Money is a major concern for most people and big stressor for many! That is why Nancy Reigelsperger, financial educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County (CCE-Steuben) is encouraging people to take part in the many saving strategies and activities that are part of the AMERICA SAVES campaign. America Saves Week (February 25 – March 2, 2019) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, we encourage savers – or potential savers – just like you to set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically.
CCE-Steuben is celebrating America Saves Week again this year with a Piggy Bank Parade contest for Steuben County organizations, businesses, and community groups to join in on the fun of saving.
Pick up a glass piggy bank at the CCE-Steuben office in the Steuben County Office Building Annex in Bath.
Decorate it using any materials you wish to showcase your business and emphasize the importance of saving money.
Return the project to CCE-Steuben by February 20.
During America Saves Week the projects will be displayed in a Piggy Bank Parade at the Steuben County Office Building. Visitors will be invited to vote on their favorite pig. The pigs will also be pictured on the CCE-Steuben Facebook page for votes.
The winning pig will receive $100 and the second place pig will receive $50 compliments of ServU Credit Union. See PutKnowledgeToWork.org for complete guidelines.
In conjunction with America Saves Week, CCE-Steuben has organized several FREE events to teach you manage your finances. Plan now to attend several of these sessions led by local experts.
- Lunch & Learn: Get Your Foot in the Door and Start Investing with Amy Irvine of Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies Noon – 1:00 pm either at the CCE-Steuben office or on your computer at https://zoom.us/j/823294081. Learn how to get started with as little as $20 a month.
- Five Critical Estate Planning Documents with Attorney Patrick Roth 1:00-3:00 pm at the Steuben County Office Building Annex, 20 East Morris St., Bath. Is your estate plan a comprehensive one?
- Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? with CCE-Steuben Financial Educator Nancy Reiglesperger 2:00-4:00 pm at the Wayland Library, 101 West Naples St., Wayland. Explore the sensitivity of guiding the passing on of personal possessions in this workshop!
- Cooking Matters at the Store 10:00am – 3:00 pm at Walmart, 3217 Silverback Lane, Painted Post. Look for us in the produce department. Families who take the tour will get $10 in free groceries! Come learn how to get the most nutrition for your food dollar!
- Lunch & Learn: Conquer Your Student Loans – Repayment Options and More! with Amy Irvine of Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies Noon – 1:00 pm either at the CCE-Steuben office or on your computer at https://zoom.us/j/574254393. Learn the different types of students loans and rules for public student loan forgiveness!
- Let’s Talk Credit with CCE-Steuben Financial Educator Nancy Reigelsperger 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Steuben County Office Building Annex, 20 East Morris St., Bath. Your credit and credit report are a critical component to your financial well-being.
- Making the Most of Social Security with H&H Financial Group 6:00-8:00 pm at the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning. Learn some retirement income-enhancing strategies.
More details on these events can be found at http://putknowledgetowork.org/finance/america-saves-week or by calling 607-664-2300. Classes are free, but please register your space in advance. Additional information and resources can be found on that webpage as well. We also hope you will Take the Pledge, a commitment to yourself to help reach your savings and debt reduction goals.
CCE-Steuben has volunteer budget coaches available if you would like individualized help with your financial budget. Sessions are free and confidential. Call 607-664-2300 to find out more. CCE-Steuben is located in the Steuben County Office Building Annex at 20 East Morris Street, Bath. For more information visit them at PutKnowledgeToWork.org.