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BALANCE is a leading non-profit organization providing financial education and counseling through partnerships with credit unions, banks, employee assistance programs, and other non-profits. Its mission is to help individuals and families achieve their financial goals through comprehensive financial fitness programs (tools, information, and assistance).

Are you financially healthy, financially coping, or financially vulnerable? Call the BALANCE toll-free number and a financial counselor will guide you through a ten question survey. It only takes about 15 minutes to determine your health score, and it's anonymous. Using the four financial indicators -- spend, save, borrow, and plan -- the score will reveal your level of financial health.