Military Saves Week February 23 – February 28

  
     
February 23, 2015

Your BBB is sponsoring Military Saves Week as part of BBB’s Military Line.  Since 2004, BBB Military Line has provided free resources to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection through the efforts of 112 BBBs across the U.S. 

The five main components of the Military Line program are:

  1. Education – Many local BBBs on and around military installations teach financial readiness classes to service members.
  2. Outreach – We attend and support community fairs, conferences and other events, speaking with service members and distributing information.
  3. Information – Our website provides a one stop ship for articles, links and consumer alerts for each brand of service. Check out our resources page for free consumer guides written just for military members and find us on Facebook and Twitter.
  4. Data Collection – We analyze BBB data to help identify the threats and needs of our military community in the marketplace.
  5. Complaint and Dispute Resolution – Filing a complaint with BBB helps military consumers resolve disputes and alert us to issues affecting the military community at large.

Military saves week is a chance for service members and their families to assess their own saving status and take financial action. Your BBB will be promoting a different savings strategy each day of Military Saves Week on Facebook.

Topics include:

  • Saving for emergencies
  • Paying off high-interest debt
  • Saving automatically
  • Saving for retirement
  • Saving for a large purchase

 

LOCAL EVENTS:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015. 1700 – 1900: Murphy Canyon Chapel

FUNancial Family Carnival, Financial Fair – The Family Carnival is a free event for military families to come and have a great time while learning about financial resources available to them. Children will learn the importance of saving and draw or write what they would like to start saving for. The first 250 children in attendance will receive a free piggy bank to start saving for their goals. There will be good, games, and plenty of resources available to give information to the families. Adults will be encouraged to take the Military Saves Pledge and get their free FICO score from militarysaves.org. This event is hosted by the San Diego Fleet and Family Support Center Personal Financial Management Team. 

Friday, February 24, 2015. 1130 – 1300: MCRD Bldg. 14, Personal & Professional Development Classroom

Building a Successful Savings Program – FREE brown bag lunch seminar. Open to the first 50 individuals who register at (619) 524-5726.

Head over to our Facebook page each day to get a new tip on how to be a savvier saver. You can also visit us at bbb.org or call (858) 496-2131.  If you’d like additional information, check out militarysaves.org