North Carolina Saves

North Carolina Saves is an initiative of The Collaborative - Creating a Culture of Savings.

In NC, we are on a mission to educate, support and encourage people in their efforts to take control of their finances. Good financial management includes knowledge and practice. Throughout the state, people are learning about financial principles ranging from credit and debt, to budgeting and investing. The practice part is where savings comes in. Together, we can learn how to make savings a regular part of our routines, so that we prosper, both individually and collectively.

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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:

About Us

The Collaborative is a non-profit organization promoting economic security for North Carolina families through savings and financial education programs.


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Current Theme: College Spending and Savings


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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.


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.


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.”