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Pillars of Personal Financial Success – Using Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) to Save Money

part 7 of an 8-part series

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) services are available at every military installation.  You might be surprised that even at a small installation, there can be a very robust MWR program.  In fact, I bet you don’t even know half of the activities, supplies, tools, resources, and benefits that your MWR program has to offer.  Did you know that your trip to the Commissary, Exchange, and other facilities on your installation will help fund these programs?

Finding out more about what the MWR program at your installation has to offer can definitely save you money.  From planned trips and activities (which can be really amazing overseas) to renting chairs and tables from Outdoor Recreation for your next get together, the savings are passed down to you.  Find out more about your installation’s MWR program and see how you can save money and have some fun!

Click here to see Military OneSource brochure about MWR programs within each Service.

The Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) through their Member Banks support local MWR programs at military installations all over the world.

Below are parts 1 – 6 in this blog series on the Pillars of Personal Financial Success

Part 1: Pillars of Personal Financial Success – Tips for Everyone to Maintain or Build Good Credit

Part 2: Pillars of Personal Financial Success – Tips to Achieve Financial Stability

Part 3: Pillars of Personal Financial Success – 3 Tips to Help you Commit to Routine Savings

Part 4: Pillars of Personal Financial Success – Save Using the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and the Savings Deposit Program (SDP)

Part 5: Pillars of Personal Financial Success – Enrolling in the Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI)

Part 6: Pillars of Personal Financial Success – Why You Should Know More about Low Interest Loans and How They Can Save You Money 

Stay tuned the next blog in our series: Preserving and Protecting Your Security Clearance

By: Andia Dinesen, AFC®
VP Communications and Operations
Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA)