Wisconsin Saves

Wisconsin Saves is a statewide initiative devoted to promoting financial awareness and encouraging financial action among people of all economic levels. Through resources and access to diverse products, Wisconsin Saves believes that anyone can build wealth by developing positive spending and saving habits. So don't wait any longer...

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Let's go, Wisconsin!

 

The team at WWBIC is serious about saving money, and so are we!  Did you know that savers with a plan are 2x more likely to save for retirement, have emergency savings, and stick to a budget?  Join us and take the pledge to save.


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:

Savings Tips

"If you're a college student, you can take advantage of college or youth discounts at museums, movie theaters, and even while traveling! Often all you have to do is ask and show your college ID."

Nicole Lowry, Arlington, VA

 


Wisconsin Resources

WWBIC offers financial awareness workshops throughout the state of Wisconsin.

 

 

Spring 2018 Class Offerings:

See a class below that interests you?  Visit the class calendar to find out more

  • Make Your Money Talk Series
  • Spending Plans: Making Every Penny Count
  • Get the Degree Not the Debt!
  • Road to Credit Repair
  • How to Stretch Your Tax Refund
  • Borrow Smart!
  • The Invisible Threat of Identity Theft
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Social Security & Retirement Planning
 

 For more information on WWBIC programs   visit www.wwbic.com

Milwaukee Public Library (Milwaukee, WI) - Monthly listing of new library books and links on personal finance

Asset Builders of America, Inc. (Statewide) - Posts statewide Financial Awareness workshops along with a great online resource guide

Social Development Center (Milwaukee, WI) - Various workshops held throughout the year

GreenPath Debt Solutions (Milwaukee, WI) - Online and interactive tools and workshops available

Kiplinger (Online Resource) - Gives you resources to get your budget going!

FDIC (Online Resource) - Offers consumer information on building wealth, loans, credit cards and other financial matters

MoneySmart Wisconsin (Statewide) - Posts statewide Financial Awareness workshops along with a great online resource guide

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy (Online Resource) - Online resource tool to help you better manage your money
 

 

Wisconsin Saves Partnership

The Alliance for Economic Inclusion a collaborative effort between FDIC, local financial institutions and community partners. The goal of the partnership is to encourage you to find affordable financial services that meet your family's needs. For more information, please contact Amber Miller (see below).


 


Contact Us

Amber Miller
WWBIC Project Director
1533 N. Rivercenter Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Office: 414-263-5450
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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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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Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.

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