Save for the unexpected

Imagine your car stalls out, your child needs a cast, or your roof leaks. Are you prepared when Murphy’s Law strikes?

The unexpected doesn’t have to be doom and gloom. It could be that a new baby is on the way, or your best friend is getting married out of state.

This week’s focus is to #SaveForTheUnexpected. If we’ve learned anything over the past year, it’s that anything that can go wrong will, so let’s be prepared!

If you have a savings account with at least $400 accessible, not only will the “unexpected” only be a minor inconvenience, but you will also have more savings than approximately 60% of Americans.

Don’t have an emergency fund or looking to grow your emergency fund? Take the Military Saves Pledge and commit to successfully building an emergency fund of just $500. Embrace the “Start Small, Save Big” mentality. Once you’ve taken the Pledge, be sure to join the #MilitarySavers Facebook Group, hosted by MilitarySaves.

Military Saves has also put together a spending and savings tool to give you a clear view of your finances so you can budget for an emergency savings fund. Access it by clicking the button below.

Make a Budget



Military Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and is dedicated to helping servicemembers and their families save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.
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