Alabama Saves

All across Alabama people just like you are proving that you can “start small and think big.” Alabamians are paying off debts and saving to reach their financial goals. The Alabama Saves website is your resource for tips and tools to help you set goals, make plans, and start saving. So what are you waiting for? Take financial action today! “Start small, think big” and make your dreams a reality.

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About Alabama Saves

Our Purpose

The Alabama Saves Campaign strives to encourage and assist individuals in reaching their financial goals by providing educational resources on saving, debt reduction and related topics that promote financial stability and wealth building.

Savings Resources

Alabama Saves Coalition

The Alabama Saves campaign was established on February 16, 2010 in a ceremony at the Alabama State Capitol. The campaign is coordinated by the Regions Institute for Financial Education in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and implemented through a statewide coalition of organizations and agencies.

Alabama Saves Coalition Members

Alabama Asset Building Coalition
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama Homemakers and Community Leaders
Alabama JumpStart
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Iota Mu Omega Chapter
Auburn University Federal Credit Union
Auburn University Montgomery
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Alabama Office
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Alabama Office
Gateway Consumer Credit Counseling of Central Alabama
Regions Bank
RSVP of Mobile County
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Alabama Office
U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Alabama Office
U.S. Small Business Administration, Mobile Office
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Contact Us


Stephanie Yates, Ph.D. Office: 205-934-8893, Cell: 205-382-5775, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or


Wherever you are in Alabama, the Regions Institute for Financial Education can conduct educational programs to help Savers start saving and stay on track toward their goals. Contact us to participate in an educational program and to enroll in Alabama Saves.



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Volume 15, Issue 4 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published.

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Partner Resource Packet

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Current Theme: Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities and Their Families


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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.


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.


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.