Financial Education Archives - United Way of Greater St. Louis

5 Ways Your Support Betters Our Region

Because of you, this year’s United Way campaign raised more for our community than ever before. Because of you, more people will find the help they need. Because of you, our community will continue to grow and thrive. Because of you, more people will live their best possible lives.

Here’s a glimpse at how your support positively impacts our community today, tomorrow and well into the future:Continue Reading

5 Keys to Living Your Best Possible Life

Helping people. It’s our mission. It’s our purpose. It’s what we do.

With your support, we provide food and shelter, foster learning, improve health, establish financial stability and strengthen communities for the entire St. Louis region, all to help people live their best possible lives.

Here are five ways you can live your best possible life:Continue Reading

Head Start Classrooms Learn the Importance of Saving

United Way believes in educating the whole family about financial stability. That is why, for the last two years, the A.S.S.E.T. Project, a United Way matched savings program for Head Start families, has partnered with COUNTRY Financial to provide a Money Smart Kids Read event to Head Start children at United Way member agencies, including Grace Hill Settlement House and YWCA of Metro St. Louis. Continue Reading

Grow Your Savings with this Simple Worksheet

Plain and simple: chances are you’re losing money. While your big expenses – housing, utilities, food, car payments, general debt – cannot simply go away, there are smaller things we tend to mindlessly spend on that are wants, not needs. Totaling all these expenses will provide you with a realistic number to determine just how much you are able to save. By making a few changes to your everyday life, you can stash away a bit more cash over the course of a year.Continue Reading