Make a Plan: How to Save

When it comes to saving money, the sooner you start, the better. It's not an act that's accomplished overnight, but a process that happens gradually and grows over time. Just remember, Start Small, Think Big.

Making ends meet can be a challenge. And in today's tough economy, you may wonder how it's possible to spare anything. But any amount saved - a quarter, a dollar - is progress. Those quarters and dollars add up. As you get into the habit of routinely "paying into your savings" you'll see the money you're setting aside grow.

Take the Military Saves Pledge

Want inspiration and motivation on your savings journey? Take the Military Saves Pledge today and create a simple personal savings plan that works!

General - TSP

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers the same types of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under 401(k) plans. Sign up or get more info at tsp.gov

Check out savings journeys from savers just like you

Setting a Goal Leads to Success

05.24.2019

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.”

Involving Kids in Family Finances

04.19.2019

One of the best lessons we can share with our kids is about money. By middle school, kids should have a g...

When You Start Small, Saving is Easy

08.12.2019

When Attiyya first got married, she and her Marine husband had just graduated from college and were focus...

Early Retirement

Living the Dream: This Military Couple Retired Early

03.18.2021

“Continuous dedication to financial peace pays off,” shares military couple, Denise and Jim. They would k...

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