LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Force Federal Credit Union is offering free financial education tools and services for Military Saves Week to help military service members and their families achieve their financial goals. Part of America Saves Week, the credit union's events are designed to encourage and equip members of the community to succeed in building their savings and managing their finances.
"Air Force FCU's Military Saves Week offerings reflect its commitment to the military and to educating its members about smart money management," said Stephanie Barbaran, senior editor for GOBankingRates. "This is a great example of how the credit union serves its community in creative and effective ways."
In addition to the financial classes and workshops that Air Force FCU offers year-round, the credit union is offering the following events during Military Saves Week, which runs February 22 through 27:
- Numerous financial workshops at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for all service members and their families
- A free webinar and e-book on credit building and debt payment
- Educational Twitter chats on teaching kids about money (#youthsaves), credit building, debt payment and saving under financial hardship (#morecents)
- A credit-building workshop for employees
Learn more about the financial workshops and additional education opportunities at
"Military Saves Week is all about taking financial action," said America Saves Director Nancy Register. "Air Force FCU's initiative at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland provides trainees, service members and their families with the knowledge and tools they need to take that action. From planning for retirement to creating a budget to building credit, Air Force FCU lays the foundation for successful saving for years to come."
Additionally this year, Air Force FCU is offering a one-year Military Saves Certificate that earns 3.00% APY to 3.20% APY with an opening deposit of only $5, and additional deposits are allowed so long as the maximum balance does not exceed $5,000.
The product is available to active-duty military, National Guardsmen and reservists. The additional 0.20% yield is available to Air Force FCU members who have both an existing loan as well as a checking account with direct deposit with the credit union.
Learn more about the Military Saves Certificate at
About Military Saves Week
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 individuals to assess their own saving status.
About Air Force FCU
Air Force FCU serves the diverse needs of over 41,000 members worldwide with a full array of financial services and the strength of more than $364 million in assets. The credit union serves service members from all branches of the military, Department of Defense, National Guard and their families. For additional information about Air Force FCU, visit www.airforcefcu.com.
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Connie Lundegard, Media Relations