Military Saves Week

February 27 - March 4, 2017

Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for servicemembers and their families to assess their own saving status. Typically hundreds of organizations participate in the Week, reaching millions of people.


Who Should Participate?

Military Leaders and Project Officers (POCs)

Make your unit a savings community. Military Saves is a readiness initiative authorized by the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Through a simple annual process modeled after CFC, you can invite your personnel to increase their personal financial readiness.

Military Banks & Credit Unions

Increase deposits and support our troops. Customizable graphics and personal consultation help your operations and marketing staff personalize your participation in this worldwide campaign.

Family Readiness Centers

Help servicemembers, DoD employees & their families. Participate in Military Saves Campaign year round and partner with organizations and units on the entire installation during Military Saves Week each year in February.

Individuals & Families

Strengthen your future. Healthy finances and open communication about money contributes to marital stability and gives kids a solid foundation for the future. Take the pledge today!

Teens & Kids

Military Youth Saves is a social marketing program designed to encourage kids and teens to develop good savings habits at a young age. We want you to be a responsible saver but we also want you to spread the savings message to your family and friends!

 Non-Profit Organizations & Associations

Embrace the campaign and help it grow! Offer your resources to expand the movement to increase the nation's savings rate. New partnerships contributing financial, executive, marketing, and technical support are invited.

Tip of the Day

  • Use your #tax refund to start or add to your #IRA or #401(k) These plans are opportunities to put aside money now for #retirement later.

Saver Stories View all »

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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A Disciplined Approach to Saving

I just recently retired after 30 years of service with the Marine Corps. I truly enjoyed my time serving the Corps and I flourished in the disciplined environment. I also took a disciplined approach to saving. Here are some of the tactics I used-they are very low to moderate risk.

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On the Right Track to Build Wealth

My name is Robina Wahl, and I am a military wife and a veteran. Although I am fairly new to the Military Saves Campaign, the message to “Build Wealth, Not Debt” reassured me that my husband and I were on the right track and doing the right things.

I have always been pretty responsible when it comes to saving and living within my means, but I was not prepared for the unpredictable employment lifestyle of being a Reservist and military spouse.

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