Military Saves Week Aims to Motivate Male Military Spouses to Better Their Finances


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Military Saves Week Aims to Motivate Male Military Spouses to Better Their Finances

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Image: – Military Saves Week 2018 is February 26 - March 3, 2018 – Macho Spouse

 

Military SavesAs a male military spouse, I know how important it is to stretch every dollar as far as I can for my military family. I'm always looking for tips on how to save money and I really appreciate money saving tips for the Military Family.

Here are some questions to think about:

Do you have an emergency fund? Are you saving enough money for retirement? Do you have a budget? How close are you to financial freedom?

February 26 - March 3, 2018

Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for servicemembers and their families to assess their own saving status. Typically hundreds of organizations participate in the Week, reaching millions of people.

 


 


Who Should Participate?

Military Leaders and Project Officers (POCs)

Make your unit a savings community. Military Saves is a readiness initiative authorized by the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Through a simple annual process modeled after CFC, you can invite your personnel to increase their personal financial readiness.

More About Military Saves Week 2018

Military Saves, part of the Department of Defense's Financial Readiness Campaign, is asking military and milspouse bloggers all over the world to come together this month to talk about the same topic: saving money.  During Military Saves Week we want to encourage servicemembers and their families to assess their own saving status and take action.  We believe that if military families Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically, they can begin a journey toward their own financial freedom.

We encourage you to take the Military Saves Pledge, which is a commitment to Build Wealth, Not Debt.  This year, for the first time, those who have taken the pledge in the past can repledge again.

For all you male military spouse bloggers, we encourage you to write at least one blog post during Military Saves Week using our one of the following themes: Save for Emergencies, Pay Off High-Interest Debt, Save Automatically, Save for Retirement, or Save for a Large Purchase. For more information, you can check out this Digital Communications Kit.
 
Now more than ever it's vitally important for military families to build up their emergency funds and save for their own future.  With your help, we can truly Start Small, Think Big
 
Please let us know if you would be willing to help out or if you know of other milspouse bloggers who would be interested in doing so. You will be seeing more posts here at Macho Spouse aimed at helping male military spouses save money.

 


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The second segment of a multi-part series examining the importance of communication within the military family.

The first video helped define WHY it's important to communicate with our spouses, so this video examines WHAT we should talk about. EVERYTHING!

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Drink, Drank, Drunk: Wading Though Military Life

Daddy-Ian-Beer.jpgThe author, Chris Field, demonstrating some "top-shelf" parenting while at Epcot's Biergarten.

 

There seems to be a common thread running through military sociability: booze. It's the thread that allows you to tie one on just about anytime. It's everywhere. At the Exchange, at the local Class Six…hell, you might even score some free booze from those distributors hosting tasting events throughout the year. Play your cards right, and you could be half in the bag before the sun even goes down.
When I first drive through the gates, there's always the sign telling me how many days it's been since the last alcohol related incident on post. And when that sign 'resets' back to 1, I'm always tempted to check it out: “Uh oh, what did (one of a handful of likely suspects) do now?” Thankfully, I've never triggered it myself. Yet.

 


 

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