Duke/Durham Saves

Duke/Durham Saves is a local initiative dedicated to promoting savings and financial awareness both on Duke's campus and in the local Durham community. Through resources and specialized savings accounts with our partner financial institutions, Duke/Durham Saves believes that anyone can build wealth by developing positive spending and saving habits. In addition, we partner with many local not for profits and other organizations with similar ideals to maximize impact on the community. So don't wait any longer...

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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:

Duke Financial Economics Center

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Steven Blaser, Executive Director
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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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Our Partner Resources Packets include a guest post, social media content, and more.

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


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  • Putting aside fifty cents a day will allow you to #save nearly $500. 

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Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.


Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”


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!