Military Saves Week 2017 Mini Kit

Eager to get your America Saves Week plans started before the New Year? This is the kit for you! New this year, the Mini Kit offers sample tweets, daily themes, and important resources in advance of the launch of the complete digital kit in January.

Download the full kit here.

(If you haven’t signed up for the Week yet, please click here to sign up your organization today.)

 

Military Saves Week’s Daily Savings Focus

We encourage you to promote these savings strategies each day during the Week:

  • Monday, February 27: Save Automatically
  • Tuesday, February 28: Family Savings Day
  • Wednesday, March 1: Save for Retirement
  • Thursday, March 2: Saving at Tax Time
  • Friday, March 3: Pay Off High-Interest Debt
  • Saturday, March 4: Save for Emergencies & Military Life’s Challenges

 

Sample #MSW2017 Tweets and Posts

Follow @MilitarySaves on Twitter. Like and promote the Military Saves Facebook page. Promote the hashtag #MSW2017 in any savings or Military Saves Week content at the end of each tweet and post.

Use this content leading up to and during the week (more content available in January):

Save 50¢ a day for a year & you can build nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund! http://bit.ly/2hQYfma via @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

Both individuals & organizations can join in #MSW2017! Visit http://bit.ly/2hQPpEM for activities, free materials, & more! @MilitarySaves

Start #saving & encourage others to save w/ these free downloads from @MilitarySaves: http://bit.ly/2hIOf2i #MSW2017

Savers w/a plan are 2x more likely to save for #retirement, have #emergencysavings, & stick to a budget - @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

Have 5 minutes? Test your #credit knowledge! Take the quiz at creditscorequiz.org. http://bit.ly/2h3stlG @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

How well are you managing your #debt? Find out with this assessment! http://bit.ly/2hITeQu @USAAEF @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

The easiest way to save is automatically. Transfer $ to a #savings account every paycheck. http://bit.ly/2hISOtp #MSW2017

Get tips & tools on spending and saving from @FINRAFoundation >> http://bit.ly/2gE4AQZ #SaveAndInvest @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

A #taxrefund can provide an opportunity to improve your financial situation: http://bit.ly/2gMsIWs @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

Pledge or re-pledge to save w/ @MilitarySaves! Receive goal-based savings tips & advice. http://bit.ly/2h3qZYO #MSW2017

 

Sample Article and Important Resources

We encourage you to use the blog content below in your website, email, or other content marketing strategies.

Simple Steps to Save Successfully During Military Saves Week 2017

By Tammy G. Bruzon, Military Saves

Military Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage servicemembers and military families just like yours to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically.

This Military Saves Week, try these five simple steps to help yourself save automatically – and successfully:

  1. Assess Your Savings
    Like your health, you should assess your savings annually to make sure your savings priorities are on the right track. Complete this simple 12-question assessment to find out your current standing and help you plan for the future.
  2. Evaluate your Savings Preparedness
    Check off your savings accomplishments on the Saver Checklist to further evaluate where your savings habits need strengthening for your future goals.
  3. Take the Military Saves Pledge
    Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. Those with a savings plan are two times as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without one. Join more than 250,000 Military Savers who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge, you can choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save towards your goals. Need some inspiration to save automatically towards your goals? Here’s how.
  4. Share Your Savings Goal
    Take part in the 2017 #ImSavingFor photo contest. Share a selfie or video that shows what you’re saving for on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Then check AmericaSavesWeek.org in early 2017 to learn more about contest entry details and prizes. Savings never looked so good.
  5. Make Your Savings Social
    Are you on Twitter or Facebook? Join Military Saves in encouraging your friends, family, and colleagues to save this week. Better yet, join one of the many Twitter chats, events, and activities that Military Saves will be a part of this week to get real-time savings tips and advice.

Military Saves Week is coordinated by Military Saves. The Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.


 
Want more? Sign up your organization today to receive important updates on #MSW2017 and to participate in all the fun! Also, check out other downloadable materials on MilitarySaves.org that promote the Week to other organizations or keep your eyes peeled for the full digital toolkit that will be available for download in early 2017.

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