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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  • 5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Save At Home

    We start kids young with almost everything— sports, school, so why not saving? We are always looking for new ways to #ThinkLikeASaver in the America Saves community. The earlier that you have a positive mindset around saving, the easier it is to save successfully as an adult.

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  • Creating a budget for your family

    It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses. 

    We’ve created an easy to use, but thorough, Spending and Saving Plan tool to use. Before you get started, here are some tips to help you #ThinkLikeASaver, ensuring that your money is working smarter and harder for you.

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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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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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Story of an Urban Professional

Elaine was inspired to create a new savings goal and plan with the America Saves Pledge after reading the “The Color of Money” column in The Washington Post by Michelle Singletary.

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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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