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Empowering Smart Financial Decisions


Freedom First Offers Free Financial Education Classes & Personalized Financial Coaching

Our financial counselors can provide answers and individualized guidance for money-related questions you have, including:

  • How can I improve my credit score?
  • How can I reduce debt?
  • Is there a better way to pay off student loans?
  • How can I set up a budget?
  • What are ways that I can save?


Set up a time to talk to one of our certified financial counselors by contacting Courtney Campbell at 540-339-3468 or education@freedomfirst.com.


Two women hugging with caption: Financial Education, 3,831 participating members in 2016-17, #bankforgood


A Partnership with GreenPath Financial Wellness

Freedom First has partnered with GreenPath Financial Wellness to offer even more extended financial counselling. GreenPath assists over 200,000 people each year helping them to take control of their finances.

GreenPath is a non-profit provider of budgeting and financial education services that partners with credit unions. This partnership allows you to have access to expanded services that include:

  • Financial coaching sessions available by phone until 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, until 7 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

  • Expanded Spanish speaking coaching services.

  • Coaching available in 170 languages.

  • Specialized coaching through Student Loan Counseling, Bankruptcy Counseling, & Education and Reverse Mortgage Counseling.

  • A specialized debt management plan program to assist qualified members that may be experiencing struggles with their current debt.

Take the first step. Need more information on this organization? Call GreenPath at (877) 337-3399

National Recognition

The Wall Street Journal and MetLife Foundation recognized our financial education program in a documentary video:


Freedom First’s nationally-recognized financial education has won multiple awards: 


  • 2015 National Winner: Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award (CUNA)

  • 2016 National Runner-up: Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award (CUNA)

  • State Level Winner (Virginia) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
View a full listing of our Products and Services:

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Our calculators can help you figure out your personal finances and set savings goals. 

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Assess your credit as "Good," "Fair," or "Needs Improvement."

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See what it will take to pay off your credit card balance.

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Determine whether or not debt consolidation is right for you.

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Determine how much emergency savings you may need, and how you can begin saving.
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See how much you have left to save and where your money is being spent.

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Find out how much you owe to get started on a debt management plan.

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What will it take to reach your financial goal? This calculator helps you find out.
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See how consolidating your student loans can help you pay off high interest debt sooner.


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