Military Saves Week 2019 Digital Toolkit

Are you ready to kick your Military Saves Week plans into high gear? This is the kit for you! This Military Saves Week 2019 Digital Toolkit outlines daily themes, a sample blog, sample tweets and important resources to help you get started. 

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Military Saves Week's Daily Savings Focus

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

Monday, February 25: Save with a plan

  • Twitter Chat: America Saves Week and Military Saves Week 2019 Kickoff
    Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
    Host(s): America Saves (@AmericaSaves) and Military Saves (@MilitarySaves)
    Hashtag(s): #ASW19 and #MSW19
    America Saves and Military Saves join forces to kick off Saves Week 2019! We’ll be discussing the savings themes taking place during the week, cheering on savers and partnering organizations for their activities, and highlighting our favorite savings tips.

Tuesday, February 26: Save the easy way...automatically

  • Twitter Storm: America Saves Week and Military Saves Week 2019
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern
    Host(s): America Saves (@AmericaSaves) and Military Saves (@MilitarySaves)
    Hashtag(s): #ASW19 and #MSW19
    Help us take over Twitter! Join us in blasting Twitter with #ASW19 and #MSW19 content for an hour to raise the visibility of the Week and engage more individuals in the topic of saving. Use content from this kit or craft your own, just make sure to include the hashtag

Wednesday, February 27: Save for the unexpected

  • Twitter Chat: Military Saves Week #CreditChat with Experian
    Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
    Host: Experian (@Experian_US)
    Guest(s): Military Saves (@MilitarySaves)
    Hashtag(s): #CreditChat
    Topic: Managing Money When You’re on the Move
    Experian is happy to support Military Saves Week with a special tweet chat.

  • Twitter Chat: America Saves Week #CreditChat with Experian
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern
    Host: Experian (@Experian_US)
    Guest(s): America Saves (@AmericaSaves)
    Hashtag(s): #CreditChat
    Topic: Maintaining Your Financial Health As a Couple
    Experian is happy to support America Saves Week with a special tweet chat.

Thursday, February 28: Save to retire

  • Twitter Chat: America Saves Week 2019 #WBChat with WiseBread
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern
    Host: WiseBread (@WiseBread)
    Guest: America Saves (@AmericaSaves)
    Hashtag: #WBchat and #ASW19
    Learn about creating a savings plan, holding yourself accountable to savings goals, assessing your savings plan, and more! Let us know about your savings goals and tell us one thing you could do today to move toward your savings goals!

Friday, March 1: Save the extra

  • Twitter Storm: America Saves Week and Military Saves Week 2019
    Host(s): America Saves (@AmericaSaves) and Military Saves (@MilitarySaves)
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern
    Hashtag: #ASW19 and #MSW19
    Help us take over Twitter – again! Join us in blasting Twitter with #ASW19 and #MSW19 content for an hour to raise the visibility of the Week and engage more individuals in the topic of saving. Use content from this kit or craft your own, just make sure to include one or both of the hashtags!

Saturday, March 2: Save as a family

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Military Saves Week Promotional Video

>> View the Military Saves Week // Save the Extra video, produced by our friends at the Defense Credit Union Council.

 

>> View the Military Saves Week video, produced by USAA Educational Foundation.

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Sample #MSW19 Tweets and Posts

Follow @MilitarySaves on Twitter. Like and promote the Military Saves Facebook page. Promote the hashtag #MSW19 in any savings or Military Saves Week content at the end of each tweet and post.

Posts encouraging sharing Military Saves Week with partners:

Join the movement that is motivating the military to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth during #MSW19 (Feb 25 - Mar 2) with @MilitarySaves. http://bit.ly/2F8LylJ
 

Military Saves Week is Feb. 25-March 2, 2019. Sign up to join us in motivating military service members to save, reduce debt, and build wealth: http://bit.ly/2F8LylJ #MSW19
 

We're proud to participate in #MSW2019. See who else is participating and learn more: http://bit.ly/2VrlmIo
 

This #MSW19, take the @MilitarySaves Pledge, a new and improved savings tool, to help you set savings goals and create a savings plan. http://bit.ly/2an9Bwa
 

