Financial Empowerment Center

You are not alone.

The Nashville Financial Empowerment Center offers free one-on-one financial counseling to Davidson County residents.

Phone and virtual sessions are available by calling 615.748.3620 or through this online form. We have counselors that speak English and Spanish, with access to interpretation services in most languages. You can also call with simple financial questions and talk to a counselor on call, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

Whether you are in chronic financial trouble, an unexpected crisis arises, or you just want to make sure you are on the right track, individualized counseling can move you toward greater financial stability. Work with a counselor is client-led, so whatever circumstance or goals you come in with, a counselor can help you design a plan of action and provide encouragement along the way. Sometimes you just need someone to assure you there is a path forward.

Meeting with our financial counselors can help you:

  • Manage your bills
  • Work through debt
  • Establish or improve your credit
  • Create a budget
  • Open a bank account
  • Save and plan for your future

If you have been affected by the devastating tornadoes that hit Nashville on March 3 or by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of community resources, please visit the Covid Response Fund. Our professional counselors have compiled the financial tips below, but please reach out for more comprehensive support.


A partnership of the Mayor’s Office and United Way of Greater Nashville, the Nashville Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) helps people move from a state of instability to a state of empowerment with new savings habits, higher credit scores and lower debt burdens. An increase in the economic well-being of any Nashvillian improves the overall economic climate of the whole city. Becoming financially empowered means you can save for an emergency, purchase a car or a home, get a degree to improve your wages, or start a small business. Since opening its doors in 2013, the Nashville FEC has helped 7,700 clients reduce their debt by $14.2 million and increase their savings by $2.9 million.


Partnership inquiries should be directed to:

Samantha Williams

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