Financial Empowerment Center

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The Financial Empowerment Center offers free one-on-one financial counseling as a public service for all Central Ohio residents. Our financial counselors are trained and certified by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to help you navigate complex financial challenges and reach your financial goals. This service is offered to all Central Ohio adults, free of charge, through a partnership with Jewish Family Services and the City of Columbus.

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DECREASE DEBT

Develop a personalized plan to overcome the cycle of debt and work towards becoming debt free.

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IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT SCORE

Review your credit report and learn new strategies for building your credit score

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BANKING

Learn how to open a safe and affordable bank account and use it to your benefit

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SAVINGS

Set savings goals and establish healthy savings habits

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Meet the Financial Counselors

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Tami Saunders is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Sociology. She has a long history of coaching individuals to navigate challenging circumstances successfully. Tami is passionate about empowering her clients with the building block of financial wellness in order to enrich their lives.
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Marcia Slekitis earned her MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University. She brings a strong level of compassion and years of experience in counseling and coaching individuals through positive connections. Marcia is an organized and empathetic professional who is passionate about helping people meet their financial goals. She speaks Brazilian Portuguese, English, and intermediate level Spanish.

The Financial Empowerment Center is a collaborative partnership between the City of Columbus and Jewish Family Services.

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Get in Touch

Ebner Building
1070 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209

Call Us: (614) 231-1890

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 By phone at  614-237-9675

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