Best Summer Ever Bucketlist Challenge

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:

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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.

Tip of the Day

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From Shopaholic to Saver

Written by Jackie Toops | January 13, 2021

Many of us spend too much money on things we don’t need, but we don’t always know why. It’s easy to get a quick fix from retail therapy, but before we know it, our hard-earned money is gone. Oftentimes, when we engage in a “shopaholic” lifestyle or sporadic shopping sprees, we still experience feelings of emptiness, but to make it worse, we now have debt, too.

Khanmany was a shopaholic who turned everything around. She is active duty Navy and shares, “I was spending too much on things I didn't need. I was going shopping for no reason and was trying to fill a void. I was running up every credit card I owned to include Victoria's Secret, Military Star, Navy Federal, TJ Maxx, JCPenney, Macy's, USAA, and was only paying the minimum payments.”

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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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Building a Six-Figure Savings While Enjoying Life

Written by Jackie Toops | November 13, 2020

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

For military spouse Martina and her husband, an E-5 in the Navy, accumulating a six-figure savings has become a reality. One might think that in order to save this much, it would take a great deal of sacrificing and forgoing a certain quality of life, but Martina and her husband would disagree. “Over the past few years (about five), we've managed to save almost $120,000 while mostly living on one income. We've learned so much about easy ways to save money and live a good life,” shares Martina.

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