How to Avoid Holiday Overspending

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How to use the envelope budget system

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How We Did It – A Financial Freedom Story

Tammy G. Bruzon · 19 July 2018

Keeping Track of What You Spend and Budgeting

Katie Bryan · 19 July 2018

Manage your money better with three basic steps

Tammy G. Bruzon · 19 July 2018

New Year, New You, and a Renewed Budget!

Madalyn Pemberton · 19 July 2018

Save Just 1% More This Year

Administrator2 · 19 July 2018

Saving on a Tight Budget

Katie Bryan · 19 July 2018

Should You Consider an Extended Warranty?

Tammy G. Bruzon · 19 July 2018

The (Budget-Friendly) Joy of Gift Giving

Madalyn Pemberton · 19 July 2018

Valentine's Day Hacks to Save You Money

Darlene Aderoju · 19 July 2018

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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.

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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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.”

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