As part of Military Saves Week 2013, which takes place from February 25 – March 2, the Military Line program offered by the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is spreading the saving theme and urging all servicemembers and military communities to participate and take theMilitary Saves pledge.
“Military Saves Week is a wonderful opportunity to help servicemembers and their families in our communities set a goal, make a plan and save automatically,” said Vicki Lokken-Paverud, Military Program Coordinator for the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota.
As a lead-in to Military Saves Week, the BBB is participating in a Financial Information Fair at the Grand Forks Air Force Base today. BBB Military Line will also be offering two workshops – “Avoiding Scams and ID Theft” and “Smart Consumer” – this evening in Fargo for the Air National Guard. In addition, the BBB will be providing online support for Military Saves Week activities throughout next week.
Since 2004, the BBB Military Line program has provided free resources to military communities across the U.S. in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection. The BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota launched a local Military Line program in May of last year, joining 27 other BBBs who offer this service. It offers free onsite trainings and counseling for servicemembers throughout Minnesota and North Dakota, and provides tips and resources at military expos and job fairs.
Military Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the Consumer Federation of America in partnership with the Department of Defense. The week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for servicemembers to assess their own savings status. Learn more at militarysaves.org, bbb.org, or by calling 651-694-2428.