Roanoke Valley Saves
All across the Roanoke Valley, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Roanoke Valley 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...
and celebrate savings with us at the following classes, brought to you by
February 26th, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Roanoke Valley Saves Kick-Off Event
Drop in and take the pledge to save with us! Volunteers will be available to help make one on one SMART goals, and food and activities will be provided all day for savers!
Location – Parrott Room at the Main Library, 706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, Virginia.
February 27th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Retirement, Savings, Future Planning – Oh My!
Sign up for this class to learn more about preparing for the future. Learn about life’s big questions and make a plan! Get your questions answered about smart investing and preparing for retirement. Lunch provided for those who attend. Please register at https://retirement-savings.eventbrite.com
Location – Community Room at Gainsboro Library, 15 Patton Ave NW, Roanoke, Virginia.
February 28th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Keep it 100: How to Save $100
Want to know how to keep it 100? By having a handle on your cash. A basic class on money management for students, including information about using a checking and savings account, managing income and expenses with a budget, and how to start saving money. Food provided for those who attend. This class is geared for folks under age 18. Please register at https://keep-it-100-save-100.eventbrite.com
Location – Community Room at Raleigh Court Library, 2112 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia.
March 1st, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Keep Your Cash – Savings 101
Feeling like you just can’t make your budget budge or like living paycheck to paycheck is getting old? Learn how to make your money work for you and keep more of your cash! Leave this class with techniques to save, save better, and save more! Dinner provided to those who attend. Please register at https://keep-your-cash.eventbrite.com
Location – Community Room at Williamson Road Library – 3837 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, Virginia.
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Want to continue working on your financial wellness after Roanoke Valley Saves Week? Consider enrolling in Bank On Wellness!
Make goals and learn how to make your money work for you with Bank On Wellness! Make time to attend class, reach your goals, and prioritize your financial wellness! The only requirement is attendance.
Financial professionals volunteering through the Bank On Roanoke Valley Education Network teach the workshops, and help empower your decision making and financial confidence through goal setting and consistent check ins! Are you up to the challenge?
April 26, 2018 – The Future Looks Bright: Goal Setting, Credit Intro, & Banking Refresher
May 24, 2018 – Make It Work: Create a Spending Plan, Reduce Spending, & Increase Income
June 28, 2018 – The Dreaded “D” Word: Discuss and Conquer your Debt!
July 26, 2018 – Just Charge It: Smart Borrowing and Credit Building
August 23, 2018 – Bank It, Plan It: Savings and Future Planning
September 27, 2018 – Let’s Celebrate: Graduation! Expert Panel Q & A
To enroll please call the Financial Stability Strategies Manager at the United Way of Roanoke Valley at 540-777-4203. You must attend all classes to be able to enroll. Limited space is available.
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:
- Get Out of Debt
- Save for a Home
- Save on Auto Purchases
- Save for Emergencies
- Save for Retirement
- Save for Education
Thank you to our Bank On Roanoke Valley Partners:
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