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...
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.
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:
- Get Out of Debt
- Save for a Home
- Save on Auto Purchases
- Save for Emergencies
- Save for Retirement
- Save for Education
"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
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
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).
WWBIC Project Director
1533 N. Rivercenter Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
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