A Financially Confident You Begins Here.

One thing veterans have in common is the experience of unique financial opportunities and challenges. On your journey to becoming more financially stable, having a trusted resource and community that meets you where you are and gives practical, easy-to-implement tips and strategies is a complete game changer. Enter Veteran Saves: your savings accountability partner. Join our community for support with saving successfully, reducing debt, building wealth, and more.

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Savings Insights

Debt

03.06.2024 By Krystel Spell (2024), Amelia Simons (2022) & Breanna Johnston, AFC® Candidate (2021)

TIPS TO HELP VETERANS REDUCE DEBT AND PAY IT OFF FOR GOOD

Debt is a significant factor contributing to financial stress among Americans, and veterans are no exception. Transitioning from active service to civilian life brings its own set of financial challenges, including managing debt. A considerable number of veterans find themselves grappling with financial burdens post-service, but it's important to remember—you are not alone in this struggle

General Savings

02.22.2024 By Krystel Spell

Saving for Events

Transitioning from military to civilian life brings about significant milestones, from transitioning into civilian careers to retirement and more. These milestones deserve celebration, not only to honor the dedication and hard work behind them but also to unite family and friends in joy and excitement. However, celebrations can strain budgets, particularly for transitioning service members and veterans.

Veterans

02.12.2024 By Krystel Spell

Money Saving Travel Tips for Service Veterans

Traveling is an amazing experience, but it can be expensive. However, transitioning service members and eligible Veterans have access to resources and perks that can help them fulfill their travel dreams and make the most of their vacation without overspending.

Veterans

02.05.2024 By Kia McCallister-Young

VA Home Buying Process for Veterans

As a veteran, you have access to the VA loan which can help you purchase a home with favorable loan terms and at a rate of interest that is typically lower than conventional loans. Here are the steps to follow when buying a home with a VA-backed loan:

Holiday

11.07.2023 By Amy Miller, AFC®

10 Cheap or Free Holiday Activities

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are one of the happiest seasons for many of us….and can quickly become the most costly. On average, Americans spend around $1800 on gifts, travel, food, and events from November – January each year.

Saving For Major Milestones

09.01.2023 By AAFMAA

Saving for Major Milestones

Major milestones — events that mark a turning point in your life — often require additional expenses or signify a change in your financial circumstances. To avoid any issues, you should anticipate how milestones will impact your bottom line and create a plan to deal with those additional costs. In fact, saving for major milestones is a sound strategy to include in your overall financial planning.

Emergency Savings

08.16.2023 By AAFMAA

How to Save for an Emergency

One thing all Veterans have in common is knowing how to be prepared for unexpected events. Sometimes, being prepared means having enough cash on hand to get you through any adverse situation without resorting to loans or incurring credit card debt — whether it be an unexpected (and expensive) car repair or medical bills or even a natural disaster. Having an emergency fund is essential to your preparedness for facing life’s financial surprises head-on.

06.21.2023 By AAFMAA

Legacy Planning — It’s for Everyone

There is a common misconception that legacy planning is for the extremely wealthy. But what is “wealthy?” Everyone's assessment of what constitutes wealth is different, and everyone has their own version of what it means to leave a legacy behind.

Homeownership

By Krystel Spell

6 Money Saving Reasons You Should Use the VA Loan When Buying A Home

The VA loan program is a great benefit of military service that provides many money saving options and empowers Veterans to achieve their dreams of homeownership.

Homeownership

05.30.2023 By Krystel Spell

Finding the Right Lender for Veteran Home Buyers

Embarking on the path to homeownership is an exciting endeavor for anyone, but finding the right lender is important. With unique challenges and benefits specific to the Veteran community, it's essential to partner with a lender who understands your needs and can guide you through the process.

Our Partners

        

Partner spotlight

06.07.2024 By Walmart

Walmart

Our goal is to support veterans and military families during their service and beyond. That’s how we’ve built a culture where veterans feel they belong, with benefits for their well-being and an understanding that the skills gained in service can transfer to any job out there.

04.24.2023 By VBBP

Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP)

Veterans and their beneficiaries have more options for receiving VA benefits via direct deposit, as well as access to financial services at participating banks and credit unions.

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Veteran Saves is a program of America Saves and sister program to Military Saves. Our mission is to increases the financial confidence and well-being of American Veterans and transitioning service members so that they can save successfully, reduce debt, and build wealth.

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