Everyone needs a little financial guidance especially when we start to spend a little more on holiday necessities.  Lutheran Social Services is bringing a new tool to the Duluth area that is free and can help you with your personal financial goals.

Get a jump start on those goals with Sharpen Your Financial Focus, even if you’ve never quite gotten on top of your bills, followed a monthly budget or made much progress toward your retirement goals.  It's a free and offered by LSS Financial Counseling in Duluth.

The program is part of a nationwide initiative, launched by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) in partnership with major financial service companies.  LSS Financial Counseling, a member of the NFCC, is providing Minnesota residents with financial reviews, financial self-assessment tools, and educational workshops as a part of the initiative.

 This is the perfect opportunity for individuals and families to improve their finances by using this free tool,” said Elaina Johannessen, LSS Financial Counseling Supervisor.

Here’s how you can participate in the Sharpen Your Financial Focus program.

• Take an online financial self-assessment tool designed to increase financial awareness, and provide consumers with concrete steps to improve their financial well-being. [Financial Assessement]

• Contact LSS Financial Counseling by calling 888.577.2227 to schedule an appointment with an NFCC-Certified Financial Professional for a financial review.[More Information]

With professional guidance, LSS Financial Counseling helps people with debt gain the confidence they need to succeed. All financial counselors are NFCC-certified as consumer credit and housing counselors. They can work in-person with individuals and families or provide financial counseling by phone or online. [List of Services]

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