Asset Building Resources

Are you in crisis?

If so, 211.org is the best way to connect with someone how can help.

Does your household have enough savings to meet your basic needs for three months?
Basic needs include things like housing, utilities, food, transportation, and childcare.
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That’s good news! Did you know that 39% of households in Forsyth County do not have three months of resources set aside? This is called Asset Poverty and it has a big impact on our community overall.

LEARN ABOUT THE COMMUNITY IMPACT

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You’ve taken an important step in understanding your household’s financial situation. Building a plan to set aside money is a great next step, and will help a lot if something unexpected happens, like a job loss or health crisis.

LET’S GET STARTED BUILDING A PLAN

I DON'T KNOW...

Understanding your household’s financial situation is the first step in being prepared for an unexpected life event like a job loss or health emergency.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP NOW

Informational Resources

2012 Assets and Opportunity Profile: Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

This asset poverty report from Prosperity Now catalyzed the creation of the Asset Building Coalition. 

Credit Reporting Services

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National League of Cities Executive Summary

Findings from the city scan of local financial inclusion efforts conducted by the National League of Cities.

The National Industry Standards for Financial Capability

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Informational Brochure

General information on the Asset Building Coalition of Forsyth County

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Prosperity Now Scorecards

The Prosperity Now Scorescards provide local measures of financial health across major issue areas:

Recommended Reading

What Its Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities, and the Nation.

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2017 Poverty Thought Force Report

Forsyth Futures Community Indicators

Community Indicator dashboards track how our community is changing over time based on key measures of community wellbeing.

Agency Services

Through our agency partners we can provide support with:

Financial Calculators

Use these handy calculators to determine what kind of an impact a major purchase, new loan, savings contribution, or going back school may have on your financial life:

Student Loans

Small or Personal Loans

Life Insurance

Mortgage

Credit Cards

Financial Health Checkup

MyMoneyCheckUp®

Are you struggling to pay bills? Are collection agencies calling? Do you have savings for an emergency? Do you want to own your own home? If you have questions about your financial wellbeing, the MyMoneyCheckUp service from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling can help you find a better understanding. 

Employment Opportunities

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Chamber of Commerce Job Listings

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Indeed, Winston-Salem

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City of Winston-Salem

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LinkedIn

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CareerBuilder

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Forsyth County

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