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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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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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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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  • Five Tips to Help You Save Money During Open Enrollment

    It’s that time of year again! Yes, the holiday season is here, but it’s also open enrollment season. That means it’s the time of year where you review your employee health benefits and make changes, or keep things just as they are if they are working for you. While it may seem daunting to take the time to review your health plan, it is important to make sure you are getting the most out of your health benefits, and possibly even save yourself some money.

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  • 7 Ways to Avoid Scams

    In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week, America Saves shares seven tips from Military Consumer on how to avoid falling prey to scams. 

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  • Creating a Budget and Sticking to It

    Looking to get serious about saving? Then creating a budget should be your first step. After all, how can you save if you don’t know where all of your money is going?

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  • Time is on your side, millennials!

    By Madalyn Pemberton, America Saves Communications Associate and Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications Strategist & Outreach Manager, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Foundation Fellow

    While childhood, school years, and first jobs may have seemed to pass in the blink of an eye, retirement might still feel like a lifetime away for millennials. And while it’s definitely far off in the future, compound interest means you can never start saving too early for such long-term savings goals –  it can give you a huge boost up.

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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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Getting Out of Debt

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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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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