Champaign County Saves

Across Champaign County and neighboring counties, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Champaign County Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our staff and trained volunteers can show you how to develop a savings strategy and take one step at a time. So don’t wait any longer…

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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:

Champaign County Community Events & Resources:

 
Many different organizations and businesses in Champaign County offer programs and services related to financial literacy, education, and counseling. The goal of this directory is to help people find services they need related to financial management. In addition, the directory may help connect organizations that may benefit by partnering on projects. 

This directory was initially compiled by Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance in 2011. University of Illinois Extension updated and produced this revised version. 

 

 

Our Partners:

                Health Alliance   Credit Union 1     

         

 

 


Contact us!

Kathy Sweedler

University of Illinois Extension,
Consumer Economics Educator,
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
Phone: (217) 333-7672

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The Gift of Homeownership

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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Challenging Herself to Save

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

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