Mayor Paul Fraim Issues Proclamation

Virginia Saves is a local campaign of America Saves challenging citizens to make a pledge to save for 2016.  America Saves offers tools, applications and emails to help you go further as you begin to save.  Check out this proclamation and look at our Virginia Saves tab to begin your savings pledge.  Did you pledge in a prior year?  Repledge to keep your information current and to continue enjoying America Saves materials.

Webinars for Virginia Saves Week

Virginia Saves has partnered with Financial Planning Association of Hampton Roads to offer three webinars to help you build savings for your financial goals.

Building Blocks of Retirement Security is a great workshop to help you anticipate how much you will need in retirement and build a plan to where you reap the rewards of your hard labor.  February 23rd at 6:30 pm

Jump Start Your Financial Plans with your Tax Refund - tax time is a great time to consider our savings plan.  Your refund can be just the ticket to get your plans on track.  February 24th 6:30 pm

Taking Control: Financial Planning Starter Kit - turn your dreams into goals by creating a financial plan.  This webinar provides you all the information you need to get started.  February 25th 6:30 pm

To RSVP for these webinars and receive a link: just email

Bank On is for Lovers

Bank On Portsmouth class has three couples who are investing not only in their finances but also in their relationship as they work together to build a plan to achieve their goals.

Each couple has been faithfully working toward creating a brighter financial future for themselves and for the generations after them!

Virginia Beach Libraries Offer Financial Workshops

Virginia Beach Public Libraries is offering a program called Live Simply.  It is a series of workshops on a variety of financial topics that affect you.  If you are in Bank On or just considering attending Bank On, these workshops can enhance your financial knowledge and allow you to strengthen your personal finances. 

Declutter Your Head and House: Are your mornings spent frantically looking for the misplaced keys or field trip forms?  Do you have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go?  Do you have stacks of things and nowhere to put them?  This program offers you the strategies for when, where and how to overcome disorganization in your life.

Organizing Your Paperwork: A comprehensive program featuring general organizing principles to get your clutter in order. Managing your paper trail and how long do you really need to keep certain papers.

Predatory Lending: Predatory lending is a serious problem. It occurs when companies offer loan products using certain marketing tactics, abusive collection practices and loan terms that deceive and exploit borrowers. There are better ways! Learn how you can avoid such lenders and, if you’re caught in the predatory lending trap, how to get out of it.

This is your life!  Welcome to adulthood ~ In this reality simulation, you’re now 28 years old with a job and a family.  Do you have what it takes to juggle bills, childcare, housing and all the other challenges that come with life?

Money Management: Too many days and not enough dollars?  Learn ways to keep more of what you make, track spending, set financial goals, change habits and make a spending plan (or budget) that works for you!

Couponing: Learn the basics of couponing including organization and how to make your shopping list. Discover tools and websites geared toward helping you save. We'll touch on stockpiling, some local coupon policies and more!

Making Ends Meet: Making Ends Meet: How can We Spread Prosperity and Improve Opportunity? Join us to answer this question and have an open discussion about the impact that the economy has on our lives both locally and nationally. Teens & Adults. Online Registration begins February 1.

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