Mini Kit

Tammy G. Bruzon · 27 December 2016

Military Saves Week is Over, but Your Savings Goals Continue!

· 06 March 2014

Military Spouses: Ensuring Financial Readiness on the Homefront

· 01 March 2018

New Designation of Savings Excellence for Military Saves Week

· 19 December 2017

Post-Military Saves Week Action Plan: Talk To Your Spouse About Money

Alecia Blair · 12 March 2015

Protect your accounts and reduce your risk

· 26 February 2018

Retirement Savings: Top Savings Goal for Military Savers

· 21 September 2012

Save for Emergencies this Military Saves Week!

· 06 February 2014

Save to retire

Tammy G. Bruzon · 28 February 2019

Savings Tools to Utilize During Military Saves Week

· 23 January 2014

Seamless Saving with the TSP

Alecia Blair · 18 February 2016

Ten Military Installations Recognized for Supporting Military Families to Save

Madeline Daniels · 12 June 2018

Thank You For A Great Military Saves Week 2015!

Alecia Blair · 04 March 2015

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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.


Involving Kids in Family Finances


One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a good understanding of how money works as well as the importance of saving.