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.

 


 Contact Us

Stephanie Yates, Ph.D.  

                                                

Office: 205-934-8857       Cell: 205-382-5775         Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Office: 205-934-8893       Email: 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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Alabama Saves Coalition Members

Alabama Asset Building Coalition


  

Alabama Extension

 

   

Alabama Homemakers and Community Leaders

 

  

Alabama Jump$tart Coalition

 

  

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

 

      

Auburn University Federal Credit Union

 

     

Auburn University at Montgomery 

 

         

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

 

    

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

         

Gateway Family Solutions

 

         

Regions Bank

 

  

RSVP: Lead with Experience

 

          

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

   

Alabama Department of Revenue

 

U.S. Small Business Administration

 

 

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    It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses. 

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    With experts telling Americans to practice social distancing and to be ready for a possible 14-day self-quarantine one of our first concerns is food. How do we shop and prepare for 14 days worth of meals? Equally important are concerns about shopping without overbuying and staying on a budget.

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    No worries! We’re sharing a list of seven free activities to enjoy with your family while social distancing.

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The Gift of Homeownership

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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Don’t Laugh at Saving Spare Change

Virginia Saves saver, Brittany, decided to start saving again when she became a single mother. She thinks many women, and men, can relate.

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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