By Tammy G. Bruzon, Military Saves
Military Saves Week (February 27 – March 4, 2017) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage servicemembers and military families just like yours to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically.
This Military Saves Week, try these five simple steps to help yourself save automatically – and successfully:
- Assess Your Savings
Like your health, you should assess your savings annually to make sure your savings priorities are on the right track. Complete this simple 12-question assessment to find out your current standing and help you plan for the future.
- Evaluate your Savings Preparedness
Check off your savings accomplishments on the Saver Checklist to further evaluate where your savings habits need strengthening for your future goals.
- Take the Military Saves Pledge
Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically. Those with a savings plan are two times as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without one. Join more than 250,000 Military Savers who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge, you can choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save towards your goals. Need some inspiration to save automatically towards your goals? Here’s how.
- Share Your Savings Goal
Take part in the 2017 #ImSavingFor photo contest. Share a selfie or video that shows what you’re saving for on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Then check AmericaSavesWeek.org in early 2017 to learn more about contest entry details and prizes. Savings never looked so good.
- Make Your Savings Social
Are you on Twitter or Facebook? Join Military Saves in encouraging your friends, family, and colleagues to save this week. Better yet, join one of the many Twitter chats, events, and activities that Military Saves will be a part of this week to get real-time savings tips and advice.
Military Saves Week is coordinated by Military Saves. The Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.
The NFCC is proud to support Military Saves Week. On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3pm EST, the NFCC will be hosting a Military Saves Week Twitter Party to discuss financial tips and resources available to help military families and spouses who are facing unique financial challenges. Along with the NFCC will be the Military Family Advisory Network and military financial coach Lacey Langford. Please plan to join us! You can find out more at www.nfcc.org/twitter-party/!