U.S. Bank Supports Military Saves Week with New Military Financial Education Course
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Bank is celebrating Military Saves Week through March 1 with the introduction of the Military Financial Education Course, a free digital program that provides active military members with critical financial wellness skills.
“EverFi and U.S. Bank have worked together since 2011 to bring critical financial literacy education to students across the country”
“The U.S. Bank team is excited to celebrate Military Saves Week,” said Erica Opstad, vice president of the Office of Corporate Citizenship & Financial Education at U.S. Bank. “It is a key next step in our continued commitment to provide military members and their families with meaningful resources and support.”
U.S. Bank has partnered with EverFi, a leading education technology company, to produce the Military Financial Education Course. The curriculum will focus on educating active duty military members on financial steps that can be taken to help them prepare for deployment, save for their return and beyond, and plan for a successful transition back to civilian life. In addition, the course covers other critical topics such as savings and investing, identity protection, mortgages, and financing higher education.
“EverFi and U.S. Bank have worked together since 2011 to bring critical financial literacy education to students across the country,” said Tom Davidson, founder and chief executive officer of EverFi. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to extend our impact to U.S. Bank customers and active duty military members and empower them with critical financial skills.”
Military Saves is a nationwide initiative in which a broad coalition of nonprofit, financial institutions, corporate and government groups help individuals, service members and all families save and build wealth. Although the campaign runs throughout the year, February 24 to March 1 is designated as Military Saves Week to give the ongoing campaign an extra push.
U.S. Bank customers can visit www.usbank.com/military to complete the Military Financial Education Course as part of the free financial education U.S. Bank offers to military service members. Please visit www.militarysaves.org for more information on Military Saves Week and the Military Saves Campaign.
About Military Saves
Military Saves is part of the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign and has been a partner with the Department of Defense since 2003. Military Saves is a social marketing campaign to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families to save money every month, and to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. Military Saves is a part of America Saves, the larger nationwide campaign for all Americans. Military Saves encourages all service members, their families, and civilian employees to take the Military Saves Pledge.
About EverFi, Inc.
EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying students and adults in the critical skills they need for life. Together, EverFi and U.S. Bank have brought financial literacy programs to over 10,000 students in schools across the country since 2011. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter founder Evan Williams, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and Rethink Education. Learn more at www.everfi.com.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $364 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,081 banking offices in 25 states and 4,906 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.