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Financial Counseling

Planning for financial stability.

For people with modest means or living in poverty, financial planning takes a back seat to immediate, emergency needs like food and housing. People and families living paycheck to paycheck can be thrown into financial crisis by relatively minor financial setbacks like unexpected expenses or a reduction in income. Financial counselors help clients through the financial crisis and coach them to long-term financial stability.

3,500

clients served

42

point average credit score increase

$1.7M

saved and/or debt eliminated

Services

NYLAG’s financial counselors help clients manage short-term crises and build long-term stability. Financial counseling services include:

  • Working with clients to manage, prioritize, and pay down debt
  • Helping clients create and maintain a budget, establish a savings plan, deal with income and expense volatility, and commit to financial goals
  • Assisting clients with establishing and improving credit reports and scores

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