‘Start Small, Think Big’ theme of Military Saves Week


Military Saves Week is Feb. 22 through 27, and the campaign’s slogan, “Start Small, Think Big,” speaks to the long-term benefits of saving even a small amount each month.

The Military Saves program is designed to educate and motivate service members and their families to reduce debt and save their hard-earned money for both emergencies and financial goals. Military Saves is also an opportunity to teach children about saving and other good financial habits through the concurrent Military Youth Saves Campaign.

The 56th Force Support Squadron Airman & Family Readiness Center invites active-duty, National Guard and Reserve service members, retirees, Defense Department, and Coast Guard civilians, veterans, defense contractors, and family members of all ages to participate in the Military Saves Campaign.

A&FRC is offering the following series of financial classes 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Feb. 26 in Bldg. 1113.

Monday: How to Successfully Negotiate a New Car Purchase

Tuesday: Home Buying A to Z

Wednesday: Thrift Savings Plan, Investing Made Simple

Thursday: Smart Options for Your Tax Refund

Feb. 26: Debt Free in 1-5 Years

The week ends with a Financial Expo 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park.

Participants can strengthen their financial now and in the future by attending breakout sessions and connecting with financial resources. Free food and prizes are included. Those who register at http://fightercountry.org/MSW will receive a free gift at the event.

To take the Saver Pledge and receive tools and resources to help those interested meet debt reduction and savings goals, go to http://www.militarysaves.org.

For more information about the Military Saves campaign, stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 1113 or call 623-856-6550.