WASHINGTON, D.C. (6/4/13) – Military Saves announced the launch of the first National Guard Summer Savings Drive to encourage Guard members and their families to take the Military Saves pledge as a commitment to save regularly.
The Savings Drive will take place June 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013.
“The National Guard Summer Savings Drive is an opportunity for organizations to promote the importance of saving successfully to National Guard members and their families,” said Andia Dinesen, Military Saves Coordinator. “With the beginning of summer, and spending temptations like summer sales and vacations approaching, this event will motivate service members and their families to take a look at their finances and set up successful savings plans.”
Military Saves has teamed up with the National Guard Bureau, the NG State and Family Program Directors, and the contracted Personal Financial Counselors to reach the Guard and Reserve population.
Organizations that work with a National Guard population can take advantage of this savings drive by signing up to participate (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NGsummer2013) and downloading free
resources to help plan and promote a pledge drive in their area.
So far, more than 20 organizations including 6 State’s Personal Financial Counselors or Family Program Directors, The Association for Financial
Counseling and Planning Education, and Headquarters National Guard Bureau, have signed up to participate in the Summer Savings Drive.
“We know that the most successful strategy to savings is to save automatically by putting of your paycheck automatically into a savings account,” Dinesen said. “Two important ways to save successfully are to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan and Savings Deposit Program, when
Military Saves is committed to helping service members and their families succeed financially.
Organizations that work with a National Guard population are encouraged to sign up at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NGsummer2013 to participate, share the Military Saves messaging, and encourage everyone to take the Military Saves pledge or re-pledge at www.militarysaves.org/takethe-pledge.