West Virginia Saves

All across the state, West Virginia Saves is helping West Virginians to build wealth through saving and the reduction of debt. West Virginia Saves provides tools and tips to help West Virginia Savers reach their personal financial goals.

Membership in West Virginia Saves is FREE and offers a lot of great benefits and incentives. You do not have to be rich to build wealth. Why wait another minute? Don't wait any longer...

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West Virginia Saves is a coalition of financial institutions, faith-based organizations, employers, schools, non-profit organizations, and government entities working together to motivate individuals and families to build wealth by saving.


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If you have questions or need more information about West Virginia Saves, please call 304-797-7733 x1309.


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West Virginia EITC

WV EITC

The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit that provides millions of dollars in assistance to working individuals and families in West Virginia. When a return is filed, all tax liability and any setoff must be satisfied first. Then any remaining amount is refunded directly to the taxpayer. The amount of the credit varies with family size and income. 

Earned income includes all taxable income gained from working. To qualify for the EITC, a person must work full or part-time and have earned income during the year. If married and filing jointly, at least one spouse must work and have earned income. Learn more about the West Virginia EITC.


FDIC Money Smart - A Financial Education Program

FDIC Money Smart Program

Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. The Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) is a friendly and easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. The CBI can complement formal classes or enable people to study independently at their own pace. Interested in learning more? Call CHANGE, Inc. to learn about their finance and credit counseling at 304-797-7733 x1405 or visit www.changeinc.org.


KISRA WVIDA Program

WV IDA

IDAs, or Individual Development Accounts, are special matched savings accounts designed to help families and individuals of modest means establish a pattern of regular saving and, ultimately, purchase a "productive asset." A "productive asset" is something of value that is likely to return substantial long-term benefits to its owner-- benefits like security, stability and opportunities for more income. WVIDA program participants may use their savings and match money toward the purchase of a home, small business capitalization or post-secondary education.

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Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.

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Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

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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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