$tand By Me® is a statewide financial empowerment program designed to help Delawareans to take charge of their finances. This program is a priority of Governor Jack Markell and a joint project of the State and United Way of Delaware. $tand By Me® was launched in 2011 and offers an array of innovative services, free of charge to consumers. This includes:
Personal Financial Coaching on topics such as managing debt, understanding credit, budgeting, savings, investing, etc;
Consumer Friendly Financial Services (for loans, savings and transactions);
College Access Services including financial planning for college and help with financial aid and student loan debt; and
Referrals to Community and Public Programs that specialize in specific financial issues, such as debt consolidation, home ownership, investing, bankruptcy, and foreclosure assistance.
For starters, you can get your free credit report and a coach to help you understand it.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 302-255-9271 or visit the website www.StandByMeDE.org. Check out facebook.com/StandByMeDelaware for activities and events related to financial empowerment.
$tand By Me® works with over 50 community and business partners statewide to provide free financial services.