Money Sense

Our counseling department is still operational, and available our normal business hours 8:00 am -5:00 pm. All counseling services are now remote instead of in-person until further notice.


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Vehicle Financing

My fiancé has driven the same vehicle since he drove it off the showroom floor 13 years ago. With the decision made to retire this vehicle in favor of something more reliable and more importantly affordable, we began the process of looking for the right family vehicle.  His birthday was coming up and living through […]

Challenges of Finance Being a Single Working Mom

The author of this blog qualified for an auto loan after working with Andrea Heller, our Money Sense Manager, to tackle bill paying and face down a creditor. I am a single mother and an educator. My child has complicated health and educational needs. We have moved many times in the past two decades, and […]

What do you think about financial counseling?

I started financial counseling during the foreclosure crisis in 2008. A decade ago many of my clients felt isolated by their financial struggles. It was challenging for adults who struggled with their finance to find professional assistance, and the area of personal finance appeared to be an exclusive world. Today, I hear more people speaking […]