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Keep Holiday Spending in Check

  Jenny Sanford, AFC® Most people have had the experience of moving through the holidays, wondering what the financial impact will be in January.  One way to avoid this feeling is to start with the end in mind. Decide what is most important and discard that which no longer serves you.   Love food? Invite [...]

2022-11-18T14:21:26-06:00November 18th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

Let’s Talk Medical Debt

by  Jenny Sanford, AFC® Imagine yourself experiencing the joy of a new baby or the fear of being ill and not knowing when you will feel better. In both situations, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed navigating the complicated process of getting care along with the ups and downs of life. Pre-approvals, in and out [...]

2022-09-06T13:10:07-05:00September 6th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

College Savings Planning

 Jenny Sanford, AFC® Paying for a post-high school education can be a significant investment in the life of a child. We can help you start at any age level. Financial Empowerment coaches can provide assistance with filling out Financial Aid forms and talking about the pros and cons of student loans. We also emphasize that [...]

2022-07-15T16:12:05-05:00July 15th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

Building Credit

How Healthy is Your Credit Score? Jenny Sanford, AFC® Just like a yearly check-up with your doctor, financial experts advise people to check their credit reports once a year. Neighbors Financial Empowerment counselors work with you to access your report and score, as well as provide counseling to build healthy credit.   A healthy score allows [...]

2022-05-10T15:38:52-05:00May 10th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

Inflation Impact

Financial Empowerment Program Inflation Impact by Jenny Sanford, AFC®, Financial Empowerment Program Manager We've all experienced the impact of inflation over the past few months with rising prices at the grocery store. Inflation is the increase in prices and a fall in purchasing power.  It can happen incrementally, or rapidly, in response to instability in [...]

2022-04-13T09:59:23-05:00April 11th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

Financial Empowerment: America Saves Week

America Saves Week February 21 - 26, 2022 Neighbors’ Financial Empowerment Program aims to improve the financial well-being of those in the communities we serve.  Some of the ways we do this is by helping people stretch their dollars and save money. We provide education, access to safe products and opportunities to build skills [...]

2022-02-16T12:14:51-06:00February 16th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|
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