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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  • Twelve Successful Ways to Save Money

    Savings is the foundation for investing. You cannot invest money if you have not saved it first. Like dieting, saving money is hard to start, even harder to maintain, and requires patience and discipline. When you achieve your financial goals, however, the results are so worth it.

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  • Are You Ready for National Financial Capability Month? Three Actions to Take Now

    April is National Financial Capability Month, when the Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and the Ready Campaign encourage people to improve their financial futures and to be prepared when disaster strikes. Here are three actions you can take now to make sure you are ready for any financial disaster, big or small.

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  • #ASW19: Savings Theme: Save the extra

    Did you know you’re more likely to save a windfall than a small amount consistently over time? Hack that psychology by saving your bonuses, raises, and tax refunds.

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  • Saving for retirement: It’s easier than you may think

    My parents were hard-working first-generation Americans who were born during the Depression. My mother was a nurse and my father a businessman, and they were loving and supportive parents, but they were extremely frugal with money. “You’re only as rich as the money you have in the bank,” my mother used to say. “If you save nothing, you have nothing.” When we were young, my brother, three sisters and I were expected to work, and save half of everything we earned.

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  • Save your loose change. Putting aside fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. http://ow.ly/sj972 

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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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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.

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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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