San Diego Saves

Across San Diego County, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. San Diego Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Don't wait any longer...enroll in San Diego Saves today!

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Thank you
Patti Wooten Swanson!

The founder of San Diego Saves retires.
Read more of her story here.

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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:

Teens and Money 

Teens learn all about money — how to earn it, spend it, and save it — on  the Money Talks website at the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

www.360financialliteracy.org
Financial literacy is important at every stage of your life from youth to retirement. At 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy you'll find helpful tools, articles, tips and other resources to help you on your path to financial stability at every stage.

 

Free Online Financial Education Classes

 San Diego Saves Events

Budget 101

Budgeting
101

 

Learn to build your perfect budget by learning what to prioritize and how to organize your spending. Start the course.

Power of Paycheck Planning

Power of Paycheck
Planning

Plan your spending. Learn strategies to categorize your expenses and track your spending to create a budget for your lifestyle. Start the course.

Understanding Credit Report

Understanding Your Credit Report

Learn what your credit report says about you, how to ensure your credit report is accurate and understand how your credit score is calculated. Start the course.


Contact Us!

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Melinda Opperman, Coordinator
2140 Hoover Avenue
Suite 115
National City, CA 91950
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ph: 951.779.7711

 

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  • 5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Save At Home

    We start kids young with almost everything— sports, school, so why not saving? We are always looking for new ways to #ThinkLikeASaver in the America Saves community. The earlier that you have a positive mindset around saving, the easier it is to save successfully as an adult.

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  • Creating a budget for your family

    It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses. 

    We’ve created an easy to use, but thorough, Spending and Saving Plan tool to use. Before you get started, here are some tips to help you #ThinkLikeASaver, ensuring that your money is working smarter and harder for you.

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  • 4 Steps to Spending Your Stimulus Check Wisely When You Don't Have An Emergency Fund

    Most Americans don't have an emergency fund. While we're all experiencing this pandemic very differently — some having only minor inconveniences and others finding themselves without a job or having to close their business — those without a savings cushion are vulnerable to feeling the ramifications of COVID-19 for a very long time.

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  • Pantry Shopping and Meal Planning Preparation Tips

    With experts telling Americans to practice social distancing and to be ready for a possible 14-day self-quarantine one of our first concerns is food. How do we shop and prepare for 14 days worth of meals? Equally important are concerns about shopping without overbuying and staying on a budget.

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  • El tener ahorros para casos de emergencia pudiese ser la manera más importante de mantenerse a flote financieramente http://ow.ly/PZTuv

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Saver Tips and Stories View all »

Saving With My Boys

When Kelly was a kid, she loved the picture book A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. In the story, a little girl lives in an apartment with her mother and grandmother. The little girl’s mother is a waitress and sole provider for their family. Together the family saves money by putting their change in a giant jar every day. They are saving for a big cushy chair for the little girl’s hard-working mother. Together with patience and diligence, they buy the mother a very comfy chair.

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Taking Back Control Over Finances

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

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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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