Freddie Cosmo learned about Urban Upbound’s Financial Fitness program from the NYC Office of Financial Empowerment website. When Freddie started working with Urban Upbound’s financial counselor, he was between jobs and was overwhelmed by his student loan debt. Freddie was looking for guidance on how to better manage his finances.
With the assistance of a financial counselor, Freddie has learned to actively track his income and expenses, secured an affordable payment plan with Sallie Mae, and opened a savings account at Urban Upbound’s Credit Union.
Furthermore, utilizing the Office of Financial Empowerment’s Safe Start program, Freddie opened a checking account with Capital One.
As a result, Freddie is confident about his financial situation. He has also enrolled in Urban Upbound’s Workforce Development program where he is receiving support to prepare for interviews, sharpening his skills, and accessing employment opportunities.