Construction Battalion Five, DETAIL CHINHAE would like to share our campaign success story with you!

Currently we have 23 members on our Det, (all of whom have registered with militarysaves) and out of them 16 are planning for retirement by saving and investing money in the Federal Thrift Savings Plan.

In addition to our TSP investors, we also have 9 service members that have outside IRA accounts; a sure sign that todays generation is aware of our current retirement issues, and doing their part to alleviate their own families from the uncertain financial future in the horizon.

We also have 7 members that have invested their finances in Real Estate in various US States, and even countries around the globe.

The US NMCB Five Chaplain spread the good word of your organization to us, and we have since decided to take a stand with you and others to positively support our economic situation, by educating our members and spreading the word to our families and friends.

We have held various financial training lectures on topics such as "Investing for our Future" where we bring to light the problems of todays generations; specifically their lack of financial planning and the debt crisis, also "The Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act", in which our deployed troops can take advantage of and knock down some of their interest rates to 0-6% and pay down their balances rapidly. We have also signed up 11 members of our detachment for a personal investment class offered by University of Maryland University College. So as you can see, we are hitting the military savers month hard and heavy!

BU1 (SCW/SW/DV) Garrison Hardisty
U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIVE Det Chinhae, S. Korea

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Tell us about:

  • How you got the campaign going in your unit or other organization;
  • What you've done to involve children and other family members;
  • How much money your members have saved since getting involved in Military Saves;
  • Particular individuals and families whose lives have improved because of saving money; or
  • Whatever you're especially proud of and want the rest of the military community to know about!

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Regular Savings is the Key to Success

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.

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Airman Succeeds Through Dedication to Building Wealth Not Debt

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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