Tennessee Saves - Chattanooga

Join thousands of people across the state and nation who want to build a secure financial future for themselves. Tennessee offers several ways to do this:

  • Become a American/Tennessee Saver by setting a goal to save money or reduce debt. Click here to start saving. We don’t ask for personal information tied to financial institutions.
  • Attend our free local workshops and events that provide motivation and education to help people reach their goals. Anyone is eligible to participate. Keep abreast of activities by “Liking” us on Facebook
  • Contact us to schedule a class for your group (worksite, church, school, non-profit, civic group, etc.). Call the University of Tennessee Extension in Hamilton County at (423) 855-6113 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Become a Tennessee Saves partner or community volunteer- help motivate and teach youth and adults to develop sound money habits.
  • Check out the resources links for free financial planning forms and information.

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Check out these resources to learn more:

America Saves
Great savings tools and links to national partners. http://www.americasaves.org

Family & Consumer Sciences
Download free University of Tennessee Extension publication on money, nutrition, family, gardening, etc: utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/pages/default.aspx

Find educational information on a variety of subjects including the Ask an Expert. http://www.extension.org/peronal_finance

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!

University of Tennessee Extension - Hamilton County
(423)855-6113, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Volume 15, Issue 4 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published.

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Partner Resource Packet

Want to share savings messages?

Our Partner Resources Packets include a guest post, social media content, and more.

Current Theme: Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities and Their Families


Tip of the Day

  • Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Challenging Herself to Save

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.


Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!


Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”