On March 20, 2017, Seven Seventeen Credit Union will be offering all members free financial education tools and financial coaching services through our partnership with KOFE (Knowledge of Financial Education), a product of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. Members will also have the option to use KOFE for their debt management. To learn more about our new program, please visit www.sscu.net/KOFE.
Our new partnership with KOFE means that Seven Seventeen is discontinuing the services provided by BALANCE Financial Fitness Program effective March 31, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Seven Seventeen Credit Union wants to help you achieve your financial goals, whether that means getting out of debt, sending the kids to college, buying your first home, or retiring. The newest benefit of Seven Seventeen membership is access to personal finance information and counseling six days a week at no cost to you.
Through BALANCE, members will receive FREE, unbiased information and assistance. To use the new services, simply call, toll-free, 1-888-456-2227. Counselors are available Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST).
By calling, you'll receive help immediately from a certified counselor who will work with you on your specific needs. If future follow-up appointments are needed, your counselor will work with your schedule and follow through with guidance and direction.
If paying bills are an issue, simply reworking your current budget may not be enough to help you get back on track. Your counselor may be able to arrange a "Debt Management Plan." Through this plan, the counselor will serve as a mediator to negotiate with your creditors to reduce payments, interest charges, and fees as you work toward paying off your debt. This valuable service is paid for by Seven Seventeen and costs our members nothing.
Seven Seventeen understands that personal finance affects us all, and for many it can be a major cause of stress-related problems. We believe however, that everyone can enjoy a life that is free from financial stress with just a little determination and some professional guidance. That's what we can provide with BALANCE. For more information about this valuable service provided at no cost by your credit union, call the toll-free number today.