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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip of the Day

  • Pay more than the minimum due on your #credit card & pay off your bill sooner. More tips at http://ow.ly/wOaVh

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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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Building Wealth by Setting Goals

My name is Allison Mecadon and I’m a Youth Coordinator with the Virginia National Guard Youth Program.  My husband, Tom, is an M-Day Army National Guard Member (an M-Day member is one who performs weekend drill, but is not on full-time duty). Tom just got back from a 1-year deployment to Afghanistan and before that served a one year ADOS tour (Active Duty Operational Support) at Ft Belvoir.

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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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