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...

Take the Wisconsin Saves Pledge


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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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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Budget like Nohemi

Nohemi found out about America Saves a few years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She remembers attending a University of Illinois Saves event where she decorated a piggy bank and took the Pledge, but college life made her put the thought of saving at the back of her mind. Those thrifty thoughts resurfaced when she graduated with a degree in public health.

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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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