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: http://www.ca.uky.edu/county

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  • Six Fun Ways to Save as a Family

    By Janet Alvarez, Wisebread.com

     

    Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to help and contribute to a financial goal doesn’t have to be a painful process, especially when the result is an exciting vacation, a car, or college savings. In the spirit of America Saves Week, I’ll share some ideas on how to save as a family for all those items and bucket-list experiences.

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  • #ImSavingFor Winner Story

    America Saves awarded one lucky saver, Pedram R. from California, $500 for sharing his #ImSavingFor story. Pedram said, “Saving is important to me because it proves I am not willing to buy unnecessary things to please others or to be perceived as successful.”

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  • Shop Smart to Save More

    Shopping. Is it a chore? Is it a fun challenge to find the best price for whatever item(s) are on our list? Regardless of how you view shopping, the strategies below may help you shop smarter, so you can put more into your savings account.  

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  • Two Illinois Women Win $10,000 Each by Sharing Their Resilience and Choosing to Save

    Commonwealth and America Saves are thrilled to announce Esmeralda and Crystal, both of Illinois, as the winners of $10,000 each in the 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Photo Contest. Esmeralda and Crystal set out to save part of their income tax refunds this year. With the help of SaveYourRefund they were able to turn the tax-time savings moment into a fresh start on a new financial path.

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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.”

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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.

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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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