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! 

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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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  • #ASW19: Savings Theme: Save the extra

    Did you know you’re more likely to save a windfall than a small amount consistently over time? Hack that psychology by saving your bonuses, raises, and tax refunds.

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  • Saving for retirement: It’s easier than you may think

    My parents were hard-working first-generation Americans who were born during the Depression. My mother was a nurse and my father a businessman, and they were loving and supportive parents, but they were extremely frugal with money. “You’re only as rich as the money you have in the bank,” my mother used to say. “If you save nothing, you have nothing.” When we were young, my brother, three sisters and I were expected to work, and save half of everything we earned.

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  • #ASW19 Savings Theme: Save to retire

    Studies show few Americans have adequate savings for retirement but it’s never too late – or too early – to start saving.

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  • What Does Bigfoot Have to Do With Your Retirement?

    Written by Catherine Harvey, Senior Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

    If you’re worried about financial security in retirement, you’re not alone. A recent survey from AARP and the Ad Council found that nearly three in ten working adults (28%) believe they’re more likely to learn that Bigfoot is real than to live comfortably in retirement.

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  • Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased. Then, ask yourself if it makes sense to reallocate some of this spending to an emergency savings account. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Saver Stories View all »

Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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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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Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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