One-on-One Financial Coaching
Financial Coaching is a free service provided by trained volunteers who can work with you one-on-one to make sure you have the tools, resources, and encouragement you need reach your financial goals.
Financial Coaches can help you:
- Create a plan for reaching your financial goals
- Create a budget
- Find a bank account that is right for you
- Check your credit and create a plan for improving your score
- Create a plan to reduce your debt
- Deal with debts in collection
- Create a plan to save for the future or for emergencies
- Provide access to emergency assistance, credit building, and savings products to eligible participants
Financial Coaches CANNOT help you:
- Choose or open investment accounts
- Advise on or file for bankruptcy
- Address legal matters
Some Financial Coaches specialize in the management of small business finances.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Financial Coaches are available by appointment only. Virtual appointments by phone or Zoom are available on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays. Limited in-person appointments are available at our two Prosper Center Locations.
Financial Coaching is available in Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati and American Sign Language. We work with interpretation services to provide Financial Coaching in other many languages as well.
Click here to schedule an appointment or call our Prosper Centers at 737-717-4000
Prosper Center – North
5900 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752
Bus Routes: 7, 337, 350
Prosper Center – South
2900 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78704
Bus Routes: 300
Financial Wellness Classes
Financial Wellness Classes are led by experienced financial coaches at our Austin housing communities, Prosper Centers, and online. Class topics include credit, debt, budgeting, and saving. Classes are interactive, allowing the instructor to tailor the class to the needs of participants.
How Money Smart Are You?
This is a suite of 14 games and related resources about everyday financial topics. It’s based on FDIC’s award-winning Money Smart program.
Play the games here.
To save your progress and earn certificates, be sure to create an account – it’s quick and free! We ask that you please indicate that you will be playing through an organization, and type Foundation Communities in the Organization Display Name box. (Creating an account and playing through Foundation Communities are optional.)
Money Smart Class Videos
This series of seven classes is packed with information you need to be successful in managing your money. Each video is 11 to 34 minutes long.
Watch the videos here.
Videos de clases Money Smart
Aquí le ofrecemos una serie de siete clases conteniendo la información que usted necesita para ser exitoso en la administración de su dinero. Cada video es de 10 a 18 minutos. Vea los vídeos aquí.
Fresh Start Loans
Fresh Start Loan helps borrowers get out of predatory loans such as payday and title loans. The Fresh Start Loan reports to all three main credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. This flexible loan never charges extra fees. In fact, it offers discounts if borrowers are able to pay back the loan early. This loan also offers APRs way below typical payday and title loans, regardless of the borrower’s credit score. A Fresh Start loan helps borrowers build credit, while saving them over $500 in the long run.
To apply, schedule an appointment with a Financial Coach, Click here to schedule an appointment or call our Prosper Centers at 737-717-4000
- You may qualify if you:
Are working toward goals with a Financial Coach
Currently have Payday and/or Title loans with a total balance up to $1,000
Have a valid Social Security Number
Have a checking account that you use regularly
Have online banking set up with your bank or credit union (a Financial Coach can help set this up)
Have regular take-home pay
SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS OF FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES HOUSING
Click below for information about the programs available exclusively to residents of Foundation Communities housing.
If you need assistance finding a job, food, childcare, mental health or substance abuse help, affordable healthcare, utility assistance or other resources, click below for a list of resources available in the community.
Si quiere encontrar oportunidades para trabajo, servicios para comida, guardería de niños, servicios de salud mental o abuso de substancias, servicios de salud, asistencia con la factura de luz u otros recursos, haga clic al continuar para una lista de recursos disponibles en la comunidad.
Meet Our Staff
To email staff use this format: first name.last [email protected].
- Erika Leos, Financial Wellness Program Manager
- Alexa Calderon, Financial Wellness Program Coordinator
- Maya Masterson, Financial Wellness Program Coordinator