Budgeting, loans, credit, debt...just hearing those words can be overwhelming. In the confusing world of finances, SmartMoney is designed to help you understand money in a simple way so that you can set and accomplish your financial goals!
SmartMoney has been a leading provider of comprehensive financial education since 1988, working to empower families to achieve their financial goals while enhancing the quality of life in our community.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer comprehensive financial education workshops that focus on numerous topics pertaining to personal financial management, including tools and techniques to help control spending, increase savings, avoid scams, address debt, identify financial goals and further align income with expenses.
Workshops are available 9am-3pm, Tuesday-Friday and on Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm
PERSONAL FINANCIAL COUNSELING
Personal financial counseling meetings are available to eligible participants seeking additional support balancing their income with expenses. Financial counseling can offer insights on addressing credit issues, cutting unnecessary spending, and increasing savings. In addition, participants will receive help identifying financial goals and creating a comprehensive plan to achieve financial goals such as buying a home, buying or financing a car, increasing credit score(s) and much more!
Personal Financial Counseling is based on your availability
All SmartMoney services are provided free-of-charge.
HOW TO ENROLL
1. Call CityLink Center to Sign Up for an Info Session.
SmartMoney is a program within the CityLink Center. CityLink is one place with all kinds of services. Call CityLink at (513)-357-2000 and let them know you would like to enroll in SmartMoney. Program. You will be asked a few questions to ensure you're eligible and then get scheduled an Info Session.
2. Come to an Info Session.
Attend an Info Session, become familiar with all CityLink's programs and services, then get scheduled for an initial Goal Session to meet your CityLink Service Coordinator
3. Meet with your Service Coordinator.
In your Goal Session, your Service Coordinator will help you create detailed personal goals and schedule your SmartMoney Financial Education workshops.
SmartMoney's financial education has been wonderful and has blessed my whole family.
I couldn’t keep five dollars in my pocket before meeting with my SmartMoney financial counselor, Michelle. Through SmartMoney, I saved enough to purchase a car and have put thousands in savings! If I can do it, trust me, you can do it
SmartMoney is more than just financial counseling. It's a community of support and accountability.