Upcoming Events from Local America Saves Campaigns

October 19, 2011

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Manager

Did you know that there are over 50 local America Saves campaigns located across the Country? Many of these campaigns offer one-on-one advice, workshops, and guidance to help you get your finances on track and save more. Below is a list of upcoming free event and webinars. Click here to find your local campaign.

Utah Saves

Utah Saves is participating in Get Smart About Credit day on October 20th by providing several free community workshops focused on understanding credit, how credit scores are calculated, and tips to build credit and improve credit scores.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit UtahSaves.org

Virginia Saves

Virginia Beach Financial Planning Day



Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th Street Suite 5

Virginia Beach




Free one-on-one personalized financial advice. Free financial workshops. No strings attached.

In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to you with experts from the Financial Planning Association® and highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals. In addition to one-on-one consultations, there will be workshops on a variety of financial topics throughout the day. Stay as little or as long as you’d like. It’s all free. Bring a friend!

Topics:  budgeting, credit and debt, investing, retirement, taxes, homeownership, estate planning, insurance, employee benefits, education savings, small business, and many more!

For more information contact VirginiaSaves.org

Florida Saves-Tampa Bay Saves-Okaloosa Saves

These local campaigns are working together to bring you the following two free webinars:

Upcoming Webinars—University of Florida/IFAS Extension

Financial Apps

October 27, 11:30 to 12:30 PM CDT

Register at http://bit.ly/MoneyApp

There are many financial “apps” you can use with phones and other mobile devices.  How do you find the right one?  Which ones work?  Discover more about these tools to help you spend wisely and save more money.

Talking with Children about Money

Nov. 3, 11:30-12:30 CDT

Register at: http://bit.ly/ChildrenMoney

Talk to Your Kids about Family Finances, but Shield Them from Worry --This can be a tricky balance. It is productive to talk to your kids about the family budget, but dangerous to involve them in the details. Spending and saving skills learned today become lifelong habits as adults. This webinar will discuss techniques parents can use to teach valuable money skills.

For additional information contact:

Elaine Courtney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Lisa Leslie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Julie England This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or visit Tampa TampaBaySaves.org, OkaloosaSaves.org, or Florida Saves

West Virginia Saves

For the entire month of November, West Virginia Saves is holding a food drive. All food collected will be donated to organizations that serve low- and moderate- income individuals. This will free up some cash that would otherwise be spent on groceries – helping residents save a little extra to reach their financial goals.

There are three ways folks can help:

  1. We are looking for individuals, companies, community organizations, etc. who would like to donate or collect food items. For example, my employer has agreed to participate. Employees who bring five grocery items each week get to wear jeans on Friday.
  2. A local grocery store will pre-price and pre-bag groceries to be sold from an in-store display.  They will collect the bags at check-out and deliver them for us.
  3. Monetary contributions will be accepted and will be used to buy pre-priced groceries.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit WestViriginiaSaves.org

Young Illinois Saves


President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability Youth Subcommittee

A Listening Session on Teaching Financial Capability in the Chicago Public Schools

November 16, 9:00 – 10:30am

Michele Clark High School-Auditorium

5101 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60644

Hosted By:

The Honorable Stephanie D. Neely, Treasurer, City of Chicago

Mr. John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, PACFC and CEO, Ariel Investments

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit YoungIllinoisSaves.org

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