Military Saves Blog
Tips, advice, and the latest news from the savings world.
By Debbie Matz, NCUA Board Chairman
America Saves Week and Military Saves Week was the perfect opportunity to take the pledge to save and take control of your financial future. But the lessons of America Saves Week and Military Saves Week continue throughout the year.
Last week Military Saves and partnering organizations, installations and financial institutions participated in Military Saves Week 2014. Military Saves Week provided the military community with incentivized savings products, workshops and events to encourage servicemembers to become military savers. Military Saves manned a table at the Pentagon Financial Readiness Fair, conducted with several of our partner organizations to encourage servicemembers and DoD civilians to take the Military Saves pledge.
By Brenda Linnington, Director, BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust and BBB Military Line® Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
As part of Military Saves Week last week, BBB Military Line spread the savings message, and urged communities to take the Military Saves pledge. Financial readiness equals mission readiness, and since 2004, BBB Military Line has provided free resources to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection. Looking to set a goal and get financially ready? BBB Military Line and Military Saves recommend starting here:
Credit unions around the country that serve military servicemembers and their families will hold several types of events in celebration of Military Saves Week. Events planned include financial wellness seminars and luncheons, raffles, and races. Additionally credit unions will offer savings products including gifts for signing up for a Military Saves bank account, special interest rates when signing up for direct deposit, giveaways, and more. Below is a summary of a few of the great events and promotions being held by credit unions this Military Saves Week:
Military Saves Week 2014 begins February 24th and concludes March 1st. That’s next week! This is a great opportunity for members of the military, DoD civilian employees and their families throughout the services to improve their financial readiness. Military Saves seeks to motivate, support, and encourage military families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.