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 Counselors instead of calling BALANCE because our Counselors:

  • are 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 Becki Hawley.

 

 

 

 

 

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My family's credit union has been Alternatives since '96; We liked the mission, and who could resist banking in a converted house? In 2005 I started thinking about a retail start-up called "Home Green Home" that would sell healthy and eco-conscious home furnishings and renovation supplies. The Business CENTS class helped me to understand and develop the elements of a business plan, and set me on the path to taking the big leap.

At every stage, I've felt well supported by Alternatives' friendly staff. From one-on-one consultation to business banking and credit needs, I've received quick, helpful service at Alternatives. We always look to partner with organizations that share our values, and Alternatives fits the bill.


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