South Los Angeles Saves

Across South Los Angeles and neighboring cities, people just like you are proving you can start small and think big. South LA Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our tips and tools can help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. Now is the time! Take financial action today! “Start small, think big” and make your dreams a reality.

Why Become A South LA Saver?

Saving is the cornerstone of financial stability and wealth creation. Saving will help you to build personal wealth and financial security for you and your family. Becoming a South LA Saver grants you access to our set of tools and timely information, but more importantly, connects you with a support system you can rely on as you navigate a course for savings success.

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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:

Resources for Savers

Financial Information by Age Group

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About Us

We are a coalition of nonprofit organizations, businesses, financial institutions, and government agencies working to promote saving through information, motivation, and action. We encourage good saving behavior throughout the community by motivating and supporting individuals and families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. South LA Saves recognizes that there is value in being as inclusive as possible and strive to add value to community, state-wide, and national initiatives that promote good financial behavior.

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  • Six Fun Ways to Save as a Family

    By Janet Alvarez, Wisebread.com

     

    Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to help and contribute to a financial goal doesn’t have to be a painful process, especially when the result is an exciting vacation, a car, or college savings. In the spirit of America Saves Week, I’ll share some ideas on how to save as a family for all those items and bucket-list experiences.

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  • #ImSavingFor Winner Story

    America Saves awarded one lucky saver, Pedram R. from California, $500 for sharing his #ImSavingFor story. Pedram said, “Saving is important to me because it proves I am not willing to buy unnecessary things to please others or to be perceived as successful.”

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  • Shop Smart to Save More

    Shopping. Is it a chore? Is it a fun challenge to find the best price for whatever item(s) are on our list? Regardless of how you view shopping, the strategies below may help you shop smarter, so you can put more into your savings account.  

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  • Two Illinois Women Win $10,000 Each by Sharing Their Resilience and Choosing to Save

    Commonwealth and America Saves are thrilled to announce Esmeralda and Crystal, both of Illinois, as the winners of $10,000 each in the 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Photo Contest. Esmeralda and Crystal set out to save part of their income tax refunds this year. With the help of SaveYourRefund they were able to turn the tax-time savings moment into a fresh start on a new financial path.

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Saver Tips and Stories View all »

The Gift of Homeownership

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Meet Esmeralda: 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner

“I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal.” 2019 SaveYourRefund Grand Prize Winner Esmeralda says that savings has always been about achieving self-sufficiency amidst tremendous adversity. “It’s hard to pay myself first,” says Esmeralda, particularly when you have to anticipate emergency expenses like a broken down car.

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Learning to Save

Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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