Virginia Saves in Southside
All across Southside, people just like you are proving you can start small, and think big. Southside Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial future. Our staff and trained volunteers can show you how to develop a savings strategy and take one step at a time. So don't wait any longer...enroll in Southside Saves today!
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
- Feed the Pig (Great Games for All Ages)
- Choose to Saves
- Virginia 529
- US Savings Bonds Online
- National Foundation for Credit Counseling
- JumpStart– Financial Smarts for Students
- Money Smart – Adult Financial Education
- Ballpark Estimate Retirement Savings Calculator
Through the BEST Coalition, we also offer financial education classes and one-on-one mentoring services. Click on www.piedmontbest.org for more information about these programs.
About Southside Saves
Southside Saves was first formed in 2012 through the Building Economic Success Together (BEST) Coalition. The BEST Coalition is focused on assisting families and individuals become more financially stable. Southside Saves, part of the broader America Saves Campaign, strives to promote and increase savings of local families, ultimately increasing the number of residents in the Dan River Region who make a habit of saving.
Southside Saves connects individuals to savings resources by encouraging them to enroll in Southside Saves at www.southsidesaves.org. In return, they receive a monthly e-newsletter from America Saves with savings tips and become a part of a national savings community. We are also working to connect Southside residents to low/no minimum balance savings accounts. As a part of Southside Saves, we also coordinate and promote activities for Southside Saves/America Saves Week – a week to focus on savings and to encourage everyone to take positive financial action.
How to Get Involved in Southside Saves
- Promote enrollment in Southside Saves by distributing this informational flyer to your clients and customers. Click here to use the enrollment flyer.
- Promote Southside Saves/America Saves Week, which typically falls in February each year.
We look forward to hearing from and working with you to grow a strong savings culture in Southside VA!
About Southside Saves
Southside Saves was first formed in 2012 through the Building Economic Success Together (BEST) Coalition. The BEST Coalition is focused on assisting families and individuals in the Dan River Region become more financially stable.
BEST Community Partners
- Carter Bank & Trust
- Caswell County Senior Services
- Danville Division of Social Services
- First State Bank
- Funding Provided by Danville Regional Foundation
- Pittsylvania County Community Action
- United Way of Caswell Caswell County
- United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County
- URW Community Federal Credit Union
- Virginia Legal Aid Society
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