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.

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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. 

 

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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Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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