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Get Ready to Build Wealth, Not Debt During ROANOKE VALLEY SAVES Week

Promoting automatic savings to help residents around the region reach their savings goals

Can you cover a $400 emergency? The majority of adults don’t have the savings they need to cope with small emergencies. Let’s change that!

Take the Roanoke Valley Saves Pledge and join the community for Roanoke Valley Saves Week, February 25 – March 2, 2019.  This week-long campaign encourages residents to take positive financial action, and save regularly to turn their dreams into reality. From day one, Savers will set financial goals, track their spending, and take control of their financial future.

Bank On Roanoke Valley, an initiative of United Way of Roanoke Valley, is partnering with area banks, credits unions, non-profits, and the City of Roanoke to offer resources and support with educational tools, free programs, and financial incentives during Roanoke Valley Saves Week.

“Whether it’s creating a rainy day fund or sticking to a budget, start by setting a goal, making a plan, and saving the most effective way, which is automatically,” said Bob Cowell, Roanoke City Manager and Chair of Bank On Roanoke Valley Steering Committee. “Those who start with a plan in mind are more than twice as likely to successfully save for their retirement or their children’s education, or whatever they’re looking forward to.”

“I found out about Roanoke Valley Saves last year at the Downtown Library. My twin sister joined me, and we did so well that we started taking free classes through Bank On Roanoke Valley. Between the two of us, we paid off debt, started saving, and got a big jump in credit scores,” said Roanoke Saver Jamoria Pughsley.

Roanoke Valley Saves Week begins 2/25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Downtown Roanoke Library, featuring Roanoke City Mayor Sherman Lea, who will present a proclamation kicking off Roanoke Valley Saves Week, followed by a class provided through Freedom First Credit Union, called “Money On Your Mind.”

About America Saves Week

America Saves Week, coordinated by America Saves and its partners, is a national opportunity for organizations to work together within their communities to transform the lives of millions of Americans. It is the framework in which participating organizations annually take on the savings challenges that their constituents face with support from local and national partners.