Piggy Bank Pageant

According to Consumer Federation of America, most Americans are not saving adequately for retirement, and most lower-income households do not have adequate emergency savings for unexpected expenditures like a car repair.  Helping families make savings a priority, Virginia Saves, a local campaign of America Saves, offers several opportunities for individuals to grow good savings behaviours and to assess their own saving status during America Saves Week February 25, 2013 – March 2, 2013.  The theme of Saves Week is to Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically.   

With the campaign, Virginia Beach residents are encouraged to build wealth, not debt.  Virginia Beach Human Services Department is a partner organization and includes this campaign as a component part of their Financial Empowerment program.  For the third year, Mayor William Sessoms, Jr. has issued an annual proclamation for Virginia Saves Week encouraging residents to make savings a priority.

Super Saturday tax preparation event will be held February 23, 2013 at Pembroke Mall to kick off the week of savings.  Families with household income of less than $51,000 are encouraged to take advantage of free tax preparation resources.

Other savings incentives include a monthly savings drawing for new savers and a Piggy Bank Contest for young savers.  Piggy Banks can be created from materials around the home and decorated.  Grand prize is $100 for the winners.  Children ages 4 - 12 can enter a pig of their own by following instructions in entry form.  Information about the rules and submission deadlines for piggy banks can be found at www.virginiasaves.org.

Feburary Classes

Bank On Virginia Beach will be hosting the following classes during the month of February:

Feb 5th - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Seatack Recreation Center
141 S. Birdneck Rd.

Feb 7th - 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
848 Baker Rd.

Feb 9th - 9:30 - 11:00 am
Ebenezer Baptist Church
875 Baker Rd.

Feb 19th - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Enoch Baptist Church
4651 Herbert Moore Rd.

Feb 26th - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Tidewater United Church of Christ
2660 West Neck Rd.

Feb 12th - 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Department of Human Services (employee only)
3432 Virginia Beach Blvd

Feb 13th - 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Building 14 (employee only)
Virginia Beach Municipal Center

Feb 27th - 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Department of Human Services (public class)
3432 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Feb 6th - 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Virginia Beach Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.