Okaloosa Saves

All across Okaloosa County, people just like you are proving that you don't have to be rich to build wealth. As members of Okaloosa Saves, they are paying off their debts, and saving to reach their financial goals. We can help, with tips and tools to help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. So what are you waiting for? Start making your dreams a reality!

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3098 Airport Rd. Crestview, FL 32539
Phone: (850) 689-5850

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Okaloosa Saves is part of America Saves and is coordinated by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension-Okaloosa County.

*Additional funding and support provided by: America Saves, Eglin Federal Credit Union, First City Bank, Beach Community Bank, IFAS Extension of the University of Florida, Cumulus, Next Stop Paradise Real Estate of Keller Williams, First Bank, Creative Solutions, Gulf Power

 

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  • Coping With the Cost of Caregiving

    This article is provided by AARP. 

    No matter where you work or what you do for a living, balancing work and family can be tough. But when the question of money comes into play, both can get even trickier. The fact is, financial advice for working families tends to focus on the cost of raising children, rather than the costs of caring for aging loved ones or family members with disabilities in need of long-term care.

    One in eight Americans provides care for a loved one facing illness, a

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  • How to Select the Best Health Insurance for You

    With open enrollment season comes cold calls from insurance companies and unsolicited voicemail ads. But it’s also your annual chance to revisit your employer benefits to determine which coverage is best for you and get the biggest bang for your buck. Here are some pointers to keep in mind while you select your benefits package for next year so you can have optimal coverage for yourself and your dependents.

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  • How to Know If You Have Enough Money to Retire

    By Lauren Minches, Actuary, Blueprint Income

    Retirement has become more complicated ever since employers stopped offering traditional pensions. Even worse, there’s an endless barrage of products, advertisements, and commercials trying to “help” you get ready for retirement. There’s enough advice floating around to create thousands of different retirements.

    Before deciding which product, investments, or plan is right, you should understand the basic principles and math behind a successful retirement. So here they are…

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  • Should You Invest If You’re In Debt?

    Information for this article was provided by Chime.

    Investing in the stock market can be an effective strategy to improve your economic well-being, but it’s not always the most straightforward—especially, when debt comes into play. Whether you’re paying off student loans or still making payments on a mortgage you took out a decade ago, the simple truth is that most of us carry some form of debt. This undoubtedly adds another layer of complexity to financial decisions, and begs the question: should you invest if you have debt?

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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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Taking Back Control Over Finances

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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