Alaska Saves

Across Alaska people just like you are proving you can start small and think big. Alaska Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. These tips and tools can help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. So what are you waiting for?

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Join us at the Financial Fitness Fair and Secure Your ID Day for great workshops and information!

Financial Fitness Fair

 

Local Resources

Financial Education Career Building Health Care
Money Management International YWCA Alaska--Economic Empowerment UAA Dental Clinics
YWCA Alaska--Economic Empowerment Alaska Works Initiative  YWCA Alaska--Wellness
Better Business Bureau  Statewide Independent Living Council of Alaska Get Covered Alaska 
Military SAVES  Nine Star Education& Employment Services

General

Army Gold
 

Army OneSource 

Spirit of Alaska Society of Smart Youth    
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education    

 

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Financial Partners

Click on the logos below to learn more about our bank and credit union partners.

CU1         Tongass FCU

                                    Spirit of Alaska FCU    KeyBank  


Learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit and use it to save!

EITC

Savings Strategies:

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:

 


Contact us!

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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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Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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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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