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Do you want to save money to buy a new car, take your family on a vacation, send your kids to college, or just pay your bills on time? Or are you interested in learning more about your credit score, your credit report, and techniques for managing debt? $tand By Me® offers FREE one-on-one support to Delawareans who want to understand more about their money, make good financial decisions, and have choices for savings and loans.
No hidden fees or agendas.
Our financial coaches are committed to your success and future. Peace of mind is real, so is lower stress, fewer worries and taking control of your financial future.
In the last 18 months, almost 3,000 Delawareans have met with a coach and are working on achieving their financial goals. You can too.
The mission of $tand By Me® is to provide Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The program goal is to increase the capacity of Delawareans to understand and manage their finances in order to increase their financial stability and future economic opportunities.
Financial Empowerment is a priority of Delaware Governor Jack Markell, who embraces economic security for all Delawareans as a core element of his economic development strategy. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP), is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware. We work together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services, called $tand By Me. We are also joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.
$tand By Me® financial empowerment centers are co-located within public agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses who embrace shared goals of reaching and serving Delawareans who want to take charge of their financial future.