By Hector Rojas, Spring 2017 Student Intern
If you have been following us throughout the week, then you know what the Military Saves campaign is all about. You know about a few of the goals Military Saves encourages service members and their families to save for, and you have learned some tips and strategies on how to save. To close out this series, I thought it would be helpful to answer some frequently asked questions that you may have asked yourself throughout this five part series.
- I am hesitant to take The Saver Pledge, because I do not want to share my personal financial information.
You do not have to share any financial information in order to take the pledge. Indeed, when you sign up to take the pledge, you will notice that no financial information is requested of you in order to take the pledge. Remember, the idea of the campaign is for you to commit to building wealth over time and encourage others to do the same.
- If I take the pledge, will I be bombarded with a lot of junk email?
When you take the pledge, you will notice that there are boxes that will subscribe you to receive additional information and savings advice. Unlike other websites that automatically check off these boxes, however, you will notice that these are not already pre-selected. Therefore, it is completely up to you to receive additional periodical information and advice to help you save. If you take the Pledge, however, you’ll receive monthly Military Saves E-newsletters that contain helpful savings messages. You can always unsubscribe at the bottom of the newsletter or contact Military Saves to modify your subscription and update your email information.
- Who can enroll in Military Saves?
According to Military Saves, Military Saves is a national campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military service members, their families & Department of Defense (DoD) associated personnel to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. The enrollment is open for everyone & it is very relevant for retirees and anyone affiliated with the military.
I hope that this five part series has been helpful to you and has motivated you to begin saving. Remember, that it is small permanent changes that matter. Also, remember that savings is about your well being for tomorrow and not today and that it will be worth it in the long run whenever there is an emergency, you approach retirement, or just want to treat yourself to a brand new car.
It has been my honor to write about Military Saves Week for our servicemembers. On behalf of the Georgia State Investor Advocacy Clinic and myself, we salute and thank you for your service! Below you will find some additional resources to answer any remaining questions you may have about Military Saves Week.
For more information about Military Saves, click here.
For more information about taking the pledge, click here.
For more information for savers, click here.
For more information for organizations and how they can get involved, click here.
For more information about the campaign and the team behind it, click here.