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Everyone can save! Many Iowans just like you have joined Iowa Saves to get started. Start small, think big! From setting financial goals to tracking your spending, take control of your financial future and build a nest egg. Let us help! We provide savings tips, free classes, and much more... So don't wait any longer...

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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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Iowa Saves offers many programs for you:

  • Teachers...get a savings lesson and free piggy banks for class
  • Trainers...take a "train-the-trainer" workshop
  • Savers...meet with a financial coach

 

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  • 5 Easy Steps to Tackle Your Debt While Saving

    Debt can be a heavy weight on your finances. It can hinder your spending in the short term and cause your savings to fall far behind in the long term. Fortunately, by making a few financially savvy decisions, it’s not impossible to pay off debt while contributing regularly to your savings.

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  • Most Americans Don’t Have Enough Savings

    Do you have enough savings to cover an emergency? If not, you’re among the 71 percent of people that don’t have enough set aside to cover six months’ worth of expenses. Having money set aside for unplanned expenses is essential, but, according to the Bankrate survey released in June, only 29 percent of adults say they have a large savings account.

    Here are three easy ways to jump start your emergency savings fund.

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  • How to Save this Summer

    Hope you're having a wonderful Fourth of July holiday week! With summer comes warm weather and sunny beaches. The turn of the season is also a great chance to give your finances a fresh start. Here are five steps to boost your savings this summer. 

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  • Summer Solstice Financial Checkup

    By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

    We're closing in on the longest day of the year. To celebrate the annual halfway mark, some people wear flowers in their hair and dance in the shadow of Stonehenge. Others run solstice marathons by the light of the midnight sun.

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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.

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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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