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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Financial Services

Government Shutdown assistance:

Survived the shutdown - for now?   Prepare now for your future emergency.  Schedule a one-to-one session with one of our Award Winning experts in Financial Counseling or Credit Improvement.  Virginia Cooperative Extension is a Certified HUD counseling agency.  Let us review with you your current financial situation, share tools and apps available, and walk through some ideas and options that will help your money go farther - every month.   If needed - here are some links to resources.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/furlough-guidance/ucfe-claims-q-and-a-for-opms-website.pdf

https://www.communityservicesagency.org/uploads/1/0/3/9/103976742/2018_goverment_shutdown_resource_guide.pdf

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/city-desk/article/21039955/the-furloughed-federal-employees-guide-to-the-2019-shutdown-in-dc

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NEED TAX TIME Assistance?  START HERE

If you made less than $54,000 last year, you are eligible to use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, where volunteers prepare your return for free. The IRS sponsors the program, but VITA sites can be in community centers, schools, libraries or college campuses. Use the free tax help locator to see what’s available near you.

Ready to learn new tools for financial decision-making? We offer financial seminars including Saving & Spending Strategies, Getting Ready for Taxes, Financial Recovery and more!  Click the Financial Education link in the left menu for a list of seminars.

Please email smartmoney@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-6287 to schedule a counseling session

Congratulations to Virginia cooperative extension prince William for winning the

Lighting the Way Award for financial counseling from the SunTrust foundation - Oct 18, 2018!

The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognizes select nonprofit organizations that strengthen their local communities through programs that help people better their circumstances and gain financial confidence.

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Pictured are Virginia Cooperative Extension Unit Director, Paige Thacker, Muriel Garr, Vice-President the SunTrust Foundation, and Victoria Neeley, Program Manager for Virginia Cooperative Extension Financial Education and Housing Counseling Program. 

FINANCIAL COUNSELING & COACHING - Take the first step toward effective money management

What is the state of your financial health? Meet with a financial expert for a complimentary and confidential financial picture.  Learn new tools to find where your money went and how to keep more of it.  Plan for significant life events, create a personal spending plan, manage your credit, increase your credit score! - and reduce debt.  We help you develop an action plan to achieve your personal financial goals.

 Two hours of your time will change your financial future! It is easier than expected.  

  • Meet one-on-one with our HUD trained Financial Counselor or Housing Counselor
    Compare income/expenses to your assets/debt; Compute your Net Worth
    Define your personal financial goals and create your personalized Action Plan 

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FREE TAX PREPARATION

GET YOUR TAXES DONE free at the Financial Empowerment Center 13370 Minnieville Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192.

Click here for hours: Financial Empowerment Center  Information on free help preparing for your taxes click here.  

 

 NEW TOLL-FREE COUNSELING NUMBER  1-833-501-8763

 Financial Budget Assessments, Coaching, and Counseling by appointment - email smartmoney@pwcgov.org  

Have you considered the cost of a financial advisor? No worries! We offer complimentary financial counseling that will show you where you are now financially, and help you develop a budget for where you would like to be.  START SAVING MONEY NOW - with our No Cost Counseling Services.

Want to improve your credit score?  We got you covered.  Ask your counselor to pull your credit report with the score during your financial appointment.  This will not affect your score.  Questions or to make an appointment email smartmoney@pwcgov.org or contact us at 703-792-6287.   

Follow us on Twitter for class offerings or financial resource information @FinEdVCE

     Counseling Locations: 


Sudley North Government Center

7987 Ashton Avenue

Manassas, VA 20109


Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building

15941 Donald Curtis Drive

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Financial Empowerment Center 

 13370 Minnieville Rd. 

Woodbridge, VA 22792

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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Financial Education & Housing Counseling Program 
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas, VA 20109
smartmoney@pwcgov.org

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NEW TOLL-FREE COUNSELING NUMBER  1-833-501-8763
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  Directions to County buildings, click here.

 VCE Prince William staff does not report to any credit bureau or sell or endorse any product or service. VCE Prince William staff respects every client's right to privacy and confidentiality.  Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6287/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.

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