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Feeling confident and secure in your financial situation contributes to your overall well-being through less stress and financial anxiety, and often less conflict around financial issues and more positive money behaviors. ASPIRE financial service providers can provide assistance to individuals, couples, and families who desire to improve their financial situation. Whatever your goal, service providers are here to analyze your entire financial situation and help you to develop a plan for reaching these goals. ASPIRE financial providers can assist with:

  • “how am I doing?” financial check-up
  • improving your financial behaviors and your relationship with money
  • managing your debt
  • managing student loans
  • developing a spending  plan or budget
  • balancing your income and expenses
  • checking or correcting your credit report
  • improving your credit score
  • tax planning
  • buying a car or home
  • joining finances together and exploring couple financial concerns
  • saving money
  • learning new financial skills
  • improving money management
  • communicating more effectively about finances with your partner or family
  • retirement and investment education

 To clarify the scope of our services, there are also specific things that our financial services do not cover. They include:

  • filing bankruptcy
  • specific investment advice - we only provide general education on investing.

For specific investment advice, you can identify a licensed investment professional through the following organization:

More information can be found at Our Process and Fees.

Free Tax-Filing Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides tax-filing services at no cost from January-April each year. UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences is teaming up with Georgia United Credit Union and Action Ministries to provide Athens area residents with free income tax preparation. Your taxes will be completed by UGA's Financial Planning and Accounting students who will walk you through every step of the process. Schedule your appointment today! Read More

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Attention: Please note that electronic communication cannot be guaranteed to be confidential. Therefore, please be careful about sending identifying or otherwise confidential information in this form. Any information submitted electronically typically resides on various computer servers even after all parties have deleted the messages. If you are concerned about confidentiality, it might be best to contact the ASPIRE Clinic by phone or fax. You can also leave a message on our confidential voicemail system if our office is not open when you call. Thank you!