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Goodwill Industries of Tulsa to Host Financial Coach Starting Aug. 31

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has been selected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to participate in the federal agency’s Financial Coaching Initiative.

As part of this initiative, Goodwill Industries of Tulsa will host a full-time financial coach at its Training Center on Southwest Boulevard in Tulsa to work with its employees, program participants, and others to help them with their financial goals.

Goodwill will introduce this financial coaching service to the community on Aug. 31, 9– 10 a.m., at its Training Center at 2800 Southwest Blvd.

Approximately 48.7 million people are living below the poverty line and more than 67.5 million are financially underserved. Goodwill focuses on reaching these consumers, who are the most likely to lack access to traditional financial services. In-person, individualized and trustworthy guidance can help these consumers make good financial decisions and reach their financial goals.

The CFPB Financial Coaching Initiative provides financial coaching services at critical points in consumers’ lives as they move along the path to financial stability. The program helps both veterans as they transition from active duty status as well as economically vulnerable consumers seeking other services from social services and other providers.

Goodwill, a Tulsa Area United Way Partner Agency, is one of 60 partner organizations from around the country that have been selected to host professional financial coaches. The sites include 20 nonprofits All of the nonprofit organizations selected to host financial coaches for economically vulnerable consumers also provide services that complement financial coaching such as job training and education, social and housing services.

Financial Coaching at Goodwill will extend services offered to the public, including free income tax preparation in partnership with Tulsa Area United Way, free job search assistance at Goodwill’s Job Connection locations, and Goodwill’s extensive employment and training programs.

The financial coaches hired for the program have experience working with the populations they will service, are accredited by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, and are trained in financial coaching techniques.

More information on the CFPB’s Financial Coaching Initiative is available at

Updated 08-13-2017

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