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.

 

 

Virtual 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!
  • 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 Wendy Baumann (see below).


 


Contact Us

Thalia Mendez
WWBIC Regional Project Director - Greater Milwaukee
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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  • 5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Save At Home

    We start kids young with almost everything— sports, school, so why not saving? We are always looking for new ways to #ThinkLikeASaver in the America Saves community. The earlier that you have a positive mindset around saving, the easier it is to save successfully as an adult.

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  • Creating a budget for your family

    It’s always the right time to create a saving and spending plan (aka a budget). It’s also a good idea to revisit that plan annually or when a major shift occurs in your income or expenses. 

    We’ve created an easy to use, but thorough, Spending and Saving Plan tool to use. Before you get started, here are some tips to help you #ThinkLikeASaver, ensuring that your money is working smarter and harder for you.

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  • 4 Steps to Spending Your Stimulus Check Wisely When You Don't Have An Emergency Fund

    Most Americans don't have an emergency fund. While we're all experiencing this pandemic very differently — some having only minor inconveniences and others finding themselves without a job or having to close their business — those without a savings cushion are vulnerable to feeling the ramifications of COVID-19 for a very long time.

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  • Pantry Shopping and Meal Planning Preparation Tips

    With experts telling Americans to practice social distancing and to be ready for a possible 14-day self-quarantine one of our first concerns is food. How do we shop and prepare for 14 days worth of meals? Equally important are concerns about shopping without overbuying and staying on a budget.

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Tip of the Day

  • Are you looking for an effective way to establish a budget? Beginning on the first day of a new month, get a receipt for everything you purchase. Stack and review receipts at the end of the month, and you will clearly be able to see where your money is going. http://ow.ly/sj972

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Saver Tips and Stories View all »

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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Put 20 Percent Away

“I am a single mother, and I make ends meet for me and my daughter, but I wanted to put money away for my daughter for a college fund. So I started saving 20 percent of my paycheck every month to put it away in a savings account with a high Annual Percentage Yield (APY). By the time my daughter is 18, I will have saved nearly $90,000.”

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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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