Community-Based Financial Literacy Resources and Referrals

Operation Hope, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, located inside the SunTrust Bank, provides a free credit and money management program that will help those seeking assistance and resources with resources to assist with money management and toward a better financial future. Operation Hope certified financial coaches also provide free mortgage delinquency counseling to those who are at risk of foreclosure. Services also include:

, How to negotiate with your lender

. Steps to avoid foreclosure

. Credit Coaching Program and Money

Management Workshop

The Financial Literacy Program is designed to each the basics of preparing a budget and how to read a credit report. Operation Hope also offers a credit coaching program and money management workshop. Topics include:

. Budgeting

. Paying off debt and saving money

. Understanding your credit score

. How to read your credit report

. Your rights as a consumer

. Settling accounts

. Disputing inaccurate information

For more information, call toll-free 888-388-4673(HOPE) to speak with an Operation Hope representative or visit:

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