Administer Justice offers financial literacy counseling to those of limited means. Through this free service, clients meet one-on-one with a trained volunteer Financial Literacy Counselor to:
-Determine current income and expenses and identify opportunities to improve your financial position.
-Create a manageable household budget and develop a system for tracking and managing both income and expenses.
-Develop a strategy to pay down debt to improve overall financial standing.
-Improve financial literacy to help you make better financial decisions in the future. This is done through our partnership with Prosper America, a nonprofit that provides online financial education.
As an Administer Justice client, you will be provided free access to the Prosper America learning lab.
An access code is required. Please speak to your Administer Justice Financial Literacy Counselor, attorney or one of our Client Intake Specialists (at the Elgin reception office) to obtain this code.
Several appointments with a Financial Literacy Counselor will be required in order to achieve the above goals.
Administer Justice Financial Literacy Counseling Is Not:
-a way to access free money for emergency situations. If you have a financial emergency, we can refer you to area social service agencies that may be able to assist you.
-a loan program. Administer Justice does not provide or loan money to clients. Through this program you can gain helpful information regarding various types of loans and an understanding of the ramifications of various loan options.
-an investment strategy/investment advisory service. We will not advise you on placing or managing your current or future investments and will not sell or recommend investment vehicles/programs to you.
-Legal Advice. Financial Literacy Counselors are not attorneys or tax consultants. If a legal issue (such as a federal tax issue) or potential legal remedy (such as bankruptcy) is identified when meeting with a Financial Literacy Counselor, they will refer you to our Client Services Specialists in our Elgin office to set up an appointment with an attorney (or, you may be referred to another agency for assistance).
We believe that the Bible provides thorough guidance and instruction for faith and life. Therefore, we base our services on scriptural principles rather than those of secular ideology. Our debt reduction and budgeting principles are built on Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace, a proven step-by-step method to establish a manageable budget, pay off your debt, make wise spending decisions and save for the future.
There are no income restrictions for those seeking Financial Literacy Counseling. There is a one-time $20 Administrative Fee for this service; however, if you are an existing client and have already paid this Administrative Fee for our legal services, this fee will not apply.
If you would like to set up an appointment with an Administer Justice Financial Literacy Counselor, please contact us at: 847-844-1100 to make an appointment.