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All across America, people just like you are proving that building wealth isn't just for the rich. Members of America Saves are reducing their debts and increasing their savings to reach financial goals. Montana Saves will connect you to tips, tools and resources to help you set and achieve your goals.

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Give Yourself a Fresh Financial Start This Summer

Did you know the average vacation expense per person in the United States is $1,145? That’s over $4,500 for a family of four, according to America Express.

If you’re planning a dream vacation this summer, or working towards a different savings goal, let the first day of summer be your fresh start. Make a plan to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. So when it’s time to pay for that vacation, you’re not taking on more debt, or squeezing another budget category.

It all starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal, because those with a plan are twice as likely to save successfully. So let’s get started.

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Resources for Savers

  1. Creative Techniques for Finding Money to Save
  2. Solid Finances
  3. MSU Extension Family Economics
  4. MSU Extension Savings and Investing Publications
  5. MSU Extension Grab and Go Programs:
  6. Choose to Save www.choosetosave.org
  7. Montana Financial Resource Education Database (FRED)

Contact Us

Joel Schumacher
Montana Saves Campaign Coordinator
MSU Extension
P.O. Box 172800
Bozeman, MT 59717-2800
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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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Another Dream Realized

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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