Florida Saves

Take the Florida Saves Pledge

All across Florida, people just like you are proving that you don't have to be rich to build wealth. As members of Florida Saves, they are paying off their debts and saving to reach their financial goals. We can help with tips and tools to help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. So what are you waiting for? Join Florida Saves today and start making your dreams a reality!

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:

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Taylor Spangler

Florida Saves Campaign Coordinator
Florida Master Money Mentor State Coordinator
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Michael S. Gutter, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Extension & State Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development, Families and Communities
UF/IFAS Extension
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