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.


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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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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are still working hard and our intake lines are open, but please note that our physical office is closed.

During these unprecedented times, we’ve launched a free NY COVID-19 Legal Resources Hotline and compiled the latest legal and financial counseling updates.