When bills are piling up, it’s important to remember that you’re still in control. While you are ultimately responsible for paying all of your bills on time, there are things you can do if you fall short one month and don’t have enough money to cover everything.
We’ve recently updated the Your Money, Your Goals webpages. The updated pages provide new resources that make it simpler for staff and organizations to access our tools. Our toolkit, companion guides, and Behind on Bills booklet can all be downloaded or ordered for free.
These organizations will receive training and technical assistance on how to use the Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment materials.
The Office of Financial Empowerment is requesting Letters of Interest from organizations who wish to join the 2017 Your Money, Your Goals cohort.
"Your Money, Your Goals: Focus on Native Communities" provides tips and tools based on the wisdom of tribal staff and organizations that serve native communities.
We released the results of a Project Catalyst research project finding that offering a small incentive to prepaid card users to put some of their money into a savings wallet doubled uptake of the wallet.
This expansion builds on the success of last year’s launch of Your Money, Your Goals. Since then, we’ve trained over 2,000 frontline staff in both public and private non-profit social service organizations.
In the six months since we announced the release of Your Money, Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Social Services Programs, organizations across the country have been at work equipping frontline social services staff to use its information and tools to help their clients learn financial decision-making skills. This comprehensive guide to empowered financial decision-making covers topics like budgeting daily expenses, managing debt, and avoiding financial tricks and traps.
There are certain occasions in everyone’s life when one decision can have long-lasting effects. How will you pay for college? Which mortgage should you choose? Where will you turn when you need credit? When will you start saving for retirement? How you answer these questions and others like them can profoundly impact your financial future. […]