Our Story

Changing how America overcomes financial challenges; one person, one experience, one solution at a time.

The story of Money Management International is the story of people helping people. For as long as MMI and our predecessors have been around, our purpose has been leading folks in all walks of life through financial and economic challenges, and bringing them to a safer, more comfortable place.

As a nonprofit, we strive to deliver this aid without bias, without restriction, and without judgment. We exist to serve the families and individuals who need us. Their prosperity is our success.

As educators, we strive to go beyond simple fixes and provide our clients with the skills and understanding necessary to overcome today’s challenge and avoid tomorrow’s setbacks. We aim to create consumers that can solve their own problems, but never hesitate to reach out for help when their burdens are too great to bear alone.

At MMI, we:

Empower individuals to find goals that matter to them, take action to reach those goals, and overcome any and all obstacles that stand in their way.

Stabilize households in distress by providing direct, immediate assistance and long-term guidance, with the goal of creating ongoing financial wellness.

Strengthen communities by helping consumers recover from major setbacks, including potential eviction or foreclosure, reducing community-wide ripple effects.

Respond to emerging issues with new programs and services developed by experts and delivered to consumers where they need it most.

Support fresh starts by enabling families to put difficult challenges behind themselves, while better preparing for the road ahead.

Provide senior-oriented solutions in order to help seniors approaching and in retirement make the most of their available funds.

Assist underserved communities through specialized programs for at-risk populations, including veterans and immigrants.

Though we offer numerous programs and serve a wide variety of consumers, all of our services and outreach efforts are inspired by our commitment to the following six principles:

Innovation

We blend technology, skill, and teamwork to serve individuals and communities with efficiency, speed, and accuracy.

Collaboration

We work closely with industry and community partners to develop programs that address today’s most pressing consumer issues.

Responsiveness

We align our solutions to client goals, needs, and capacity, to provide consumers with the help they need, when and where they want it.

Empathy

We recognize the stress and anxiety that comes with financial challenges and we strive to fill every client encounter with warmth and empathy.

Advocacy

We engage in public policy debates and the development of effective consumer protections in an effort to create a safe and level playing field for all consumers.

Confidentiality

We meet and exceed required security parameters while treating clients and their personal data with unconditional dignity.

Our mission is not simply to provide solutions to financial problems. We want to help navigate you through the challenges that are and the ones that may someday be; we want to help expand your goals and strive forward toward those goals with confidence and grace; we want you to believe in your ability to live a peaceful, financially stable life.

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  • The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is an association of nonprofit consumer organizations that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education. Today, nearly 300 of these groups participate in the federation and govern it through their representatives on the organization's Board of Directors.
  • The National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) is the nation’s oldest and largest higher education finance trade association. NCHER’s membership includes state, nonprofit, and for-profit higher education service organizations, including lenders, servicers, guaranty agencies, collection agencies, financial literacy providers, and schools, interested and involved in increasing college access and success. It assists its members in shaping policies governing federal and private student loan and state grant programs on behalf of students, parents, borrowers, and families.

  • Since 2007, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) has served as a trusted, neutral source of information for more than eight million homeowners. They are partnered with, and endorsed by, numerous major government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of the Treasury.

  • The mission of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD works to strengthen the housing market in order to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

  • The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Their mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.

  • The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.