Military Saves Week–We Are Big Fans
What does the word “wealth” mean to you? Google says (and of course, Google knows everything):
Noun: An abundance of valuable possessions or money. The state of being rich; material prosperity.
That’s how I used to view the word “wealth” as well. “Wealth” to me wasn’t an extra $5, it is opulence and fortune.
Then I was introduced to militarysaves.org. They use the word “wealth” differently and I really like it. They use it, very simply, as the opposite of debt. On the front page of Militarysaves.org, they have their Saver Pledge that says “I will help myself by saving money, reducing debt, and building wealth over time. I will help my family and my country by encouraging other Americans to build wealth, not debt.”
This week is Military Saves Week, sponsored by Military Saves, celebrating the idea that with simple steps, military families can save for their future and live comfortably. There isn’t anything flashy about Military Saves Week, there aren’t any secrets or get-rich-quick schemes. It’s pretty simple math: spend less = save more = worry a little less.
Militarysaves.org has all sorts of tips to get started and to stay motivated. My favorite part of their site, of course, are the success stories. The theme of the stories is building “wealth” at a variety of levels through simple, small steps. As you read the stories, you can feel the confidence increase and the stress decrease as they gained control of their own financial future.
retailer to offer a robust and exclusive military discount to recognize the sacrifice and service of military members. We get out of bed every day to make the process of offering an exclusive military discount more automatic, more secure, and faster.
Military Saves, thank you for your cause. We are shaking our pom poms, doing cartwheels, and tweeting about your message. We join you every day in trying to get every military personnel one step closer to opulence. Go, Team!