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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In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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