Welcome to Alabama Saves

All across Alabama people just like you are proving that you don’t have to be rich to build wealth. As members of Alabama Saves, they are paying off debts and saving to reach their financial goals.  The Alabama Saves website is your resource for tips and tools to help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. So what are you waiting for? Take financial action in your life! Join Alabama Saves today!

About Alabama Saves

Our Purpose

The Alabama Saves Campaign strives to encourage and assist citizens in building wealth through a consistent long-term saving and debt reduction program. This is accomplished by providing encouragement and educational resources to support Alabamians in their efforts to reduce debt, increase savings and achieve financial security.Alabama Saves

Alabama Saves Partners kick off the campaign at an inaugural event held at the Alabama State Capitol.

Savings Resources

Personal finance articles, tools and Ask an Expert

Money Management Calendar

Records and Important Papers Publication

101 Ways to Save Money

Savings Tips

Saving Tips and Resources for Adults Ages 25-34

Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Retirement


We want to hear your savings tips & stories!

Share your experience

Piggy Banks

Alabama Saves Coalition

The Alabama Saves campaign was established on February 16, 2010 in a ceremony at the Alabama State Capitol. The campaign is coordinated by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and implemented through a statewide coalition of organizations and agencies.

Alabama Saves Coalition Members

Alabama Asset Building Coalition
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama Homemakers and Community Leaders
Alabama JumpStart
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Iota Mu Omega Chapter
Auburn University Federal Credit Union
Auburn University Montgomery
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Alabama Office
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Alabama Office

Gateway Consumer Credit Counseling of Central Alabama
Regions Bank
Remtech, Inc.
RSVP of Mobile County
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Alabama Office
U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Alabama Office
U.S. Small Business Administration, Mobile Office
Volunteer Mobile





Contact Us

State Contacts

Carol Centrallo, Ph.D. Office: 334-844-1325, Cell: 334-740-9583, centrcb@auburn.edu or

Isaac Chappell, Regional Extension Agent, Cell: 256-452-0557, chappib@aces.edu


Regional Contacts

Wherever you are in Alabama, there is a Regional Extension Agent near you that conducts educational programs to help Savers start saving and stay on track toward their goals.  Contact the agent nearest you to participate in an educational program and to enroll in Alabama Saves.

Ruth Brock
Phone: 205-612-4066, Email: brockru@aces.edu
Counties: Blount, Cullman, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker

Isaac Chappell
Phone: 256-452-0557, Email: chappib@aces.edu
Counties: Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega, and Tallapoosa

Sharon Golden
Phone: 205-310-0698, Email: gilbese@aces.edu
Counties: Autauga, Bibb, Butler, Chilton, Dallas, Lowndes, Perry, and Wilcox

Wil Golden
Phone: 334-566-0985, Email: goldewj@aces.edu
Counties: Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Pike

Theresa Jones
Phone: 256-509-5908, Email: rosscth@aces.edu
Counties: Cherokee, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan

Lovie Parks
Phone: 205-331-8331, Email: burrell@aces.edu
Counties: Choctaw, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa

Diana Simpson
Phone: 334-750-8779, Email: dgs0007@auburn.edu
Counties: Barbour, Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, and Russell

Lelia Wissert
Phone: 256-366-9747, wisselc@aces.edu
Counties: Colbert, Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion, and Winston

Rick Zapata
Phone: 334-703-2276, rrz0001@aces.edu
Counties: Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington


Visit the Alabama Cooperative Extension website at: www.aces.edu



Benefits of Enrolling

  • Free quarterly subscription to American Saver newsletter
  • Free monthly e-mail newsletters with savings advice from national experts
  • Free access to our members-only Savers Tracking Tool to help you reach your goals
  • Free local money management educational programs.


American Saver Newsletter

Provides information and tips to help you accomplish your savings goal!

Saving 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:

Get out of debt

Save for a Home

Save on Auto Purchases

Save for Emergencies

Save at Work


America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
and is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. CFA thanks Capital One
for its generous in-kind contribution of design expertise for this website.