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


Take control of your financial life

Financial coaches are trained professionals who will guide you in a process that is non-judgmental and based on your goals. They provide support, encouragement, accountability, and tools to help you make informed decisions.

Contact Latrice Robinson, AFC®

Financial Coach- CFPB Financial Coaching Program
Contractor-Armed Forces Services Corporation
Arlington Employment Center
2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204

Cell: 850-346-9128
Office: (703) 228-1426

The coaching relationship starts with you. Your financial coach will meet you wherever you are on your financial journey. Together, you and your coach will identify your financial goals, create a plan, and track your progress.

- This is a federally funded program offered at no cost to you. You can meet with your financial coach as many times and for as long as you need.  Financial coaching is provided through an initiative of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal government agency. This program is managed through a contract with Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) / Magellan Federal.

Money Talk: A Financial Course for Women
Arlington Central Library Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Women have unique financial needs.  At some time, most women will be on their own financially.  Some never marry, some see their marriages end in divorce, and others outlive their husbands.  Learn what you need to take charge of your financial future.  Attend one class, all classes or any combination that works for you.  For more information or to register, please contact Jennifer Abel at (703) 228-6417 or jabel@vt.edu.

o   Financial Basics – March 28, 2018

o   Insurance – April 4, 2018  

o   Investing Basics  – April 11, 2018    

o   Investing for Retirement    – April 18, 2018  

o   Planning for Future Life Events   – April 25, 2018   

A preview copy of Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women is available online. The book can be accessed in its entirety or by individual sections using the links below. It is less expensive to buy a print copy of the book than it is to buy an inkjet cartridge to print it out. To order copies of Money Talk, contact PALS Publishing at PALSpublishing@cornell.edu or call 607-255-7654.

Total Money Talk Book (198 pages)

Money Talk Book Front Material (8 pages)

Money Talk Book Back Material (12 pages)

Session 1: Financial Basics (44 pages)

Session 2: Are You Covered? Insurance Basics (26 pages)

Session 3: Investing Basics (30 pages)

Session 4: Investing for Retirement (44 pages)

Session 5: Planning for Future Life Events (34 pages)