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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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  • Putting aside fifty cents a day will allow you to #save nearly $500. 

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Challenging Herself to Save

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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Meet Esmeralda: 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner

“I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal.” 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner Esmeralda says that savings has always been about achieving self-sufficiency amidst tremendous adversity. “It’s hard to pay myself first,” says Esmeralda, particularly when you have to anticipate emergency expenses like a broken down car.

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Another Dream Realized

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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