DOD helps keep money in the bank

| February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cherie Huntington
Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs

Defense Commissary Agency

Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. — In a current credit card commercial, talk-show host Jimmy Fallon proclaims, “According to research, everybody likes more cash.”

The annual Department of Defense “Military Saves Week,” which runs through Feb. 26, aims to help the military community shrink debt and keep more cash where it belongs — in the bank.

The program encourages Soldiers and their families to reduce debt, save and build wealth.

Such grassroots advice shows families how to make this year’s campaign theme become reality: “Set a goal, make a plan, save automatically.”

“By shopping your commissary, your shopping cart can help you achieve your financial goals,” said Joseph H. Jeu, director and CEO, Defense Commissary Agency. “We’re proud to partner with Military Saves to encourage saving and reduce debt.”

Not only does consistent commissary shopping score savings of 30 percent or more, Jeu said, but also savvy shoppers know that using coupons achieves even higher savings.

“Think of coupons as cash,” he said. “And at your commissary, sometimes the ‘cash’ is hanging on the shelf, in the form of special ‘military commissary’ coupons.”

During Military Saves Week and throughout February, commissaries around the world are supporting the campaign by working with installation budget counselors to provide information on personal financial management and preparation of nutritious meals for less.

Military Saves Week

The Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program is supporting Military Saves Week by hosting “The Apprentice Dress for Success” workshop, through the Employment Readiness Program, ACS, Schofield Barracks, 9-11 a.m., Feb. 24. Call 655-4227. To join the Military Saves program via Facebook and Twitter web pages and its monthly newsletter visit www.militarysaves.org.

 

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