Nearly a quarter of savers who take the Veteran Saves pledge chose “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. And they have the right idea.
Helpful emergency savings links:
Think and acting like a saver not only means knowing what you’re saving for and how much it costs, but having a plan for building that savings.
Helpful Large Purchase Savings Tips:
Vacation anyone? You might be gearing up for your next trip soon. Luckily, you don’t have to be rolling in dough to travel!
Check out these resources to help save for your next vacation:
Saving for education is the second most popular goal (after saving for emergencies) savers select when they pledge to save with Veteran Saves.
Helpful Education Savings Links:
Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. With planning, discipline, patience, and maybe some outside help, almost anyone can reduce their debts and start to accumulate wealth.
Helpful Debt Repayment Links:
Develop a savings plan to build up money for a down payment at purchase, for moving expenses, and for post-purchase emergency expenditures such as needed home repairs.
Helpful links for future homeowners:
It can be hard to put aside money for savings. But there is an easy way to save money without ever missing it. Make your savings automatic. You can start small and save $20 a week or month or you can try and save more.
Helpful General Savings Resources:
More and more people who take the Veteran Saves pledge are choosing investment savings as their goal. Making investments can build wealth over time more reliably than using a savings account, but it also involves risk. So, it’s important to educate yourself.
Helpful Investment Savings Resources:
Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving now for retirement will ensure that you have enough money to enjoy a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work.
HELPFUL RETIREMENT SAVINGS LINKS:
Making the decision to either separate from active duty or retire is a monumental step, and one that you should start early to have the smoothest transition possible. Thankfully there is a lot of support, programs, and organizations dedicated to ensuring veterans are taken care of after they're no longer in active duty.
To be financially secure during your transition there are critical steps you'll want to take. Veteran Saves is here to support you, give practical tips and strategies, and connect you with the best programs that will ensure you transition with ease.
Helpful Transition Fund Links:
Oftentimes, individuals with disabilities may not be familiar with savings options that are available to them or they may be afraid to save money due to the fear of jeopardizing public benefits.
Helpful Savings Links:
Savers who make a plan are twice as likely to save successfully.
Make a pledge to yourself and create a simple savings plan that works. Complete the Pledge and Veteran Saves will send you short email and text reminders, resources and tips to keep you on track towards your savings goal. Become part of an entire community of savers. Get started now!
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Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save successfully. Taking the Veteran Saves Pledge is a pledge to yourself to start a savings journey and Veteran Saves is here to encourage you along the way. Take the first step toward creating a better financial future. Make a plan, set a goal, and pledge to yourself to start saving, today.
We are so glad you have started your savings journey and Veteran Saves will be right beside you the whole way! You will soon receive an email from the America Saves team to help encourage you. Find helpful links below to continue researching topics on saving.
By Breanna Johnston, AFC® Candidate & Amelia Simons
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Veteran Saves wants to assist your efforts to encourage financial action and savings behavior change throughout the year.
Sign up now to become a Veteran Saves Partner.
By MyArmyBenefits Team
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