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…
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:
- Get Out of Debt
- Save for a Home
- Save on Auto Purchases
- Save for Emergencies
- Save for Retirement
- Save for Education
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.
University of Illinois Extension,
Consumer Economics Educator,
Phone: (217) 333-7672
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