St. Louis Saves

St. Louis Saves can help you design an action plan to make your financial goals a reality. Let us assist you in finding effective ways to save, reduce your debt and build wealth. You can either start out small by cutting expenses or saving your change, or you can set bigger goals like buying a home, getting out debt, or retiring comfortably.

St. Louis Saves is managed by the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office and is part of the America Saves nationwide campaign.

It's Easy to Become a St. Louis Saver

Follow these steps and you're on your way to reaching your financial goals:

  • Set a savings goal
  • Pledge to set aside a dollar amount each month to meet your goal
  • Enroll online to start receiving your benefits

Take the St. Louis Saves Pledge

 Visit Our Office of Financial Empowerment

St. Louis Saves is a partnership of America Saves and the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office of Financial Empowerment. The OFE's mission is to educate and empower citizens of our region to make better choices with their money. In our Financial Dignity Center, housed in City Hall, we offer a variety of financial resources. To find our more about our initiatives, please visit the links below:

Events

Learn more about the events we offer at our Office of Financial Empowerment here

Other Saving Strategies

Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose, learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Learn how to:

 

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Starting and Continuing a Personal Finance Journey

When Kiara Hardin, now a junior at Western Illinois University, became an intern with the Chicago Summer Business Institute during her sophomore year of high school, she began her personal finance journey. The program required participants to open a savings account.

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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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Another Dream Realized

Mary Brown was already a disciplined individual when she came to Wisconsin Saves coordinator Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in last summer. She had successfully completed her bachelor’s degree with the assistance of her husband and son, and was now ready to tackle her next big dream – homeownership.

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