The Office of Financial Empowerment welcomes 61 organizations to receive Your Money, Your Goals training and technical assistance to expand the reach of financial empowerment tools and information to economically vulnerable consumers.
Whether you’re helping people get a job, find a place to live, or deal with a legal problem, money always comes up. Your Money, Your Goals can help your staff and volunteers start the conversation. We’re looking for 40 organizations to work with us in 2018 to bring Your Money, Your Goals to the people you serve.
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.