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All across America, people just like you are proving that building wealth isn't just for the rich. Members of America Saves are reducing their debts and increasing their savings to reach financial goals. Montana Saves will connect you to tips, tools and resources to help you set and achieve your goals.

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Give Yourself a Fresh Financial Start This Summer

Did you know the average vacation expense per person in the United States is $1,145? That’s over $4,500 for a family of four, according to America Express.

If you’re planning a dream vacation this summer, or working towards a different savings goal, let the first day of summer be your fresh start. Make a plan to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. So when it’s time to pay for that vacation, you’re not taking on more debt, or squeezing another budget category.

It all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal, because those with a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. So let’s get started.

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Resources for Savers

  1. Creative Techniques for Finding Money to Save
  2. Solid Finances
  3. MSU Extension Family Economics
  4. MSU Extension Savings and Investing Publications
  5. MSU Extension Grab and Go Programs:
  6. Choose to Save www.choosetosave.org
  7. Montana Financial Resource Education Database (FRED)

Contact Us

Joel Schumacher
Montana Saves Campaign Coordinator
MSU Extension
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800
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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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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.

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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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