Tennessee Saves

Across Tennessee, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Tennessee Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending, and taking control of their financial future. University of Tennessee Extension, working with other state and national organizational partners can show you how to develop a savings strategy and take one step at a time. So don’t wait any longer!

Take the Tennessee Saves Pledge


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!

Dena Wise
Family & Consumer Sciences, University of Tennessee
2621 Morgan Circle, 218 Morgan Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-4512
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email)
(865)974-8198 (phone) - (865)974-5370 (fax)

 

Our Partners

State, Regional, and Local Partners

National Partners

 

RSS Recent Blog Entries View all »

Tennessee Saves


Partner Resource Packet

Want to share savings messages?

Our Partner Resources Packets include blog, social media, and other content.

View the latest

Tip of the Day

  • Fourth saving strategy: Save automatically through a monthly transfer from checking to savings http://ow.ly/sj3vP

Share Your Tip or Story

And if we feature you in our newsletter, you get $25.

Share

Saver Tips and Stories View all »

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.

Read more...

Saving With My Boys

When Kelly was a kid, she loved the picture book A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. In the story, a little girl lives in an apartment with her mother and grandmother. The little girl’s mother is a waitress and sole provider for their family. Together the family saves money by putting their change in a giant jar every day. They are saving for a big cushy chair for the little girl’s hard-working mother. Together with patience and diligence, they buy the mother a very comfy chair.

Read more...

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.”

Read more...