Kentucky Saves

One of the most important things you can learn in life is how to save money. It's the first step to getting where you want to be. Anyone can do it. You just have to put your mind to it. Once you start, it gets easier and easier and before you know it, you're on your way to making your dreams a reality.

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You Don't Have To Go It Alone

Becoming a Kentucky Saves member, grants access to our set of tools and timely information, but more importantly, connects you with a support system you can rely on as you navigate a course for savings success. We are coach, cheerleader and team -all in one. Guidance from financial professionals will help you set goals, make informed decisions and track your progress. You can interact with other member savers. learn from their experiences and exchange money-saving ideas. And you'll always have a source to keep you focused, motivated and saving!

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!

Jeanne R. Davis
Regional Program & Development Coordinator
Administration-Cooperative Extension Service
UK Research and Education Center
Phone: (270) 365-7541 Ext. 220
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Jennifer Hunter
Assistant Extension Professor, Family Financial Management
University of Kentucky, Department of Family Studies
Phone: (859) 257-3290
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Katie Keith
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-2097
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About Us

Kentucky Saves is a statewide campaign involving more than 1,000 non-profit, government and corporate groups that encourages individuals and families to save money and build personal wealth. We provide free financial tools, savings services, advice and resources that help Americans from every income level take the steps needed to take charge of their finances and manage money more effectively. By inspiring a strong savings ethic in people, we can improve the financial health of our schools and businesses, our communities and our nation.

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service provides research based educational programs to all 120 counties in Kentucky. Cooperative Extension agents work with families, children, individuals, communities, farmers, and consumers. To learn more about the services and educational programs provided by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office, please contact your local extension office or visit the map of Kentucky and find your county information:

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


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  • To minimize interest charges, limit credit card purchases to those you can pay off in full at the end of the month. In the end you'll have more for emergency savings.

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Learning to Save

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.


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.


Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.