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!
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:
- Get Out of Debt
- Save for a Home
- Save on Auto Purchases
- Save for Emergencies
- Save for Retirement
- Save for Education
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State, Regional, and Local Partners
- Consumer Credit Counseling Service
- Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta (Nashville)
- Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis (Memphis)
- Tennessee Alliance for Financial Independence
- Tennessee Credit Union League
- Tennessee Dept. of Financial Institutions
- Tennessee Housing Development Agency
- Tennessee JumpStart Coalition
- Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association
- Tennessee Vulnerable Adult's Coalition
- The University of Tennessee Extension Family and Consumer Sciences
- American Association of Retired Persons
- American Bankers Association
- America Saves
- American Savings Education Council
- Credit Union National Associates
- CSREES Financial Security in Later Life
- eXtension Personal Finance
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
- National Endowment for Financial Education
- The United Way
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