Virginia Saves in Central Virginia

Across Petersburg, Chesterfield, Richmond and Henrico along with neighboring counties and cities people just like you are proving you can start small and think big! Central Virginia Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. These tips and tools can help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. So what are you waiting for?

Take the Central Virginia Saves Pledge

When you take the Central Virginia Saves Pledge, you will choose a savings goal and an amount to save. We will use the goal you choose to send you text message related to that specific goal. Text messages will come in the form of tips to help you find money to save, as well as advice and reminders to help you save for your specific goal. Let Central Virginia Saves help reach your savings goal – and motivate you to save.

Don’t forget to share this with friends and family. It may be the thing that helps them set their goal to start an emergency fund, pay down debt, or save for items like education or retirement.


Savings 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:

Financial Questions?

A personal finance expert from a Cooperative Extension land- grant university can provide you with information and resources. Visit theeXtension website today.

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Contact Us

For more information about Central Virginia Saves please contact:

Katrina Kirby Campaign Coordinator , City Of Petersburg
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Kim Edmonds Co-Campaign Coordinator, Henrico County
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Linda Cole Coordinator, Chesterfield County
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Put 20 Percent Away

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

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Make it Automatic

Holding ourselves accountable can be tough. Maria knew that if she didn’t “set it and forget it” she would have a hard time making sure her regular savings deposits were happening. In April, she took the America Saves Pledge and created a savings plan to increase her emergency fund.

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“I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal.” 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner Esmeralda says that savings has always been about achieving self-sufficiency amidst tremendous adversity. “It’s hard to pay myself first,” says Esmeralda, particularly when you have to anticipate emergency expenses like a broken down car.

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