SF hotline to offer financial advice


(SF Mayor’s Office)
San Francisco will launch the SF Financial Advice Line, a two-day telephone hotline connecting San Francisco families to free, real-time, financial crisis and money management information from seasoned financial experts.

SF Financial Advice Line will also provide referrals to free or low-cost counseling services from a network of culturally competent non-profit agencies.

Modeled on New York City’s successful 2008 event called Your Money Helpline which provided free advice to 8,700 callers over a four-day period, SF Financial Advice Line will be available on September 27th and 28th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. by dialing 2-1-1.

SF Financial Advice Line will be staffed by certified financial planners and members of the Office of Financial Empowerment’s Financial Education Network (FEN-SF) volunteering their time to help San Franciscans improve their financial capabilities.

United Way of the Bay Area 2-1-1 will volunteer to manage phone calls, answer basic questions, and make referrals to experienced counselors.

Everyone volunteering for SF Financial Advice Line will receive training from Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco.

Valuable support is also being provided by Mission Asset Fund, San Francisco Smart Money Network, San Francisco Financial Planning Association, the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, and the Office of the Mayor.

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