Both individuals & organizations can participate in @MilitarySaves Week! Visit http://bit.ly/2Ah12Bn for activities, free materials, & more! #MSW19

Since 2007, @MilitarySaves has motivated more than 300,000 service members and families to save. Learn what all the fuss is about in the 2018 annual report. http://bit.ly/2Da0gYH
 

Posts encouraging saving during Military Saves Week:

Those who save with a plan are 2x more likely to save for #retirement, have a rainy day fund, and stick to a budget. Take the @MilitarySaves Pledge and make a plan for your money today: http://bit.ly/2kSl9LK #MSW19

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It’s true! The easiest way to save is automatically. This Military Saves Week, set up an automatic transfer from checking to savings or an allotment thru myPay. Put your savings on autopilot: http://bit.ly/2ANyhcp. #MSW19

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Having a solid spending plan can help you find money to save for the unexpected. Check out these 6 steps to creating a spending plan: http://bit.ly/2vFGL3Z via @FINRAFoundation h/t @MilitarySaves #MSW19

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Take the @MilitarySaves Pledge, a new and improved savings tool, to help you set savings goals and create a savings plan, like for #retirement. http://bit.ly/2an9Bwa #MSW19

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Getting a large check from the IRS? Save the extra! You could win BIG for saving just $50 of your #taxrefund with @SaveYourRefund. http://bit.ly/2jGAHW9 #MSW19

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This #MSW19, make a commitment to find ways to save as a military family. Make saving a family affair. http://bit.ly/2Mfu1Mn

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Additional Posts:

Buying a car is a big $ decision. Approach it with a plan and savings. Take the Military Saves Pledge to set your goal and make your plan and check out HandsOnBanking.org for more smart car buying tips: http://bit.ly/2RhRLmt
 

The first step in reducing your debt is to stop adding to it, according to @USAAEF. Learn how to destroy your debt and save money in this five-part video series: http://bit.ly/2Rq8DHW

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Sample Article

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

Why YOU Should Join the Movement That’s Motivating the Military to Save Money

By Alecia Blair, M.S., AFC®, Military Saves

Whether you’re brand new to Military Saves Week or a long-time partner or saver, here are three reasons why YOU should join the #MSW19 movement that’s motivating the military to save money, reduce debt and build wealth.

  1. It’s a designated opportunity to hit the pause button on your crazy busy military life and check in on the fitness of your personal savings. Military Saves Week (MSW) is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for service members and their families to assess their own saving status. MSW is a worldwide financial readiness celebration focused on saving.
  2. It’s tried and true. Since 2007, more than 300,000 (and counting) service members and their family members have taken the Military Saves Pledge, a new and improved savings tool to help you create a simple savings plan. Every year, hundreds of installations and organizations from all over the world participate in MSW by hosting events that promote savings and financial readiness.
  3. Military Saves is your personal savings coach. When you take the Military Saves Pledge, you’ll have access to FREE educational resources on MilitarySaves.org, as well as customized communications, including the option to receive savings-specific text message tips and reminders to help you stay on track with your savings goals.

And, yes, it’s all completely FREE. And, no, we’ll never try to sell you anything, EVER.

So, join the movement that is motivating the military to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

Your future self will thank you.

Military Saves Week is coordinated by Military Saves, an initiative of America Saves. The Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for service members and their families to assess their savings status.

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Want more? Sign up your organization today to receive important updates on #MSW19 and to participate in this financial readiness celebration that’s focused on saving. Also, check out other downloadable materials and our graphics package on MilitarySaves.org that promotes the Week to other organizations. 

Other Resources

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | September 30, 2014

    Participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services. It offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. More info at tsp.gov

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Setting a Goal Leads to Success

Written by Super User | May 24, 2019

Growing up, Marisa’s dad had always talked about saving first, but she said she didn’t really internalize it until much later. “I was drifting along with no plan, carrying a little bit of revolving debt, saving some money here and there, but without a real plan for it.”

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

I came into the Air Force at 23 years old in 1993 with about 12 outstanding bills (hospital bills, car loan, car insurance, school loans, credit cards, etc.). You name it, I had the bill. Thanks to the Family Support Center, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, and many other sources, I now have no outstanding bills.

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