Military Saves Blog


Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.

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 22, 2013

    Find places to cut your #spending so that you can pay down #debt faster:  

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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.


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.


60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

During the months of June & July, 60 teenagers aged 13-19 from Marine, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force families attended Youth Saves programs across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help increase their knowledge of financial literacy.