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2019 Saver Survey

Written by · 21 August 2019

The 2019 Saver Survey will open on September 4th 2019.

About the survey:

The Saver Survey analyzes trends related to savings and the financial readiness of service members and families. The results will help to not only improve our program but to help our supporting organizations better understand the realities the military community faces when it comes to finances.

This survey will be open to all military service members (active, guard, reserve), spouses, veterans, and DoD contractors. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete, and you will have the chance to enter into our daily drawing of a $100 Visa gift card, and $500 cash grand prize.


For questions about the survey, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proud Partners:

Defense Credit Union Council
AMBA

Military Families Magazine Column

Written by · 15 July 2019

Starting in May 2019, Military Saves has written monthly advice and tip columns for Military Families Magazine. Below is an archive of all of the monthly Military Saves columns.

2019


 

Best Summer Ever Bucketlist Challenge

Written by · 27 June 2019
Throughout the month, share a photo or video enjoying low-to-no cost summer fun activities. Simply post your video or photo with a caption to Facebook and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BestSummerEverMS.
 
That’s it! Each Monday in July (7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29), we’ll announce a weekly $25 Amazon Gift Card Winner (sponsored by Military Families Magazine). On August 1st, we’ll announce our $100 GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
 
  1. Participants must take the Military Saves Pledge or repledge.
  2. Participants must post on Facebook and/or Instagram using the hashtag #BestSummerEverMS.
  3. Your #BestSummerEverMS post must be made public to show up in the hashtag category.
  4. Prizes not claimed via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or direct message within 72 hours will be forfeited.

If you have not taken the Military Saves Pledge yet, you can do it here:

Take the Pledge

 
Be sure to follow us on social media for daily ideas and inspiration on free and low-cost summer fun!

 
Entering into the challenge gives America Saves permission to repost and share the submitted caption, photo and/or video in our content, including America Saves social media platforms, website, and email communication.

Best Summer Ever Challenge Resources

Written by Reid Frankhauser · 10 July 2019

We encourage you to share the following social media post and graphic with your constituents, partners, and the general public. For more information on the Best Summer Ever Challenge, view the official rules & information page here


Each Monday in July, we're partnering with Military Families Magazine to give away a $25 Amazon gift card to one of our Savers. At the end of the month, anyone who has entered will be eligible to win our $100 GRAND PRIZE! Click to learn how to enter: http://bit.ly/bestsummerevermilsaves

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Military Saves Text Messages

Written by Reid Frankhauser · 01 May 2019

Now there’s a new way to sign up to receive goal-based text messages from Military Saves! You can either sign up when you take the Pledge online, or you can simply

Text MilitarySaves to 877877

Through these goal-based text messages tips and reminders, you will be encouraged, supported, and motivated to save toward your goal!

Our research shows that individuals who receive regular goal-based text message reminders save more money than people who do not.

Top saving goals Military Savers choose:

  1.  Emergency Fund
  2. Retirement
  3. Reducing Debt
  4. Education
  5. General (All other goals)

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | April 30, 2014

    Check out these 54 Ways to #save on groceries, transportation and more >> http://ow.ly/sfsPP

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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

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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A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.

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One Sailor's Course to Financial Freedom

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

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.

Then I decided I'd had enough of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about money all the time.

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