Whether you’re interested in developing a workable spending and savings plan, getting out of debt, taking a look at your credit report, buying a home, or planning for your financial future, Peach State Federal Credit Union wants to help. That’s why we’ve partnered with the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program to provide access to free and confidential financial counseling and education. The experts at BALANCE can help you identify the areas that need the most attention, then recommend just what you need to achieve your financial goals.
Toll-free Information Line
Multilingual InfoLine counselors are available immediately to answer a wide variety of money management and credit questions.
Money Management Counseling
During an hour-long goal-oriented session, a counselor will review your current spending plan and develop a plan of action to help you reach your goals.
Credit Report Review
A specialist will review the information in your credit report as well as reporting regulations and strategies for getting your credit in shape. BALANCE can provide a low-cost copy of the credit report or direct you to acquire one on your own – either at no charge through the Annual Credit Report Request Service or for a small fee through the credit reporting agencies.
Home Purchase Education
BALANCE provides comprehensive pre-purchase housing education that ranges from learning about credit scores to the necessary savings to help you take the steps to homeownership.
Identity Theft Solutions
Your BALANCE counselor can provide tools and guidance for protecting against identity theft, and also assist with recovery if you’ve been victimized.
Debt Management Plan
A popular solution for members who are struggling with debt, BALANCE consolidates bill payments in an effort to streamline repayment. Some creditors may be willing to lower payments and/or reduce or eliminate interest and fees as a benefit of using the service.
Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
For homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments – or who fear they may be unable to pay in the future – BALANCE provides early delinquency intervention counseling to explore the available options, along with the benefits and consequences of each.
Library of Education Materials
The BALANCE library of education materials and tools is available to you through our Web site.
It is our mission to provide quality financial services to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our member-owners. Part of that mission is providing our member-owners with the tools they need to meet their financial goals! Call BALANCE today at 888.456.2227 or visit www.balancepro.net for more information.
Article adapted from BALANCE.