125 North Fulton St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-4611
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FINANCIAL COUNSELING

TWO WAYS TO OBTAIN FINANCIAL COUNSELING, BOTH FREE!

Our goal is to give you the tools necessary for you to become financially self-sufficient. Our hope is that these services will assist you in any way possible to meet your financial goals.

1. We partner with
BALANCE, a confidential financial counseling and education service. This service, available by phone (and with many online tools as well), is FREE to our members!

2. Sometimes a friendly face makes discussing finances easier. You might choose to contact Alternatives' Financial Counselor instead of calling BALANCE because our Counselor:

  • is well acquainted with Alternatives' products and services and would be able to advise which of our services might help you find your way to financial fitness;
  • has knowledge of local community services to direct you to for assistance with financial matters;

    can help you:
    — determine financial goals
    — develop spending plans
    — help with credit repair
    — help with credit choices

Appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM by e-mailing Brendan Wilbur or calling him at 216-3445.

 

 

 

 

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The Finger Lakes ReUse Center was awarded The Jeff Furman Award for Social Responsibility in Business at Alternatives’ 2012 annual meeting, with Executive Director Diane Cohen accepting the award. Cohen expressed her thanks: “We will hang the award prominently and proudly in our Reuse Center, and as we grow, we will continue to use this as a beacon, to continue our efforts to maximize our capacity to provide opportunities and relieve hardship. We know we are in solidarity with Alternatives on these issues. We're a young organization with a mission to enhance community, economy, and environment through reuse, and a priority to serve our community well. Receiving this award has been an honor and an affirmation.”


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