NEW! Are you ready to get a better handle on your finances? Do you have financial goals you’re ready to achieve? HFL is now offering FREE one-on-one financial coaching customized to YOUR goals and desires. Sessions are open to any residents of Allegheny and its neighboring counties and can focus on:
- Debt management
- Credit score improvement
- Budgeting/spending plans
- Student loan payment plan assistance (loan consolidation & income-driven repayment plans)
- Home purchasing guidance
- Savings/investing plans
- Credit card use best practices
- Applying for public assistance programs
- General financial education
Sessions are 50 minutes and currently occur via phone or Zoom. Clients may return for follow-up sessions.
Clients should bring to the session:
- a pay stub
- a list of monthly income and monthly expenses
The sessions are free, but HFL will charge a a $10 no-show/cancellation fee for those who schedule an appointment and do not show or do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance.
About Our Financial Coach
Shay Port is a financial coach, counselor, and educator. After receiving her CPA, Shay worked as a corporate accountant in Los Angeles for more 10 years. As she observed so many people struggling with their personal finances, Shay began to envision a life dedicated to assisting people with these circumstances. In 2010, Shay opened her own business, Financial Wellness with Shay Port. In addition to her own business, during the past three years, Shay has coached hundreds of participants as the financial coach at Joblinks and has led the financial wellness portion of the Pittsburgh chapter of Platform to Employment, a nationally recognized employment reintegration program. Shay recently became a certified Financial Counselor/Coach trainer through the Cities for Financial Empowerment and has written several different “train the trainer” seminars, offering them nationwide to community service providers wishing to improve their own financial management skills in order to better help those they serve. Shay is also an experienced tax preparer and specializes in tax preparation for artists, musicians, and other freelancers. Like everyone, Shay has experienced financial challenges over the course of her life. But with dedication to achieving her goals and an unwavering commitment to changing her financial habits, Shay has gone from living paycheck to paycheck to living a life of security and abundance. You can too, and Shay can’t wait to help you get started!