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Three Reasons Why Taking the Military Saves Pledge Is Worth Your Time

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Written by Alecia Blair · 24 February 2015

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Associate

Have you heard? It’s Military Saves Week 2015! If you’re tuned into social media, your installation’s community service organization or financial readiness program, you’ve probably heard about the week and taking the Military Saves Pledge. You might be asking yourself why you should take the pledge. Here are three reasons why taking the Military Saves Pledge is worth your time.

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February 2015 Military Saves Newsletter Now Posted!

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Written by Alecia Blair · 19 February 2015

Military Saves Week (#MSW2015) is next week, Feb. 23-28, 2015! Now is the perfect time to take the Military Saves Pledge, a call to action to "Set a goal. Make a plan. Save Automatically!" to build wealth. Find helpful blog articles and tips by financial leaders in the February 2015 Military Saves Newsletter.

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The TSP vs. the SDP: Don’t Let the Letters Confuse You

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Written by Guest Blogger · 18 February 2015

By Kisha A. Taylor, Writer/Editor, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

This year, Military Saves Week is February 23-28, and the theme is, “Set a goal. Make a plan. Save automatically!” Saving money is not always easy, but the Federal Government offers two programs to make saving easier for military service members: the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Savings Deposit Program (SDP).

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Two Ways Tax Time Scammers Might Target You

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Written by Guest Blogger · 12 February 2015

By Federal Trade Commission's Campaign on Tax ID Theft, originally posted on the America Saves blog.
It’s that time of year—tax time. It’s also a great time to get up to speed on tax-related scams.

Here are two ways tax scammers might target you:

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Military Banks Support Military Saves Week and You!

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Written by Guest Blogger · 11 February 2015

By Andia Dinesen, AFC ®, VP Communications and Operations, Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA)

Military Saves Week, Feb. 23-28, is almost upon us! Since 2007, the last week of February presents an opportunity for servicemembers, their families, and the entire Department of Defense community to focus on saving.

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Tip of the Day

  • Written by Guest Blogger | February 20, 2014

    How to save for a car this Military Saves Week http://ow.ly/sdNN9

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Naval Battalion's Effort Yields Team Success

Written by Super User | November 26, 2010

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.

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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. Jonathan Harrington, Personal Financial Counselor for the MA Guard & Reserve, created the Youth Saves program to fit into the Military Youth Saves (www.militarysaves.org) theme which encourages kids and teens to develop good savings habits at a young age.

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Savers Pledge Leads to Savings Success

Written by Super User | October 13, 2011

My name is Rob and I am a Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. My financial success is a huge result of the Military Saves Campaign.

My journey began five years ago after marrying my wife, Lisa. We entered our marriage with no savings plan in sight, carrying debt and living in a tiny apartment. After seeing an advertisement for Military Saves, we decided to grab the reigns of our finances and implement a positive financial plan.

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