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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

  • Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Learning to Save

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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