Military Saves Week: Saving More in 2019

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From February 25 through March 2, Hanscom FCU will be offering free programs to help our military members save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Military Saves week is coordinated by Military Saves, an initiative of America Saves...so if you're not in the military, you can also participate through America Saves Week, which runs concurrently. 

Whether you’re brand new to Military Saves Week or a long-time partner or saver, here are three reasons why YOU should join the #MSW19 movement that’s motivating our military members to save money, reduce debt and build wealth.

  1. It’s a designated opportunity to hit the pause button on your crazy busy military life and check in on the fitness of your personal savings. Military Saves Week (MSW) is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for service members and their families to assess their own saving status. MSW is a worldwide financial readiness celebration focused on saving.
  2. It’s tried and true. Since 2007, more than 300,000 (and counting) service members and their family members have taken the Military Saves Pledge, a new and improved savings tool to help you create a simple savings plan. Every year, hundreds of installations and organizations from all over the world participate in MSW by hosting events that promote savings and financial readiness.
  3. Military Saves is your personal savings coach. When you take the Military Saves Pledge, you’ll have access to FREE educational resources on MilitarySaves.org, as well as customized communications, including the option to receive savings-specific text message tips and reminders to help you stay on track with your savings goals.

We have a number events scheduled during the week at local military installations:

  • February 25: Stop by our Military Saves Table Event outside of our branch at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Building 1, 1st floor lobby, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • February 25:  Stop by our Military Saves Table Event at USCG Base Boston in the Cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • February 25: Stop by our Military Saves Table Event at the Community Support Center in Bldg. 1240 at Hanscom AFB from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • February 26: Stop by our Military Saves Table Event at USCG Base Boston in the Cafeteria from 7:00 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • February 26: Stop by our Military Saves Table Event at the Ft. Devens Dining Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • February 26: Develop a one-page financial plan at our "Lunch and Learn," which will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Hanscom AFB Community Support Center in Bldg. 1240. The workshop, based on a book by Carl Richards, teaches attendees how to use their values, goals, and budgeting together with spending psychology to create an effective financial plan.
  • February 27Stop by our Military Saves Table Event at the Otis AFB Exchange from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • February 27: Learn something new with our "Lunch and Learn" on Investing 101 at the Hanscom AFB Community Support Center in Bldg. 1240 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. You'll learn about basic investing during this workshop, and topics include investment approaches and strategies, the facts about annuities, and basic information on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
  • February 28: Stop by our Military Saves Table Event outside of our branch at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Building 1, 1st floor lobby, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • February 28: Hanscom FCU will be hosting a Thrift Savings Plan “Lunch and Learn," presented by the Airman and Family Readiness Center, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Hanscom AFB Community Support Center in Bldg. 1240. You'll learn how to make contributions, the difference between Roth and Traditional TSP elections, how money is invested, and more.
  • February 28: A "Lunch and Learn" on the Psychology of Spending will be held at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Hunter Auditorium in Bldg. 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • March 1: Stop by our Military Saves Table Event at the Ft. Devens Dining Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • March 1Stop by our Military Saves Table Event at USCG Base Boston in the Cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All classes are open to military and civilian personnel at Hanscom AFB. All “Lunch and Learn” workshops include lunch.
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