By By Jon Cook, Personal Financial Readiness Specialist and Family Member Employment Specialist, ACS, Rock Island ArsenalFebruary 15, 2011
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Rock Island, Ill. -- Military Saves is a DoD-wide financial readiness campaign to persuade military service and family members, as well as the wider military community, to reduce debt and save money thereby ensuring personal financial readiness and positively impacting the nation's personal and household savings rates.
Part of the national America Saves campaign, Military Saves' strategies include "The Saver Pledge," a commitment to exercise good financial habits and encourage other Americans to do the same. Savers who enroll online receive electronic newsletters and e-Wealth Coach advice.
Military Saves encourages:
- Developing a personal financial plan
- Establishing good credit
- Saving a portion of each paycheck
- Enrolling in Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, and (when eligible) Savings Deposit Program
Who is eligible to join' Active duty, National Guard and reserve servicemembers, DoD civilians, retirees, veterans, defense contractors, and family members of all ages.
Need more information or assistance' Contact Jon Cook, Army Community Service, (309) 782-0815, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.riamwr.com/acs/financialred.htm
Take the on-line pledge to Build Wealth - Not Debt! Visit: www.militarysaves.org/