Free Program Teaches People How to Save Money

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Provided by Prince William County

Prince William County Saves Week is coming up, and the Prince William Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, or VCE, is offering a number of tools to help people reach their personal savings goals through seminars and one-time budget reviews.

Prince William Saves Week, from Feb. 26 through March 3, is an offshoot of America Saves Week, which seeks to promote savings. The VCE is partnering with Prince William Board of County Supervisors, the Prince William County Employees Credit Union, Burke & Herbert Bank and United Bank to help people focus on getting their savings plan started.

People who register for the free program at princewilliamsaves.org will be encouraged to make a pledge and set goals that might include paying off debt, buying a new car, preparing for emergencies, saving for retirement, saving for a vacation or purchasing a new home.

By signing up, future savers will receive periodic emails with ideas on how to reach their savings goals. The program will also offer savers the chance to talk with VCE counselors who are available over the phone, in person or via Skype. Contact VCE at 703-792-6287 or [email protected]. There is no need to sign up for the savings program to speak to a financial counselor or coach.

The extension can also set people up with a personalized savings plan with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development certified financial counselors.

 

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