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America Saves Promotes Home Ownership

  • Learn why America Saves promotes home ownership as the main path to personal wealth. 

How to Save for a Larger Down Payment

  • The larger your down payment, the lower your home loan payment. Learn more about the best way to save for a larger down payment. 

Strategies for Building and Preserving Home Equity

  • How to prepare yourself financially for buying and keeping a home.

Estimate Your Current and Future Home Wealth

  • How much wealth does your home represent now? How much wealth can you expect to build through your home in the future?

Frequently Used Terms

  • What do all those home buying terms really mean? The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides an in-depth glossary of the most used home buying terms.

About Mortgages

  • Find out about the mortgage process, current mortgage rates, and saving for a larger downpayment. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are great sources for information about home buying and the mortgage process. Click here for Current Mortgage Rates.

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Tip of the Day

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From Overwhelmed to In Control

In 2017 Debi felt overwhelmed. Her credit cards were maxed, and she wasn't exactly sure how to handle it. When asked how her credit issues started, her answer sounded like many Savers that we've spoken to: making too many impulse purchases. “I was driven by feelings like ‘That sounds good,’ or ‘I am too tired to cook.’” Then she attended a university extension program that introduced her to America Saves. That’s where she heard the tip that set her on her savings journey - stop accumulating debt.

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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#ImSavingFor Winner Story

America Saves awarded one lucky saver, Pedram R. from California, $750 for sharing his #ImSavingFor story. Pedram said, “Saving is important to me because it proves I am not willing to buy unnecessary things to please others or to be perceived as successful.”

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