Written by Lisa Johnson
Military Saves Week, runs from February 23-28 and is an annual opportunity to promote good savings behavior and to assess individual savings status.
“In the military, we’re conditioned to hope for the best, but plan for the worst,” said Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell. “Finances are no different. Use Military Saves Week to identify your financial goals and adjust your course, if necessary.
The Coast Guard is a partner in the Military Saves Campaign and is committed to helping Coast Guard service members, family members, retirees, and civilians take immediate action to “Set a Goal, Make a Plan & Save Automatically”. Financial stability takes consistent action over time, where small steps to pay off debt and saving can help members and families reach their financial goals.
This Military Saves Week, join the more than 180,000 people who have pledged to save by taking the Military Saves Pledge. If you have already taken the pledge, Military Saves encourages you to recommit to your savings goal and re-pledge today. Those who take the pledge are eligible for:
• Free subscription to the monthly Military Saves e-Newsletter
• Free myFICO credit score for Service Members and their spouses courtesy of FINRA Investor Education Foundation
• Quarterly e-newsletters from America Saves
If you are seeking advice on money matters, visit CG SUPRT and click “Personal Financial Management” under Quick Links. Services include one-on-one money coaching for up to 90 days, educational webinars, and other financial resources.
Additional financial information and resources can be found by visiting the Office of Work-Life Personal Financial Management Program webpage.