Virginia Saves

Across the entire commonwealth of Virginia, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Virginia Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our 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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Holiday Toolkit

Holidays are memorable events in our year and we all want to embrace the joy of the season.  Holidays can also mean extra costs that aren't part of our normal budget.  This holiday toolkit can help you to enjoy the season without having the after holiday debt hangover!

 

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Free Webinar: Taking Control: A Financial Planning Starter Kit. Thanks to our friends with Financial Planning Association, you can begin your own financial plan for free!  Check out our recorded webinar.  


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Savvy Saver
Virginia Saves offers tips and ideas to help you become a savvy saver!

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:


Contact Us!

L. Lori Irwin, MBA, CFP®, Financial Empowerment Coordinator
3432 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
phone: 757-385-3551
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  • The Basics of the FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid

    College is expensive. Thankfully, there are many ways to fund a college education, including various types of “free” money in the form of grants or scholarships. This is money you are not expected to pay back. Submitting a FAFSA is the primary tool to explore such types of funding.

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  • Do You Know How Your Credit Score Is Calculated?

    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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  • Savings Option for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities

    By Chris Rodriguez, Director of Public Policy, National Disability Institute. 

    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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  • The Building Blocks of Excellent Credit

    Do you want to build excellent credit? If you are shopping for a mortgage or car loan or a credit card, simply paying your debts on time is not the only requirement to building excellent credit. Here are some other considerations:

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Saver Stories View all »

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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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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Getting Out of Debt

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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