Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition to Host Military Saves Week 2016 Activities

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Coalition Teams Up with Partners throughout the State to Promote Financial Literacy and Savings

Alaska – Forget Me Not Coalition for Service members, Veterans and their Families

“Even though the Military Saves campaign is a year-long effort, Military Saves Week is an opportunity to focus on financial readiness and promote good savings behavior through activities," said Magen James, AOS State Community Support Coordinator

Next week, as part of Military Saves Week 2016, scheduled for 22 - 27 February, the Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition is teaming up with partners throughout the state to promote financial literacy and savings activities for our Service members, their Families and Veterans. Educational activities range from savings programs provided by MAC Federal Credit Union, brown bag lunch seminars offered by Army Community Services (ACS) at Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER) and information booths at the Post Exchange (PX) on Fort Wainwright.

“Even though the Military Saves campaign is a year-long effort, Military Saves Week is an opportunity to focus on financial readiness and promote good savings behavior through activities. Our goal is to share financial resources and education to empower our Military to become informed consumers,” said Magen James, Army OneSource State Community Support Coordinator.

All Service members, Family members and Veterans who have access to Fort Wainwright and JBER are encouraged to attend. Classes will be held daily from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Education Center on Fort Wainwright. MAC Federal Credit Union will provide lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.

The class schedule is as follows:

Monday, 22 February – Living on Less
Tuesday, 23 February – Thrift Savings Plan & You!
Wednesday, 24 February –Tips for Saving More & Why It Matters
Thursday, 25 February – Car Buying & Getting the Best Deal!
Friday, 26 February – Living Paycheck to Paycheck

In addition to the daily classes, Army OneSource, ACS and MAC Federal Credit Union will be on hand at the PX from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide additional information about savings programs and other financial literacy tools. Service members, Families and Veterans can stop by to ask questions and sign up for appointments with financial advisors.

The Military Saves Week activities are made possible by the Alaska Forget Me Not Coalition, including Army Community Services, Army OneSource, MAC Federal Credit Union, Military Family Readiness Center and UAF Cooperative Extension.

For more information about the financial classes and activities, contact Magen James, State Community Support Coordinator of Army OneSource at mjames(at)afsc(dot)com.

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