Financial Makeover Challenge

Financial Makeover Challenge

The ninth annual Money Smart Week Fox Cities Financial Makeover Challenge is in progress!

The goal of the Financial Makeover Challenge is to guide people through improving their finances. Financial coaches from FISC meet with participants to develop goals and methods to reduce spending and increase savings over four months.

Participants in the ninth annual Financial Makeover Challenge will set goals and build strategies to increase their savings, reduce debt, and reduce expenses over a four month period which begins December 12, 2016.The individual or family that comes the closest to their goals receives a cash prize of $3,000. The second place participant receives $1,500 and two runners-up each receive $625. Applications for the 9th Annual Challenge are due to FISC by November 11, 2016.

Want to know more about the Challenge or get a Financial Makeover Application? Call FISC at 920-886-1000, visit www.fisc-cccs.org, or check with a Money Smart Week Fox Cities partner.

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Learn more about their challenges and goals, check out this video:

Stay tuned to see who wins the 2016-2017 Financial Makeover Challenge!

Organizations that sponsor Money Smart Week Fox Cities hope this public financial makeover will inspire people to make their own positive financial makeovers. FISC (Financial Information & Service Center) provides financial counseling to individuals and families who wish to improve the quality of their lives. Issues that FISC counsels people on include:

  • debt relief
  • coping with lifestyle changes
  • dealing with unemployment and underemployment
  • bankruptcy counseling
  • planning a budget
  • sorting through medical and/or credit card debt

The Financial Makeover Challenge is brought to you by the following Money Smart Week 2016 Partners:

  • Appleton Area School District
  • Appleton Public Library
  • Capital Credit Union
  • Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
  • Congressman Reid Ribble’s Office
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • FISC
  • Fox Communities Credit Union
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • Goodwill NCW
  • J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc.
  • Menasha Public Library
  • Prospera Credit Union
  • RoseMarie and Maung Win
  • United Way Fox Cities
  • U.S. Venture
  • UW Extension- Outagamie County
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
  • Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region

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