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Financial Education

With the help of a dedicated corps of volunteers we provide financial education to more than 6,000 Arlington and Alexandria residents each year.


We provide financial literacy classes for Arlington and the city of Alexandria residents. 

 Click here to learn more about some of our regular offerings.


FREE financial coaching sessions

Financial coaching is a process to help people link their behavior to their goals and values. Coaching is a way of working together in an equal partnership rather than as an “expert” there to give advice or issue directives. Coaches provide regular one-on-one sessions to help you link your goals and values to your financial dream, create an action plan and track progress towards the goals mutually set by you and your Financial Coach.

Individuals and families can get help with:

  • Identifying your financial goals
  • Budgeting
  • Debt reduction
  • Creating a plan(s)
  • Job benefits
  • Saving strategies
  • And more! Bring your questions! 

How can you get started? Register at

The Money Talk series was developed because women have unique financial needs. The courses teach women how to plan for long-term financial security.  Attend one class, all classes or any combination that works for you.  For more information please contact Aisha Salazar To register please follow the link to register

We will cover the following topics:
●Class 1: Financial Basics
●Class 2: Investing Basics
●Class 3: Retirement Planning
●Class 4: Insurance Basics
●Planning for Future Events – Part 1 – Estate Planning
●Planning for Future Events – Part 2 – Estate Planning, continued, and Changes in Relationships

A digital copy of Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women is available online here.  


Financial Education Links:

Aisha Salazar

Associate Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences (serving Arlington & Alexandria through Food, Nutrition, Health; Finance; and Energy Efficiency programs)