By Kristina Ludwig, Fall 2014 Student Intern
Military Saves Week is an annual push to promote healthy savings behaviors and encourage service members and their families to evaluate their savings behaviors. Target participants are:
- Military Leaders and Project Officers
- Military Banks and Credit Unions
- Family Readiness Centers
- Individuals and Families
- Teens and Kids
- Non-Profit Organizations and Associations
The goal of the campaign is to make service members and their families aware of the power of savings and setting financial goals for the future. According to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Dempsey:
The Military Saves Campaign is a year-long effort. Military Saves Week is an opportunity for our military community to come together with Federal, state, and local resources, including military banks and credit unions, to focus on the financial readiness of military members and their families and help them reduce debt and save their hard-earned money.
General Dempsey also encourages individuals take the “Saver Pledge” and support the 2015 theme: Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically.
The 2015 Military Saves Week will be from February 23–28, 2015. If you or your organization would like to participate, Militarysaves.org has a number of downloadable materials and presentations to get you started. For more information about Military Saves Week, visit the Military Saves website here. To sign up to participate for Military Saves Week 2015, visit the Military Saves website here.