Get Free 1:1 Financial Counseling This Summer!

All Houston youth ages 18+ have access to FREE 1:1 financial counseling sessions this summer, covered by the City of Houston’s Hire Houston Youth program. Register now for your session using this link:


Meeting with a certified financial counselor allows you to get undivided attention to all your financial questions. Your counselor can help you create a budget, open a bank account, and save money so you get the most out of your paycheck.


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  • A Financial Counselor will reach out to you to get a little more info to begin your financial diagnostic report, including your credit report.
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  • Chart your financial health. A Financial Counselor will walk you through your credit report, explore your financial goals with you, and chart a course to get there.
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  • Start your program! Tailored to your goals, start learning and growing your financial literacy knowledge and putting it into practice!

Tips for Managing Your Money

Create a Budget

One of the most important things you can do to manage your money is to create a budget. A budget helps you see where your money is going and where you can make changes to save more.

Set Financial Goals

Setting financial goals can help you stay motivated and focused on your money management plan. Whether you want to save for a big purchase, pay off debt, or build an emergency fund, having a clear goal in mind can help you stay on track.

Start Saving Early

The earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to grow. Even if you can only save a small amount each month, it can add up over time and help you achieve your financial goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is financial counseling?
Financial counseling is a service that provides one-on-one guidance and support to help you manage your finances. It can help you create a budget, improve your credit score, and develop a plan for achieving your financial goals.
How do I register for a financial counseling session?
You can register for a financial counseling session by clicking the registration link on our financial counseling webpage. Financial counseling sessions are free of charge, covered by the City of Houston's Hire Houston Youth program.
Who provides the financial counseling services?
The financial counseling services are provided by certified financial counselors from SERJobs.
How much does it cost to participate in the financial counseling program?
The financial counseling program is free of charge and is covered by the City of Houston's Hire Houston Youth program.