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…


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!
Holiday Shopping On a Shoestring Workshop: November 14, 2017.  Enjoy your stress-free holiday by planning ahead for the activities and costs.  Get great strategies for reducing costs on decorations, food, transportation, gifts and more.  
Equifax Data Breach:  November 18, 2017.  What you need to know to protect your identity.  Equifax representatives available to answer your questions.  Workshops to learn strategies to protect your information.  Volunteers available to assist with obtaining your free credit report from  


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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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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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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.


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.


Challenging Herself to Save

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.