Start Small, Think Big – Military Saves

If you’re a member of the military community – or you work with servicemembers and their families – you’ll want to know about Military Saves, a campaign to persuade military families to save money every month.  Managed by the Consumer Federation of America, Military Saves has been part of the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign since 2003. While Military Saves is a year-round effort, DoD has designated this as Military Saves Week to bring extra attention to saving and financial readiness.

Military Saves encourages all servicemembers and their families to take the Military Saves pledge. Why take a pledge? Financial stability is about a lot more than knowledge. It takes consistent action over time. The campaign’s supportive environment helps servicemembers succeed.

Military Saves Week has had a broad reach.  Last year, 339 organizations participated:

  • 253 installations, commands, and detachments
  • 62 financial institutions (with over 305 branch locations participating)
  • 24 non-profit organizations

Organizers expect Military Saves 2013 to get even more servicemembers and their families on board. 

Encourage those in the military community to Take the Pledge.  Learn more about Military Saves – and watch the new video.


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