Roanoke Valley Saves Week begins, encourages residents to set financial goals

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Roanoke Valley Saves Week is in full swing, and encourages Roanoke Valley residents to meet their financial goals.

“We want people to take positive financial action, and for people to achieve their dreams,” said Amelie Rives, financial stability strategies manager at United Way.

“It’s very big, but we want to rally around the idea of saving and pledging to save.”

United Way has partnered with Roanoke Public Libraries to provide free classes that residents can attend to learn more about savings, spending, and tracking financial goals.

“I think everyone can be a little better at saving,” said Rives.

“Everyone can be a little bit better about how they use their credit cards, their credit scores. There’s something out there for everyone, and everyone can benefit from. That’s really what Roanoke Valley Saves Week is about.”

Classes still available to take for free:

Reality Store: Tuesday, February 26 at Raleigh Court Library from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Story Time: Thursday, February 28 at Williamson Road Library from 10:30-12 p.m.

Sip & Save: Saturday, March 2 at Olde Salem Brewery from 1 to 4 p.m.

To learn more about Roanoke Valley Saves Week and to take the pledge, click here.

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