Military Saves Week–We Are Big Fans

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 · 2 min read

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.

Synonyms:  Opulence-riches-affluence-richness-fortune

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 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, 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. 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.

SheerID wants the military community to be able to build wealth too. We want every

SheerID Mascot Kelly cheers on the teamretailer 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!

Marci Hansen by Marci Hansen