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Prince William Saves

Join Us! February 25 to March 2, 2019

for Prince William County Saves Week!

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors

together with Virginia Cooperative Extension - Prince William and local     savings institutions want to encourage you to

GROW YOUR SAVINGS!

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William,   

PWC Employees Credit Union, Burke & Herbert Bank and United Bank

during Prince William County Saves Week to focus on

Savings to Reach YOUR Financial Goals!

 

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Saving for a rainy day, vacation, paying down debt, or for your secure retirement?  You are invited to join us as we dedicate ONE WEEK to Focus on Savings. There is a simple fix to your lack of savings. When you sign you will receive ideas to help you reach your savings goals.  Step one is to Make a Savings Plan. Take the first step by taking the Prince William Saves Pledge.  

Take the Prince William Saves Pledge

Savings Strategies - Building wealth starts when you set a goal

Are you looking to save for a car? a vacation or to purchase your first home?  We offer tips and tools to increase savings opportunities.  Learn new savings' strategies and the latest tips for personalized savings success.  Check out our list of seminars and our new Second Friday of the month Coffee & Networking opportunity. 

www.pwcgov.org/money


 

Coaching or Counseling - Contact Us!

We have financial counselors available day or evenings to meet with you in person, via Skype or over the phone.  Virginia Cooperative Extension contact us at 703-792-6287 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Let us know you want to set up your personalized savings plan with one of our HUD certified financial counselors. 

There is never a fee for financial counseling services at Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William. We are a HUD certified agency.


 

About Us!

Financial Education & Housing Counseling – Offers research-based financial seminars to strengthen personal financial habits and improve your monthly financial management skills.  Our clients increase their credit score by an average of 60 points in just 4-6 months. If you are looking to increase your financial stability or if you are interested in preparing for homeownership - give us a call.  We offer a free personal financial assessment to give you your current financial picture, credit score and net worth. 

Financial Coaching is another route - we offer meetings bi-weekly or monthly at times and locations that fit your schedule. 

Let us help you create your personalized financial goals and set out an Action plan to achieve them! 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 703-792-6287 and request your no cost, financial counseling appointment. Remember, you can see us as often as you like, there is no fee for follow up appointments.  


Our Partners

U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development;

National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education & Counseling;

Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development;

Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA);

Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education, AFCPE;

America Saves!

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection


Financial Seminars and Upcoming Events

Finding Your Extra Money; Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score; Smart Money Management; Getting Ready for Taxes, Financial Recovery and more offered monthly with Virginia Cooperative Extension

For more information or to register for upcoming seminars, please view our calendar or visit our website.


 

 

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