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Military Banks Can Help You Make Saving Automatic During Military Saves Week 2016

Automatic Savings AMBA MSW
Written by Guest Blogger · 02 February 2016

By Andia Dinesen, AFC®, Vice President Communications & Operations, Association of Military Banks (AMBA)

During Military Saves Week 2016, the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and its member banks can help you save successfully!


Military Saves Week 2016 - Meet the Challenge in Three Steps

Automatic Savings Financial Goals #MSW016
Written by Laura Roler · 28 January 2016

By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC ® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

Military Saves Week 2016 is fast approaching! Every year, military installations and organizations around the world join forces to motivate, support, and encourage servicemembers and military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth through a week of financial focus and education.


New DoD Military Saves Campaign Video Endorsement Highlights #MSW2016

Written by Alecia Blair · 19 January 2016

Have you seen the new DoD Military Saves Campaign Video Endorsement featuring SEAC, National Guard Bureau CMSgt. Mitchell O. Brush and Mrs. Blair Brush?


Use Your Tax Refund to Kick-Start an Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund Tax Return
Written by Guest Blogger · 12 January 2016

By Ayesha Haider, BA, MBA, AFC© Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow

For most of us, receiving a tax refund is a welcome break from our monthly routine of managing expenses to make ends meet. While it is very tempting to cash in your return and spend it on everyday items, the tax refund can also be a great way to motivate yourself to start an emergency fund.


Tip of the Day

  • Written by Katie Bryan | November 28, 2013

    Set a goal, make a plan, #save automatically - pledge to save today!

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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

Written by Super User | April 16, 2013

My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

I have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.


Money on the Side

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

"All I did was sit down and listen to a guy one day who showed me what he was doing" said the colonel as he explained how he became interested in what he calls, "becoming financially free."


A Plan for Success

Written by Super User | April 26, 2012

I’m Staff Sergeant Robert Zuniga and I have been an active duty Air Force medic for eight years. I plan on staying in long enough so that I can retire at 20 years. I have always been interested in personal finance and would like to share how it IS possible for me and my stay-at-home wife and two kids to not only save and invest a ton of money but also have a lot of responsible fun as well on 'low' enlisted pay. You CAN do it too!

First off, we write down our goals and separate wants from needs.