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Financial Literacy Project

Every time I think I’m getting ahead, something else happens…

If this phrase sounds familiar, you are not alone.  Each year, thousands of families face financial struggles.  Whether a car breaks down, illness occurs, or your income simply doesn’t meet your needs, money worries can be frightening and cause many sleepless nights.

Overuse of credit, misinformation about money management, and challenging personal circumstances are just a few situations that cause financial stress.  Saving for a home or planning for a secure future may seem out of reach.

What can you do when managing your money seems overwhelming?

Our Mission … To promote sound financial literacy practices within Lebanon County through education, counseleing, and referral.

Our Vision

The Financial Literacy Project will establish financial education programs that:

  • Provide access to free one-on-one financial counseling to all residents of Lebanon County;
  • Increase awareness of available community support systems;
  • Decrease the number of families in need of emergency food and utilities, or emergency services to avoid homelessness.

How the program works

Financial Literacy Program counseling sessions are Free and Confidential

In one-on-one meetings with a counselor, you set financial goals. Together you will examine ways to reach your goals through money management education. Using skills developed in the couseling sessions, clients begin to make better financial choices.

Counseling sessions do not follow a cookie-cutter approach. You know your situation best, and our counselors work with you to develop a plan that is right for you.

Available Information:

Basic Budgeting:
Monthly payment calendars
Spending diaries
Tips to decrease spending
Developing financial goals
Pros & Cons of debt management plans
Checking accounts 101
Credit:
Building a credit history
Credit repair
Managing your credit cards
Credit card tips
Predatory lenders
Other Tools:
Surviving a lay-off
Free credit report
Emergency mortgage assistance
Getting the most from your tax return
Preventing and correcting identity theft

Program Funded by:
A Community Needs Impact Grant through the United Way of Lebanon AND Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation

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