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City of Racine FREE One-On-One Professional Financial Counseling Services

The Racine Financial Empowerment Center in Racine (FEC) offers one-on-one, confidential professional financial counseling as a free public service. Services are available to all residents regardless of income.

The Racine FEC helps you reduce your debt, improve your credit, create a budget, grow your savings, connect to safe and affordable financial products, plan for home ownership, and much more.

  • Need help managing or reducing your household debt?
  • Want advice on how to build or restore your credit?
  • Have a budget but need some specific tips on how to better save for your retirement?

Free Financial Counseling in Racine – Our Services

Our free financial counseling in Racine includes many services:

Savings

Saving for a big purchase or for an emergency can be intimidating, but our Counselors help you to break it down into manageable bites. Never forget to always pay yourself first!

Banking

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We've worked hard to establish relationships with a host of different banks and credit unions in the area and are knowledgeable about an array of financial products that can help you access mainstream banking services, even if you've had an account closed on you before.

Debt

Being in debt can feel like drowning, but we're here to help you take control. Our Counselors can help you create a plan to get out of debt and catch your breath again.

Credit

Whether you want to eventually buy a car, become a homeowner, start your own business, or just rent an apartment, you know that having a good credit score is important.

One-on-one professional financial counseling Racine

To Help Racine Residents Achieve Brighter Financial Futures!

The Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) offers free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a public service. The Racine FEC is a collaboration between the City of Racine and Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), a local nonprofit organization. The FEC's financial counselors are professionally trained and certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, counselors are meeting with Racine residents by phone or video until it is safe to have in-person meetings again. The one-on-one professional financial counseling offered by the FEC in Racine is free to all City residents. There are no income or program requirements for Racine residents to receive counseling from the Racine FEC.

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How we help you

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Your Free Financial Counseling Services

The Racine Financial Empowerment Centers offer free, one-on-one professional financial counseling to all residents.

Racine Financial Empowerment Center counselors can help you:
  • Increase Your Savings
  • Pay Down Your Debt
  • Access Safe & Affordable Banking
  • Improve Your Credit
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  • Take control of your debt
  • Deal with debt collectors
  • Improve your credit & Using Credit Wisely
  • Build your savings
  • Investments and Future Planning
  • Money Management and Budgeting
  • Find safe and affordable financial products
  • Banking and Basic Financial Transactions
  • Student Loans
  • Bankruptcy
  • Homeownership
  • Insurance and Benefits

How It Works

Schedule an appointment* with a counselor at a time and location that works best for you.

Receive a follow-up call from your counselor and gather the documents you might need for the session.

Attend your first session and work with your counselor on creating a plan to achieve your goals.

Follow your financial plan & schedule a follow-up appointment with your counselor to keep working toward your goals.

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Counselors

Dasheika Kidd

Dasheika Kidd

Program Manager

My name is Dasheika Kidd and I am the Program Manager for the new Racine Financial Empowerment Center.

Curtis Szymczak

Curtis Szymczak

Financial Counselor

Hello, my name is Curtis Szymczak. I am a financial counselor here at the Financial Empowerment Center in Racine,

Xenia Jackson

Bilingual Financial Counselor

My name is Xenia Jackson and I am a Bilingual Financial Counselor for the Racine Financial Empowerment Center.