January 10, 2013
Subject: Start Small. Think Big.
News & Events
Military Saves: StartSmall. Think Big.
Be a part of MilitarySaves Week (February25
evenif you can only save a few dollars a month. Andencourage your family and friends to do the same.The FINRA Investor Education Foundation and theConsumer Federation of America are once again joiningmilitary leaders, installation banks, defense credit unionsand financial counselors to motivate military families tosave money every month.In support of Military Saves Week, the FINRA Foundationis also presenting at Financial Readiness Forums inFlorida, Japan, Korea and Hawaii throughout Februaryand March. If you would like a FINRA Foundationpresentation at your unit later this year or during MilitaryReadiness Week activities in 2014, please get your requests in early.Learn more about ways you can save.
DoD Transistion Assitance Program
Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be amajor financial challenge. If you
e separating from themilitary at any point this year, you need to start planningnow. Start by talking to your career counselor, your installation personal financial manager or by visiting theDepartment of Defense
SPOUSE FELLOW SPOTLIGHT
As a graduateof the FINRAFoundationMilitarySpouseFellowshipProgram,
has theknowledge and planning skills thathelp her serve the militarycommunity
while also improving her
own family’s financial stability. She
uses these skills to help servicemembers avoid making commonfinancial mistakes, including thoseshe made hers
elf. “I would encourage
other military spouses to apply to theprogram. It is a great thing to do asfar as personal and professionalgrowth, and you can help
servicemembers in the process.”