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My Money Check Up

December 2, 2013, 10:00 PM by Angela Kennecke

My Money Check Up

It may be the season to spend money, but it's also a good time to review your financial health.

In November, Consumer Credit Counseling changed its name to Center for Financial Resources and launched a new online tool to assess your finances, from budgeting to retirement.

"How confident are you that you can manage your finances?" Marley Prunty-Lara of the Center for Financial Resources reads off the survey.

For anyone with financial goals, My Money Check Up can help you get there.  The online tool from the Center for Financial Resources asks a number of questions, from whether you have a budget to what you do if you find yourself short of money at the end of the month.

"Am I on the right track?  Is there anything I could be doing better?  And that wellness check we have with our doctor, once a year give your finances a checkup as well," Prunty-Lara said.

There are questions about student loans, mortgages and, of course, credit cards.  My Money Check Up is part of a new initiative that goes along with a new name. 

"The Center for Financial Resources is all encompassing for everything we do. We're more than just credit counseling.  We do budget reviews.  We help people with student loans.  We help people buy houses; all of those things fall under one roof," Prunty-Lara said.

While the questions ask for your financial information, you won't be asked to buy anything at the end.

"Our goal is to be an unbiased source of financial information," Prunty-Lara said

Once you've answered the questions, you'll get a rating of green, yellow or red with how well you're doing in all areas of your financial health.

"Budgeting, proceed with caution," Prunty-Lara reads off the survey.

You can print off the results from My Money Check Up and take it into the Center for Financial Resources to get a complete financial review free of charge.

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