Author Archives: Communications

Why It’s Important to Talk to Your Spouse/Partner about Money

(This is a guest post by Reginald Garth, Operation HOPE Financial Wellbeing Coach) You and your spouse or partner may not always agree on how to spend money. But it is important to work together for mutual benefit. Why is it important to talk to your spouse/partner about money? Because financial savings also translates to relationship savings. When you…

How Credit Counseling Can Improve Your Finances

When one goes to the doctor for a check-up, the nurse starts by checking your vitals: temperature, weight, blood pressure, etc. This allows the doctor to better understand what is going on with your health and offer solutions to remedy and maintain a good, healthy lifestyle.

The same idea can be applied to credit counseling: it is a check-up of your financial health. Improving financial status can improve your life, and one of the best ways to do that is by having a counselor or coach to aid you on your path to financial independence.

Receiving credit counseling provides steps on how to create and execute a budget, knowledge and understanding of how savings works, and having the confidence to pay down/pay off past debts. All of this works towards improving financial standing.

Debt can be intimidating if you allow it to be. Credit counseling can help you overcome financial intimidation with financial confidence and independence.

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Free Tax Return Preparations for Low-to-Moderate Income, Seniors and People with Disabilities

Need help filing your tax returns? The National Association of Black Accountants are sponsoring free tax return preparations for seniors, low-to-moderate income, and people with disabilities every Saturday, January 26 – April 13, 2019 at the CareSTL Health (formerly Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Ctr.) at 5471 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112…

Treasurer’s Office Shares College Kids Knowledge with Visitors from Flint

(This is a guest post by Ellen O’Neill, College Kids Coordinator)  This week, the Treasurer’s Office had the distinct pleasure of hosting a working group from Flint, Michigan, tasked with designing and implementing a children’s savings account program for their region. The group, which included representatives from the Flint Community Foundation and school district, made…