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Three Reasons Why Taking the Military Saves Pledge Is Worth Your Time

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Written by Alecia Blair · 24 February 2015

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Have you heard? It’s Military Saves Week 2015! If you’re tuned into social media, your installation’s community service organization or financial readiness program, you’ve probably heard about the week and taking the Military Saves Pledge. You might be asking yourself why you should take the pledge. Here are three reasons why taking the Military Saves Pledge is worth your time.


February 2015 Military Saves Newsletter Now Posted!

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Written by Alecia Blair · 19 February 2015

Military Saves Week (#MSW2015) is next week, Feb. 23-28, 2015! Now is the perfect time to take the Military Saves Pledge, a call to action to "Set a goal. Make a plan. Save Automatically!" to build wealth. Find helpful blog articles and tips by financial leaders in the February 2015 Military Saves Newsletter.


The TSP vs. the SDP: Don’t Let the Letters Confuse You

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Written by Guest Blogger · 18 February 2015

By Kisha A. Taylor, Writer/Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

This year, Military Saves Week is February 23-28, and the theme is, “Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically!” Saving money is not always easy, but the Federal Government offers two programs to make saving easier for military service members: the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Savings Deposit Program (SDP).


Two Ways Tax Time Scammers Might Target You

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Written by Guest Blogger · 12 February 2015

By Federal Trade Commission's Campaign on Tax ID Theft, originally posted on the America Saves blog.
It’s that time of year—tax time. It’s also a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams.

Here are two ways tax scammers might target you:


Military Banks Support Military Saves Week and You!

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Written by Guest Blogger · 11 February 2015

By Andia Dinesen, AFC ®, VP Communications and Operations, Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA)

Military Saves Week, Feb. 23-28, is almost upon us! Since 2007, the last week of February presents an opportunity for servicemembers, their families, and the entire Department of Defense community to focus on saving.


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Meet Wacinque BeMende

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Meet Wacinque BeMende. He’s so passionate about encouraging savings and promoting financial literacy, he’s established his own Kid’s Savings Program. Wacinque donated $15,000 to the Community Action of Laramie County in Cheyenne Wyoming to begin the Wacinque “ Rhino” Fund Endowment to help kids open savings accounts.


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.


Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.