Lifespan's Smartmoney Program


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MI S S I O N
To provide financial services and economic education to underserved individuals in Over-the-Rhine and Greater Cincinnati Communities.

V I S I O N
Lifespan's SmartMoney Financial Counseling and Education will be the leading provider of comprehensive affordable financial services and economic education, empowering families to achieve their financial goals while enhancing the quality of life in our community.

S T A N D A R D S
Lifespan's SmartMoney Financial Counseling and Education is listed nationally as an adopter of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. As an adopter SmartMoney is committed to serve families and communities with consistent service and professional excellence in homeownership education
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Lifespan's SmartMoney Financial Education and Counseling provides financial services and economic education to underserved individuals in Greater Cincinnati Communities.

We are the leading provider of comprehensive affordable financial services and economic education, empowering families to achieve their financial goals while enhancing the quality of life in our community.

Lifespan's SmartMoney Community Services provides our community with the following services:

Financial Education
Lifespan's SmartMoney Comprehensive Financial Literacy package – SmartDollars and Sense workshops, SmartChange one-on-one financial counseling, and SmartTax – is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Utilizing workshops, seminars, one-on-one financial counseling, and free tax preparation services, participants receive valuable information on budgeting, effectively managing credit and pinpointing long-term savings goals.

Entrepreneurship Training
SmartBusiness is a pioneer for comprehensive micro enterprise business training and lending in the urban core of Cincinnati. The 12-week program assists participants with business plan development, site acquisition, research, marketing, personnel and financial management.

Matched Savings Incentive Programs
SmartStep Savings is a matched savings incentive or Individual Development Account (IDA) program that provides participants with a 2:1 savings match towards a goal of homeownership, entrepreneurship, or post-secondary education. Participants must save for a minimum of 1-year and a maximum of 3, and are required to complete a 12-month workshop series covering topics in budgeting, credit, and savings.

Homeownership Training
The SmartHome Ownership Workshop is a multi-week course that educates potential first-time homebuyers on the various aspects of purchasing a home, such as money management, the role of the realtor, finding the right house, choosing a mortgage and other related topics. SmartHome Pre-Purchase Counseling sessions take a more in-depth look at factors affecting a homebuying decision such as basic budgeting and clearing up derogatory credit.

 
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Music Hall Corbett Tower
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SmartMoney Community Services is now part of LifeSpan!
Effective January 1 2013, SmartMoney Community Services became a part of LifeSpan. LifeSpan is s private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, multi-service organization founded in 1945. Last year LifeSpan served over 13,000 clients in all programs from offices in Hamilton, Middleton, and Mason. As a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, LifeSpan has been offering financial counseling and financial education services since 1981 and served over 3,400 people last year.

This union brings together two well known, highly regarded financial counseling agencies in Southwest Ohio. Together, we will be able to offer new and expanding services to our clients. Please visit the LifeSpan website for more information.


 

 

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