If you would like help thinking through your personal financial life, you can call on Lutheran Social Service’s financial counseling service! Portico, the ELCA’s benefits provider, makes it possible for faculty, staff, and students to access up to six, no-cost-to-you sessions with a financial counselor. They can help with budgeting questions, debt challenges (including credits cards and educational debt), and housing issues. Even if you just want to get a quick read on where you are, they can help. Geography isn’t an issue. They work by phone.
Call this number: 800-528-2926. Tell them you are with Portico, and you’ll get expedited service. You don’t have to be ELCA!