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Lessons from a Financial Coach: Prioritize Expenses, Identify Resources, and Make a Plan

lessons from a financial coach

A Short-Term Guide to Navigating A Financial Crisis

By Chris Capellan, TrustPlus Financial Coach

If you’re like many of TrustPlus’ clients, the last few months likely have been a trying time, and you’ve been doing the best to get by. Perhaps you or someone in your family may have lost a job, access to reliable childcare, or God-forbid, a loved one. Expenses may have gone up, like groceries and electricity, because your kids are home all day and doing remote schooling. You may be stressed about money, feeling overwhelmed, and unsure how to start planning for a future that is so full of uncertainty and unanswered questions.

You are not alone.

Based on our conversations with hundreds of clients […]

Lessons from a Financial Coach: Prioritize Expenses, Identify Resources, and Make a Plan2020-10-28T19:11:51-04:00

A.M. Money, Neighborhood Trust Launch Pilot to Set Recent College Grads on Path to Financial Security

financial security for college graduates

Pilot program to enable college grads to receive TrustPlus™ financial coaching, build foundation for financial health as they enter a challenging job market

TrustPlus is the first in a suite of tools and products that A.M. Money will offer over the next year

CHICAGO, IL — July 28, 2020 — A.M. Money, a Chicago-based student loan company that provides low-interest, no-cosigner loans to low- and middle-income college students, is partnering with the nonprofit Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, a national leader in the field of worker financial health, to provide TrustPlus, a financial coaching benefit delivered via employers and fintechs, to recent college […]

A.M. Money, Neighborhood Trust Launch Pilot to Set Recent College Grads on Path to Financial Security2020-07-29T15:19:05-04:00

Pequeñas empresas: ¿necesita un préstamo para superar el coronavirus? Considere una cooperativa

Las cooperativas de crédito son una fuente importante de PPP y otros préstamos para pequeñas empresas.

Small Businesses: Need a Loan Because You Were Impacted Financially by the Coronavirus

Escrito por Christopher Starr, Director de Asistencia Técnica

Durante la pandemia de coronavirus, muchas pequeñas empresas buscan recursos y apoyo para llegar a fin de mes. El Programa de Protección de Pago (PPP) de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA) es una de las fuentes de financiación más conocidas y está disponible a través de instituciones financieras que se asocian con la SBA.

Muchas personas han solicitado préstamos a través de los bancos tradicionales. Desafortunadamente, debido a que los bancos tradicionales han estado utilizando sus estándares de suscripción estrictos y habituales para […]

Pequeñas empresas: ¿necesita un préstamo para superar el coronavirus? Considere una cooperativa2020-07-02T08:13:13-04:00

Cash Relief with Humanity Forward and SaverLife

Human Stories of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Neighborhood Trust recently partnered with SaverLife to distribute $1,000 checks generously funded by Humanity Forward to Bronx residents financially impacted by the coronavirus.

Our clients are among the hardest hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic, the hardest to reach, and most likely to be unsupported by the government’s relief efforts. They are small business owners, gig workers, healthcare workers. They are immigrants, documented and undocumented. They are working parents who unexpectedly have to pay for childcare now that school is closed. They are children who now have to […]

Cash Relief with Humanity Forward and SaverLife2021-03-04T11:14:37-05:00

TLC Launches Resource Center Offering Legal, Financial and other Services to Hard Hit Drivers, Owners

May 12, 2020 – New York – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) launched its Driver Resource Center (https://portal.driverresourcecenter.tlc.nyc.gov) May 12, offering a wide range of services to all TLC-licensed drivers and medallion owner-drivers. Among the services available to licensees are legal services, financial counseling, health and mental health referrals, and public benefits application support.

  • Medallion owner-drivers can work with a legal professional to review loan agreements, renegotiate relevant financing agreements, challenge debt collections or judgments and much more.
  • Drivers can schedule a free, one-on-one appointment over the phone with a financial counselor to manage money and create a spending plan, develop a strategy to minimize debt, draft letters to creditors to lower payments or temporarily suspend payments due to hardship, keep personal […]
TLC Launches Resource Center Offering Legal, Financial and other Services to Hard Hit Drivers, Owners2020-06-19T10:36:30-04:00

Small Businesses: Need a Loan to Get through the Coronavirus? Consider a Credit Union

Credit unions are an important source for PPP and other loans for small businesses

Small Businesses: Need a Loan Because You Were Impacted Financially by the Coronavirus?
By Christopher Starr, Director of Technical Assistance

Many small businesses are looking for resources and support to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program (or PPP) is one of the most well-known sources of funding and available through financial institutions that partner with the SBA. Many people have applied through traditional banks for a loan. Unfortunately, because traditional banks have been using their usual, strict underwriting standards to decide whether or not to give a loan—rather than taking into account the unusual circumstances caused by the pandemic—too many […]

Small Businesses: Need a Loan to Get through the Coronavirus? Consider a Credit Union2020-06-11T11:59:10-04:00
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