San Diego Saves

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ASW Saving Champion 2023


AMERICA SAVES WEEK 2023 celebrates again being awarded the Savings Champion Award for America Saves Week 2023. This honor is reserved for organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies that achieved remarkable impact during the annual America Saves Week campaign.

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America Saves Week Videos

Start saving automatically!

Learn time-tested strategies to budget, manage and prioritize your paycheck and learn how to take control of your finances by learning to save automatically and plan your paycheck before you spend it. 

Be ready for the unexpected!

When the unexpected strikes, many of us are left without an easy solution for our financial situation. Learn how to proactively save and prepare for emergencies.

Learn ways to plan and save for these major milestones!

Start saving for the future by learning the basics first. Understand what your priorities should be when you tackle financial planning.

Start Saving By Reducing Debt!

Paying down debt is a form of saving. Reduce or eliminate financial obligations, which can lead to greater financial stability, reduced interest payments, and increased opportunities for future savings!

You can save at any age!

Saving at any age is a smart financial habit that involves setting aside a portion of income for future needs or goals, such as emergencies, retirement, or major purchases. Starting early allows for greater compounding and growth of savings!

San Diego Saves is now in Spanish



FDIC is collaborating with financial institutions, local government, and community organizations in select cities to raise awareness of the benefits of bank account ownership. These ads and radio spots are helping unbanked consumers take action to open accounts. Check out the resources at

Across San Diego County, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. San Diego Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending, and taking control of their financial future. Don't wait any longer...enroll in San Diego Saves today!

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San Diego Saves

Campaign Coordinator
Melinda Opperman

Campaign Co-Coordinator
Jennifer Rodriguez

Classes & Workshops


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 saving strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:


Teens learn all about money — how to earn it, spend it, and save it — on the Money Talks website at the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Financial literacy is important at every stage of your life from youth to retirement. At 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, you'll find helpful tools, articles, tips, and other resources to help you on your path to financial stability at every stage.

Free Online Financial Education Classes

This course is a great starting point for anyone who feels overwhelmed by all of the bills and paperwork standing between them and financial freedom. We teach you where to start, how to organize your spending, and what things you should prioritize when building your perfect budget.

Personal finance education begins with knowing how to plan. This course applies all of our expertise to help you create a budget. Learn strategies for categorizing your expenses, tracking your spending, and putting together a new budget.

Our free online course will help you understand how your credit score is calculated, what your credit report says about you, and what you can do to ensure that your credit report is accurate and reflects positively on you.

Thank You Patti Wooten Swanson!

The founder of San Diego Saves retires. Read more of her story.

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