Troops take ‘saver’s pledge’ before Military Saves Week

Story and photo by Derek Gean
Assistant editor

Military Saves Week is Monday through March 4, and before the campaign officially begins, more than 2,600 Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers have taken the “saver’s pledge” to start saving.

“Fort Leonard Wood is hoping to have 5,000 pledges by the end of our campaign,” said Tammy Fink, Army Community Service personal financial readiness specialist. “Last year we achieved 3,302 pledges, so we are just 650 pledges away from last year and the campaign is not even close to commencing.”

Military Saves Week is part of the Military Saves Campaign, which is a component of the broader America Saves Campaign.

“This campaign is to encourage service members to save for the future, pay off debt, and make smart financial decisions,” said Latrese Bookhard, ACS financial counselor.   

ACS counselors began working at the first of…