Military Saves Week

Military Saves Week 2018
Military Saves Week (February 26 - March 3, 2018)

Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance to assess your own saving status.

Monday, February 26
Smart Borrowing: Presented by Mrs. Tanya Evans from Andrews Federal Credit Union for Military Saves Week. Learn about consumer type loans including auto loans, installment loans, and revolving credit. Other topics include credit builders such as secured credit cards, share secured loans, collateral loans, and credit report terminology. Free Reusable Lunch bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and Take the Pledge. 9:00-10:30am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.
Spending Smart: Presented by Mrs. Eileen Fuzer from Wells Fargo Bank for Military Saves Week. Make spending smart an everyday activity by planning ahead to make a difference. Learn how to use a spending plan and become a savvy shopper. Free Reusable Lunch bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and Take the Pledge. 1:00-2:30pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Bld.g 3435 Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.

Tuesday, February 27
Watch your Money Take Off! Presented by Lakehurst Naval Federal Credit Union and the Military & Family Support Center for Military Saves Week. Free lunch provided by the Lakehurst Naval Federal Credit Union. Learn ways to put a little spring in your savings; sometimes great things start out small. Learn how your credit report affects your future and more. 11:30am-12:30pm, Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive. Free Reusable Lunch bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough food is provided for attendees, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - Invest in Your Future: Presented by Military and Family Support Center for Military Saves Week. This workshop is targeted to new military members or those unfamiliar with TSP and will provide a basic overview of TSP. Some of the topics to be covered will be the rules governing TSP enrollment/participation: How to make contributions, Investment funds and options and TSP components and features. Free Reusable Lunch bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and Take the Pledge. 9:00-10:30am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.
Credit Carnival and Jeopardy: Come one. Come all. Step right up and learn everything you need to know about personal credit. The Military and Family Support Center is hosting Credit Carnival as part of Military Saves week to teach everything you need to know about personal credit and credit protection. Carnival goers will learn how to obtain and review their credit reports, understand their rights as consumers, learn the impact credit has on their finances, and how to protect themselves from identity theft. Enjoy food and drinks and after a short informational brief test your knowledge with a friendly game of Credit Jeopardy. Free Reusable Lunch bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and Take the Pledge. 2:00-3:30pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.
Making Savings Stick: Presented by the Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) as part of Military Saves week. Children and their parents will learn the importance of saving and make their very own Duct tape wallet. Many patterns to choose from. Pizza is provided. Open to children ages 8-12. 4:00-5:30pm, Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please state how many children will be attending in order to plan for food. Remember to visit https://militarysaves.org and Take the Pledge! Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ . For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Lakehurst 732.323.1248 or McGuire 609.754.3154.

Wednesday, February 28
Free Bowl-a-thon and Financial Resource Fair & Pizza: Presented by the Military and Family Support Center for Military Saves Week. Roll a strike and learn how to make informed decisions about your financial future. Community partners represented include Andrews Federal Credit Union, Armed Forces Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Fort Dix Federal Credit Union, New Jersey Bureau of Securities, Securities Exchange Commission, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Free bowling, shoes, and lunch included. Free Reusable Lunch bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and Take the Pledge. 11:00am-1:00pm, FSS Bowling Center Doughboy Loop, Bldg. 6054 Doughboy Loop. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough food is provided for attendees, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.

Thursday, March 1
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and Blended Retirement System - Invest in Your Future: Presented by the Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) for Military Saves Week. Have you been putting off investing for retirement or making the decision to invest? This workshop is targeted to military members unfamiliar with TSP and will provide a basic overview of TSP. Some of the topics to be covered will be the rules governing TSP enrollment/participation. This workshop is also for all service members who will have 12 or less years in the service as of 2018 who will be making a decision about their Blended Retirement System option. Free Reusable Lunch Bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. 9:00-10:30am at Bldg. 488 Walsh Drive. Pre-registration required. Please go to Appointment Plus: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/ or call MFSC at Walsh Drive 732.323.1248 or Broidy Road 609.754.3154.
Making Your Bank Work for You! It is Military Saves Week and lunch is provided by Armed Forces Bank. Ms. Raeonna Sherrod from the Armed Forces Bank will talk about features banks have today to assist you in increasing your wealth and decreasing debt. Leave being an informed banker. Free Reusable Lunch Bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and take the Pledge. 11:00am-12:30pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough food is provided for attendees, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.
Cooking on a Budget: Presented by Health Promotions for Military Saves Week. Brown bagging your lunch does not have to be boring. Think beyond the ham sandwich and watch and taste the healthy lunch that can be your next brown bag lunch from home. Participants will leave filled with food and ways to put money into their savings instead of the drive thru. Free Reusable Lunch Bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and take the Pledge. 11:00am-1:00pm, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. Space will be limited to 15 people and pre-registration is required to ensure enough food is provided for attendees, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.
Blended Retirement System (BRS) Briefing: Presented by the Military and Family Support Center. This workshop is for all service members who will have 12 or less years in the service as of 1 January 2018. Each member will have to decide to either stay with your current High Three Retirement System or opt in to the new Blended Retirement System. What system will be best for you and your family? This will be a decision that can have life-long implications and you need to be informed as soon as possible. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend. Free Reusable Lunch Bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and take the Pledge. 9:00-10:30am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.

Friday, March 2
Bowl-a-thon and Financial Resource Fair & Pizza: Presented by the Military and Family Support Center for Military Saves Week. Roll a strike and learn how to make informed decisions about your financial future. Community partners will offer resources. Free bowling, shoes, and lunch included. Free Reusable Lunch Bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and take the Pledge. 11:00am-1:00pm, FSS Bowling Center, Bldg. 489 Saniuk Road. Pre-registration is required to ensure enough food is provided for attendees, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Walsh Drive 732.323.1248 or Broidy Road 609.754.3154.
Saving and Investing: Presented by Mr. Alan Sorcher from the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy United States Securities and Exchange Commission for Military Saves Week. Make saving money and investing a top priority and a daily habit. Learn about smart use of credit, types of investment products and their risks, impact of fees, common red flags of fraud, questions to ask before investing, and a brief overview of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and Blended Retirement System. Free Reusable Lunch Bag filled with financial swag for participants—while supplies last. Visit https://militarysaves.org and take the Pledge. 9:00-11:00am, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.
Family Saving Extravaganza: Presented by the Military and Family Support Center for Military Saves Week. Bring your family for Family Financial Trivia, make Duct tape wallets or do both all while making a family saving goal and having fun. Pizza and prizes provided. Suggested activities are for children ages 7-15 year. 5:00-7:00pm, at the Military and Family Support Center, Bldg. 3435 Broidy Road. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please state how many children will be attending in order to plan for food. Visit https://militarysaves.org and take the Pledge. Pre-registration is required, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/3yjbr5kq/. For further information call the Military and Family Support Center at Broidy Road 609.754.3154 or Walsh Drive 732.323.1248.