This is the first in a seven-part series of posts related to Military Saves Week. Visit us every day this week for tips to help you secure your financial future; from eating healthy on a budget to contributing to your Thrift Savings Plan, and getting your kids saving, too.
Military Saves Week is Feb. 25 – Mar. 2, 2013. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his senior enlisted advisor, Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, are encouraging service members to plan for the future by saving a little bit today.
“You know Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong,” Sgt. Maj. Battaglia said, referring to why it’s important to start an emergency savings account.
He went on to add that achieving financial fitness is as easy as saving $25 a month in a personal savings account, contributing part of your paycheck to a retirement account and avoiding credit.
Gen. Dempsey recommended taking the first step to financial success by signing the Saver Pledge and committing to building your wealth, not your debt.
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