What is Military Saves Week?

Barbara Thompson Director Office of Family Policy/Children & Youth for Military Community and Family Policy

Barbara Thompson
Office of Family Policy/Children & Youth for Military Community and Family Policy

This is the second post in a seven-part series 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.

If you are new to the military, or even if you aren’t, you might be asking yourself what is Military Saves Week?

The Department of Defense initiative is part of a larger federal campaign intended to encourage Americans to take control of their financial status, with a particular emphasis on building savings and reducing debt.

Yesterday we featured Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and his senior enlisted advisor, Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, in a video message telling service members that the first step to savings is one we can all take together, by signing the Saver Pledge.

Today, watch Barbara Thompson [PDF], director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy, children and youth, explain what Military Saves Week is and how it can help you secure your financial future.

In addition to the financial fairs planned for the week, Ms. Thompson also noted that service members who are interested in starting a personal savings program can visit their installation’s family service center, military bank or defense credit union to speak with a financial specialist.

Be sure to check out our video playlist on YouTube or visit Military Saves on Facebook and Twitter.


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