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All across Virginia Tech, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Virginia Tech Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our staff and trained 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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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:

Events

America Saves Week Feb. 26- Mar. 3, 2018 Click here for details!
World Consumer Rights Day Mar. 15, 2018 Click here for details!
ACCI 2018 Conference May 17-19, 2018 Click here for details!

Great News

Did you know that you can schedule a one-on-one counseling session or register for a financial workshop today? Click here to visit our CCCS website.

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  • Meet the 2018 SaveYourRefund Champions

    We are pleased to announce today the 17 free tax preparation sites recognized as SaveYourRefund Savings Champions and Rookies of the Year for going above and beyond to encourage tax filers to save a portion of their refund. This is the first year this award has been presented. 

    Champions and Rookies of the Year were instrumental in SaveYourRefund's 2018 success, including a 24 percent increase in participation from the prior year. Nearly 850 tax sites encouraged almost 3,500 files to save an average of over $850 per return! 

    Specifically, these organizations had an average of 119 entries and took steps like incorporating SaveYourRefund within the quality review process, marketing the promotion to taxpayers prior to tax season, celebrating taxpayers who saved some of their refund through photos and activities at the tax site, and much more.

    SaveYourRefund is a prize-linked savings program. >> Meet the two $10,000 grand prize winners

    2018 SaveYourRefund Savings Champions:

    • Building Skills Partnership
    • Cash Coalition of SENH
    • Dallas Community Tax Centers/Foundation Communities
    • EBALDC (East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation)
    • Fremont Family Resource Center
    • Granite United Way
    • Mission Economic Development Agency
    • Prepare+Prosper
    • Prince Georges CASH Campaign
    • Southern Bancorp Community Partners
    • United Way of the Bay Area
    • Up Valley Family Centers of Napa County

    2018 SaveYourRefund Rookies of the Year:

    • North Texas Area United Way
    • PathWays PA
    • The River Center
    • United Way of Hunterdon County
    • United Way of Lancaster County
  • Millennials Can Save but They Don't Know How to Invest

    Millennials are quickly becoming the largest age group in the workforce as baby boomers retire, but they’re not investing in the future.This could be because pension plans are declining, according to The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Here are three things to know about millennials, saving, and investing.

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  • How to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

    Now that summer is approaching, you might be gearing up for your next trip. Whether vacation means sunbathing on a beach or snowboarding down an icy slope, you can plan your trip on a budget. Bank of America’s Better Money Habits has some great tips for saving money on your next trip. Here are five ways you can save.

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  • 5 Father's Day Gift Ideas that Don't Cost a Fortune

    Father’s Day is a little more than a week away, do you have your gift ready to go? If not, you’re definitely not the only one looking for a last minute gift idea. Here are some gifts that’ll help put a smile on the dad in your life’s face without costing you a fortune.

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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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Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”

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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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