First State Saves

First State Saves was founded in 2005 to help Delawareans improve personal and household finances. By providing financial information, tools and access to products and services, First State Saves teaches everyone to save regularly and often. Studies show that saving just small amounts can make great strides toward reaching financial goals.

We believe that anyone can build wealth with the proper guidelines. Learn how to pay off debt, save for a house, car, tuition, or just save for the sheer pleasure of knowing you have money in the bank! 

Take the First State Saves Pledge

Also, visit the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute-The Money School for classes that can help you reach your savings goal.


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:


 

Contact Us

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P: 302.792.1200
F: 302.792.1050

Mailing Address
Delaware Financial Literacy Institute
3301 Green Street
Claymont, DE 19703

Our Sponsor

  • Financial Literacy Education Fund (FLEF) of the State of DE

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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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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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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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