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

Okaloosa Saves Resources

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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  • 4 Steps to Spending Your Stimulus Check Wisely When You Don't Have An Emergency Fund

    Most Americans don't have an emergency fund. While we're all experiencing this pandemic very differently — some having only minor inconveniences and others finding themselves without a job or having to close their business — those without a savings cushion are vulnerable to feeling the ramifications of COVID-19 for a very long time.

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  • Pantry Shopping and Meal Planning Preparation Tips

    With experts telling Americans to practice social distancing and to be ready for a possible 14-day self-quarantine one of our first concerns is food. How do we shop and prepare for 14 days worth of meals? Equally important are concerns about shopping without overbuying and staying on a budget.

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  • 7 Free Family Fun Ideas to Try While Sheltering in Place

    Just a few weeks ago it’s possible that we felt time escaped us. As closings from the COVID-19 pandemic force people to stay in their homes, we are reunited with our time, but may struggle to find exciting and interesting ways to spend it.

    No worries! We’re sharing a list of seven free activities to enjoy with your family while social distancing.

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  • Where To Get Financial Help During The COVID-19 Crisis

    Over the past several weeks, as the COVID-19 global pandemic has spread, so has the need for resources and emergency aid. Each hour brings with it new developments, announcements, and changes, making it hard to keep up or know exactly where to reach out in the event you need assistance.

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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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Saving for a Bright Future

Kristin Hendricks, a single mother from Texas, understands the importance of saving money and following a tight budget. She decided to make saving money a priority when she gave birth to her son.

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Put 20 Percent Away

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

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