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CFO Atwater Highlights Military Saves Week

2/26/2015

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As part of Military Saves Week 2015, observed February 23-28, CFO Jeff Atwater reiterates his support for Florida’s active duty service members and veterans, and today released video testimonials of military members sharing their strategies for securing a solid financial future. Service members and their families are encouraged to view these testimonials, and begin now to implement the saving and budgeting strategies that work best for them.

“We are highlighting members of Florida’s military community who have used innovative and creative techniques to reach their savings goals,” said CFO Jeff Atwater. “We commend these service members and veterans for taking the first steps to save, and hope their stories will inspire others to begin saving for their future.”

Recognizing Military Saves Week, a component of America Saves Week and Florida Saves Week, allows for the opportunity to re-share Financial Frontlines. Launched in 2013, Financial Frontlines is an online initiative that provides information to help Florida’s military families fight against financial fraud and debt, and resources to help them navigate the unique challenges members of the military may face while serving and as they transition to civilian life.

Florida is home to more than 65,000 active duty service personnel and more than 1.5 million veterans. Visit the Department’s Financial Frontlines website for resources designed to help service members with the necessary information to make sound financial decisions.
 
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).