Delaware Today is proud to donate a portion of the ticket sales to a nonprofit organization that makes a positive difference for the people living in Delaware. This year’s beneficiary is $tand By Me®.
A coalition of community partners, led by the State of Delaware and United Way of Delaware
$tand By Me® is a statewide financial empowerment program that provides every Delawarean with an opportunity to meet with their own personal financial coach. This program is a priority of Governor Jack Markell and a joint project of the State and United Way of Delaware. $tand By Me® offers an array of innovative services, free of charge to consumers. This includes: personal financial coaching on topics such as managing debt, understanding credit, budgeting, savings, investing, etc; consumer friendly financial services (for loans, savings and transactions); college access services including financial planning for college and help with financial aid and student loan debt; and referrals to community programs that specialize in specific financial topics, such as debt consolidation, home ownership, investing, bankruptcy, and foreclosure assistance.
For starters, you can get your free tri-merged credit report with scores and a coach to help you understand it.
$tand By Me® works with over 50 community and business partners and has served over 4,000 Delawareans since it started in 2011.