Save Up Program

 
$310
$24,690
Raised
Remaining
Sep 11, 2012

Saving money is a good habit to have!

Latonya sharing her knowledge
Latonya sharing her knowledge

Ms. LaTonya purchased her first home in 2006 as a participant in the Save Up. Since then she has purchased a car, computer, made several home improvements and now her daughter is in college a year earlier than expected. Ms. LaTonya also went back to school and completed her undergraduate degree so that she could get a better position to support her family.   When asked how she was able to do this, she shares that it was the financial literacy tools and skills that she gained in the Save Up program.  She started saving only $25.00 a month and then 10% of her total income and now she proudly boasts that she is saving 15% of income each pay period and proudly admits that it has become a habit.  She has shared the skills that she learned not only with her family members but also with her co-workers and who ever asks her "How are you able to do so much ?".

Ms. LaTonya convincingly shares that saving money is something that she things about first before making any type of purchase - from food, to cloths and major purchases.  Credit is only used if absolutely necessary.  So as you can see an investment in the Save Up program is an investment in helping families to make better choices for the rest of their lives.

Latonya
Latonya's home
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Project Leader

Aimee Burnwatt

Memphis, Tennessee United States

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Map of Save Up Program