Virginia Saves Pledge

We are excited to offer a free text message service to help keep you motivated to save. Signing up for texts is quick and easy. Just simply click the box to receive text messages and enter your phone number.

We will use the goal you choose below to send you goal-specific text messages. Text messages will come in the form of tips to help you find money to save, as well as advice and reminders to help you save for your specific goal.

Standard text messaging rates apply and texts will start about within 2 weeks. You will receive approximately 3 texts a month.

Saving Strategies

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 for a car

Save for emergencies

Save at work

Virginia Advisory Board Members

Ryan Ammann, BB&T

Amanda Blanks, Virginia Division of Securities and Retail Franchising

Wendell Fuller CFPA, Fuller Wealth Advisors, Inc./ Pro Bono FPA of Central Virginia

Jen Giovannitti, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Maureen Goode, Greater Richmond EITC Coalition/ MetroCASH

Doris Heath, Virginia Cooperative Extension James City County

Richard Hill, Langley Saves

Scott Horchler, SunTrust

Lori Irwin, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

Monica Jefferson, Virginia Housing Development Authority

Lanette Kelly, Peninsula Saves

Dawn Lindley, Virginia Credit Union League

John Meeks, FDIC

Chris Neighbors, IRS

Rachel Shultz, Goodwill Industries

Brendan Vigorito, Money Management International


Virginia Saves Coordinator

Teresa Walker CEPF®, Virginia Community Capital

Savings Manager

930 Cambria Street NE

Christiansburg, VA 24073

phone: 540-260-3126 x 102

cell: 540-267-4348

email: or


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America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
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