1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can plan for their financial future through a free online education program. A financial health quiz generates a personalized financial action plan with informational videos and activities to help you set a new financial goal, build a budget, or pay off debt.

 

This online program is called Financially Fit DC and is offered by the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if you live in DC.

make financial goals, a budget, and a plan to pay off debt?

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3. Apply.


Sign up online to create an account. You can create an online account at any time.





4. Gather more information.

What happens after I apply?


  1. You can complete the Financial Health Assessment on your online account.
  2. Based on your assessment, the online program will give you a personalized action plan. For example, if you’d like to save money, your action plan will include informational videos and activities that help you create a timeline for your savings goal.
  3. You will take the steps in your action plan to learn strategies to improve your finances.




Are there any additional requirements I should know about?


All you have to do is complete the online Financial Health Assessment in order to receive your personalized action plan for free.




Who should I contact if I have questions?


First, take a look at the frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page. If you still have questions, please reach out to our Financially Fit DC program team at (202) 727-8000, Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm, or email the team at disb.financiallyfitdc@dc.gov using the subject line “Financially Fit DC Inquiry.”




I still need help with my finances. What should I do?


You can find information about other resources that might help on our finances resources page.




Frequently Asked Questions


What does the personalized action plan look like? The action plan is customized for each person. For example, if you’d like to pay off debt, your action plan will include activities to help you build a budget that allows you to make regular payments toward your loan.




Do all eligible applicants get access to this online program?


Yes. However, this program is only online. If you prefer to get help over the phone, our Financial Navigators program can connect you to resources to help with your financial situation.





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Keywords: saving, banking, credit, financial planning

This page was last updated February 2021.