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Prince William Saves

Across Prince William County, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Prince William 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…

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Contact Us!

Virginia Cooperative Extension at 703-792-6287 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About Us!

Financial Education & Housing Counseling – Offers educational workshops and seminars for all ages to strengthen personal financial management skills helping clients improve their credit, increase their financial stability and prepare for homeownership.  Topics include building financial reserves, handling student loan debt or credit card debt, developing your financial picture and creating a plan of action to achieve financial stability or prepare to purchase a home.  We offer a free personal financial assessment, financial coaching, mortgage default and reverse mortgage counseling, and a pre-purchase homebuyer certificate program. Let us help you create a plan for your financial future today!  Visit us at www.pwcgov.org/money, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 703-792-6287.


Our Partners

Prince William County, VA Office of Housing and Community Development

Habitat for Humanity – Prince William County, VA

Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)


Upcoming Events

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


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:

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    According to a recent survey from Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and VantageScore Solutions, LLC, more than 40 percent of respondents incorrectly thought a person's age is among factors used to calculate a credit score. And only 18 percent understood that a low credit score on a typical auto loan would increase loan charges by more than $5,000.

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    Transformation

    According to the Oxford Dictionary, transformation is a “marked change in form, nature or appearance.”

    There are many reasons that the impact of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and, by extension, ABLE accounts, will be transformative to millions of individuals with disabilities and their families.For children, youth, and working-age adults with disabilities, there are multiple reasons to recognize the power and potential of ABLE.

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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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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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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