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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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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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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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