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 blog 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip of the Day

  • Ways to fund #holiday expenses without going into #debt: skip dining out and the movie theater. http://ow.ly/rIo0K 

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Money on the Side

Camp Arifjan, Kuwait -- A colonel in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command has money on his mind.

Army Col. George Fields, the Chief of Intelligence, or G2, has been teaching a free "Managing Your Money" class here in his spare time. More than 400 students have attended his six week-long class to learn more about increasing their own finances.

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60 Teens participate in Massachusetts Youth Saves Program

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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Making Savings a Part of Marriage

Capt. Rob Eckhardt is the first to admit that he hasn’t always been responsible with money. But less than 10 years after a rocky start to saving, Eckhardt reports that he and his wife are free from credit card debt, have a down payment on a home, and are saving regularly for retirement. And, as the Military Saves representative for his Air Force squadron, he’s helping others make similar progress.

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