CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Marine Administrative Message 602/15 was signed Nov. 15, 2015, publicizing Military Saves Week 2016, which is scheduled to take place Feb. 22-27.
According to the MARADMIN 602/15, Military Saves Week 2016 is a total force command program that encourages Marines and their families to focus on financial readiness, debt reduction and increasing savings in small amounts to achieve long-term financial goals.
“Financial readiness is connected to Marines’ readiness and resiliency,” said Scott Pile, branch head for personal and professional development department here. “Military Saves Week 2016 provides the tools necessary to make a positive impact on the overall current readiness of Marines and their families while also setting the course for achieving long term financial goals.”
Military Saves Week is organized by Camp Pendleton’s Personal Financial Management program staff and will include events such as include guest speakers, personal financial counselors, special financial products and presentations.
Marines and their families can go to a PFM program staff member to attend financial readiness classes, review budget plans or obtain financial readiness assistance at any time.
“Military Saves Week is just one step towards the overall financial success and wellbeing in the future,” said Pile. “The importance of having a savings plan and reducing debt is not just connected to current readiness but rather long term wealth built over time.”
In addition, the staff will be providing financial education resources for Marines and their families on base. These resources are available throughout the year and can be obtained from the staff at 760-725-6098 or 760-725-6209.
Marines and their families are also encouraged to take the ‘Saver Pledge’ at http://militarysaves.org.