Welcome to West Virginia Saves
Saving on a Tight Budget
FDIC Money Smart -
A Financial Education Program
The Money Smart Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) is a friendly and easy to use learning tool that teaches the 10 modules of the Money Smart curriculum through a computer. The CBI can complement formal classes or enable people to study independently at their own pace. The CBI is for users age 13 and over.
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.
About West Virginia Saves
West Virginia Saves is a coalition of financial institutions, faith-based organizations, employers, schools, non-profit organizations, and government entities working together to motivate individuals and families to build wealth by saving.
KISRA WVIDA Program
IDAs, or Individual Development Accounts, are special matched savings accounts designed to help families and individuals of modest means establish a pattern of regular saving and, ultimately, purchase a "productive asset." A "productive asset" is something of value that is likely to return substantial long-term benefits to its owner-- benefits like security, stability and opportunities for more income. WVIDA program participants may use their savings and match money toward the purchase of a home, small business capitalization or post-secondary education. - Learn more