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Announcing More Ways For You To Find Financial Hope  

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Do you find you’re struggling with a low-wage job, income and a lower credit score? You’re not alone.

While the 4.4% unemployment rate is falling, many of the new jobs are low-paying. With rising costs and income volatility, making ends meet is becoming more of a challenge. One in three today can’t cover a $2,000 emergency expense, according to the Center for Financial Services Innovation.

There’s a new opportunity to help you avoid this crisis. As new Credit Union Certified Financial Counselors, Latrinda Bowie and LeeAnne Burdette offer a systematic plan for spending, bill playing and saving.

Our counselors offer three types of counseling options: remedial, preventative and productive. They will help you dig into the myths and truths about money, encourage you to review your credit report, and help you piece together a systematic financial plan.

“The CCUFC designation prepares you for the many financial counseling obstacles you may encounter with a member,” said HopeSouth CEO Faye Crocker. “The CUNA Credit Union Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) teaches you the tools needed to help our members who are in crisis and educate them on how to avoid a crisis.”