Success Story: Financial Empowerment Center

IMG_8170-X2Phipps Neighborhoods’ Financial Empowerment Center provides confidential, one-on-one counseling for individuals who need tools and support to better manage their finances. Trained counselors help clients identify their financial challenges and guide them in addressing bad credit, paying down debt, and improving financial habits.

Recently we received testimonial from one of our Financial Empowerment Center participants, Omari, who worked with Financial Counselor Derison Puntier to improve her credit and get out of debt. Read more of Omari’s success story and her words of gratitude for Derison.

Good day,

I am writing to express my gratitude and to compliment your employee, Derison Puntier.

First, I must tell you that I’ve had bad credit for years! I was tired of being denied credit and I knew I had to do something. I remember reading the advertisements on the train, and thinking to myself how good it must feel to have good credit. One day, I just grabbed the phone, called 311, and made the first move towards financial freedom. It was one of my best decisions ever.

Derison Puntier has helped me in so many ways. When I met him, my credit was in bad shape. He reviewed my information and told me as long as I allowed him to; he would help me fix my credit.

Together we began to contact the creditors; we disputed items on my credit reports, and paid off old debts. In less than 5 months, my credit score has increased, I have ZERO collections on my credit reports, and I was approved for my very first credit card in years.  I have learned so much through this whole experience. I now know that my credit does not control me, I control my credit! I do have a ways to go, but as long as I utilize the tools Derison has presented to me there’s no way I can lose.

Please let Derison know that I see a nice BIG house in my future because of him!

All the best,

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