Welcome to Charles County Saves
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Charles County Saves (CCS) and the CCS campaign were launched in 2012 by The Assets for Financial Independence Foundation (AFFIF), Inc. a 501 © (3) non-profit organization headquartered in Charles County, Maryland. CCS is a local initiative to the national America Saves annual campaign. America Saves Week, as is Charles County Saves Week, is a dedicated week that promotes good savings behavior.
The Charles County Saves campaign received a citation from the Governor of Maryland on December 23, 2013 and a Proclamation from the Charles County Commissioners on January 7, 2014, declaring the week of February 23, 2014 through March 1, 2014 "Charles County Saves Week". Join AFFIF and its partners for the 2014 Charles County Saves Campaign by attending one of seven free seminars held at the Charles County Library (West Branch). All events are free but registration is required at http://affif.ticketleap.com.
2012 CCS Accomplishments
The 1st Annual Charles County Saves Campaign featured 22 free seminars throughout Charles County in partnership with the public and private sector as well as the faith community. Five-hundred and thirty seven (537) Charles and Prince George's County residents attended one of the 22 seminars, focused on developing better money smart habits. The 2nd Annual Charles County Saves campaign will launch on January 7, 2014 with the Charles County Commissioners issuing a Proclamation to AFFIF and its partners in recognition of Charles County Saves. While the Proclamation will symbolize the start of the campaign, the 7 free seminars held at the Charles County Library (West Branch), represent the goals of the campaign which include:
- Contributing to existing efforts focused on educating adults and youth on personal finance topics, especially the need for regular savings;
- Encouraging Charles County residents to build wealth through their retirement plan and to save money for an emergency;
- Enrolling Charles County residents in the free American Savers Campaign (www.AmericaSaves.org) through the local Charles County Saves campaign;
- Educating Charles County residents about AFFIF's Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) match savings program.
- Educating youth and parents about our I Have a Dream Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneur Program.
More information about AFFIF's Creating Cash, Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) and the I Have A Dream Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneur Program can be found at www.affif.org or www.Facebook.com/pathwaytoindependence. Click the link (http://youtu.be/ExpefMKj5nI) to learn about tips for saving and budgeting as well as about Charles County Saves. Like us at Facebook.com/charlescountysaves and Facebook.com/pathwaytoindependence to follow the campaign and receive tips on saving.
Developing a habit of saving is an important ingredient in building wealth as is debt elimination. It is hard to build wealth when you’re overwhelmed by debt. Click on the links to learn more about strategies to get out of debt and build wealth. You are encouraged to contact Karen Burroughs-Grissom (301-753-1061) of Wells Fargo at Rosewick Crossing in La Plata, Maryland, our banking partner who will assist you with all of your financial services needs.
Meet a Saver
For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,” the Illinois State University junior said. “I found out I wasn’t always able to buy the things I wanted.” His parents introduced him to the concepts of budgeting, saving, and money management. He has taken that advice to heart and is now regularly saving. Read his story.
Benefits of Charles County Saves
- Monthly e-mails from financial experts
- Quarterly newsletters
- Access to online member-only savings tools and calculators
- Saving strategies and tips to help your achieve your goals
Who are We
The Assets for Financial Independence Foundation (AFFIF) Inc., founded in 2011, is a national non-profit 501 © (3) headquartered in Charles County, Maryland. AFFIF is committed to economic empowerment and generational change through financial education and the implementation of asset and economic development strategies, such as the America Saves campaign; our Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) program; and our "I Have a Dream" Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneur Academy.