Resource Packets

We know that the hard work of getting people to change their financial behavior takes time, which is why Military Saves wants to assist your efforts to encourage financial action and savings behavior change throughout the year. Sign up to receive news and updates if you would like to be among the first to know when we release a new packet.

About every six weeks, we provide organizations with a resource packet that focuses on one aspect of saving. We hope that this material will help you communicate with the public, constituents, and other organizations about how your company or organization promotes and encourages saving.

Each packet includes:

  • A guest post from Military Saves
  • Social media content
  • Tools and resources 

The 2014 themes are as follows:

The 2013 themes are as follows:

The 2012 themes are as follows:

 We encourage you to use this material to:

  • Augment the savings information you already provide to others; 
  • Encourage individuals to Pledge as Savers in the Military Saves campaign, thereby creating and committing to a basic savings or debt reduction plan and; 
  • Position your organization as "in front" of the savings message and the need to save, particularly in uncertain economic times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Military Saves Week

February 23 - February 28, 2015.

An annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for servicemembers and their families to assess their own saving status.

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Start Small and Keep on Saving

MajKenisky

Although Major James Kenisky only recently took the Saver's Pledge, he has been living by its tenets for many years: Start Small. Think Big.

Starting Small

I want this story to help others and I am certain I am not the only one who has achieved the level of success in the military that I have.  I am just one voice.  I started saving when I became a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

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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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Relevant Finance from First National Bank

From Get Smart About Credit Day in October 2008 through Military Saves Week in February 2009, participants learned the financial facts of life. Lessons were focused on check writing, understanding the stock market, credit cards, differentiating between needs and wants and budgeting.

In one session First National Bank personalized the ABA Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save Money Tree lesson with an emphasis on saving. The lesson taught students how to manage money and pay bills while saving.

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