Welcome to Everyone Can Save

Few Iowans are saving adequately for retirement or other major purchases like homes and college. Many households have no emergency savings for unexpected expenditures like a car repair or large medical bill. The good news, however, is with more encouragement and support, more Iowans learn the skills to save and build wealth, not debt.

This website is the result of efforts of several Central Iowa organizations that encourage individuals and families to save money and build financial stability.
Everyone Can Save is a United Way of Central Iowa initiative.

Programs To Promote Financial Stability

United Way of Central Iowa supports a number of programs focused on improving the financial stability of the community. More programs are being planned, so let us know if you are interested. To learn more, click on the descriptions below:
• Central Iowa Saves
• Money Smart Week
• Piggy Bank Savers
BankOn Des Moines
• VITA Tax Sites
• Financial Coach Training
• Workplace Education

Money-saving Quick-Tips

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Our quick tips section is packed with money-saving tips and materials. Get quick ideas on everything from saving money on your food to learning about credit. This section includes articles and downloadable sheets. Some download sheets are in Spanish.

One-On-One Support

United Way of Central Iowa has developed many useful programs and resources for savers, including one-on-one coaching from experts. If you need help or advice, check out the links below or in the sidebar.

• BankOn Des Moines--scheduled for 2013
• VITA sites for tax prep
• Financial coaching for trainers
• Workplace education for employers
* Project Money - Project Money is a financial literacy fair and forum coordinated by the Greater Iowa Credit Union.

Want to Become A Partner?

• Banks and credit unions who want to collaborate, click here to check out opportunities. Banks interested in the school visit program and savings lesson can download tips sheets here.

• Teachers, check out our classroom activities here.

• Employers, providing financial education to your employees can help your bottom line. Click here to see how we can help.

* Does your organization need to provide financial education for service providers? We can train your trainers...click here to check out our financial coaching.

* Need a basic budget calculator? The National Center for Children in Poverty has one that shows how much it takes for families to afford minimum daily necessities.

* Teachers, your school could earn $1,000 in the National Financial Capability Challenge. Download the how-to poster here.

Need Some Motivation? Meet our SuperSavers

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One of our goals is to work for financial stability within our community. As such, financial education is crucial to helping us accomplish that goal. We offer several ways for you to get on the savings path. Teachers, employers, bankers and savers...check out this website for ideas you can use and pass along. And, meet our "Super Savers."
who we are
This website is coordinated by the United Way of Central Iowa. It serves as a clearinghouse of information and an active promoter of financial education.
contact us
To submit ideas and programs, use the "contact us" button.

Email: jfogg@UnitedWayDM.org
what we do
The focus of this website is financial education. This includes access to resources, programs, ideas, and services.