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

We want to brag about you! If you have a story to tell about your organization's Military Saves activities, please contact us.

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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  • Summer is a great time to teach your child about finance. Start with the Money as you Grow program http://moneyasyougrow.org/ 

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