Press Releases

Recent press releases from MMI

MMI Expands Outreach to Latinx Community with Grant from JPMorgan Chase

SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 27, 2021 -- Money Management International (MMI) is excited to announce it has been awarded a grant from JPMorgan Chase to promote and expand its services to the Latinx Community. The grant comes at a critical time. According to a recent NPR poll, at least 72 percent of Latino households are facing serious financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MMI will use the funds to help improve the financial health of more Hispanic clients.  READ MORE

Nevada 211 Celebrates "National 211 Day"

LAS VEGAS, February 11, 2021 -- Designated National 211 Day, February 11th is a day to recognize the free, confidential service available 24/7/365 to empower Nevadans in achieving optimal self-sufficiency, health, and well-being. Since 2006, millions of people have found help by dialing 211, texting 898211, visiting Nevada211.org, or downloading the Nevada 211 app. Through these channels, individuals and families connect with vetted health and human service resources.  READ MORE

Nevada 211 Launches Youth Resource-Finder App

LAS VEGAS, December 9, 2020 -- Nevada 211, an accredited agency overseen by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and powered by Money Management International (MMI), is pleased to announce the release of a new app for youth, available in the App Store and Google Play.  READ MORE

Nevada 211 Launches Community Resource-Finder App

LAS VEGAS, May 28, 2020 -- Nevada 211, an accredited agency overseen by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and powered by Money Management International (MMI), is pleased to announce the release of a new app, available in the App Store and Google Play.  READ MORE

Money Management International Meets Growing Consumer Demand in Florida, Opens Tampa Office

SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 19, 2020 -- Money Management International (MMI), a leader in nonprofit financial education and empowerment, today announced the opening of a location in Tampa, Florida. A bilingual counselor will staff the office at 100 South Ashley Drive. While services at the branch are temporarily paused due to COVID-19, confidential one-on-one consultations will soon be available by appointment. In the interim, certified experts are available by phone and online 24/7.  READ MORE

Money Management International Delivers Disaster Recovery Stabilization to those Disrupted by COVID-19

SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 29, 2020 -- Money Management International (MMI), a leader in financial empowerment, today announced it has allocated a significant portion of its Project Porchlight grant from MetLife Foundation to stabilize households experiencing COVID-19-related financial challenges.  READ MORE

Money Management International Launches Innovative Disaster Recovery Support Solution

SUGAR LAND, Texas, September 24, 2019 -- Money Management International (MMI) is proud to announce the public launch of Project Porchlight, a post-natural disaster financial coaching program designed to accelerate survivors' recovery. Previously available only through Fannie Mae's Disaster Response Network, a grant from MetLife Foundation has enabled MMI to broaden the accessibility of Project Porchlight to those financially impacted by a natural disaster in the United States and its territories.   READ MORE

Jim Triggs Named President and CEO of National Nonprofit Money Management International

SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 25, 2019 -- Jim Triggs, Senior Vice President of Counseling and Support at Money Management International (MMI), has been named its next President and CEO. Over the last 22 years, Triggs has increased the accessibility and efficiency of MMI's core programs, leveraging emerging technology, unique collaboration, and proven best practices to empower more consumers in more places than ever before.  READ MORE

Survey: Most natural disaster survivors would benefit from financial recovery support program

SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 3, 2019 -- Nearly 3 in 5 American adults (57%) have experienced a natural disaster that resulted in some form of damage or loss during their lifetime, according to a recent online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Project Porchlight, a post-disaster financial recovery program of the nonprofit Money Management International (MMI). Among impacted disaster survivors who experienced damage or loss, 42% incurred out-of-pocket expenses to replace or repair items not covered by insurance. In order to pay for expenses incurred as a result of a natural disaster, 48% tapped savings or retirement funds, while 36% used credit cards or personal loans to finance their recoveryREAD MORE

Money Management International Announces $1,475,000 Grant from the SunTrust Foundation

ATLANTA, May 29, 2019 -- Money Management International (MMI) announced today it has received a $1,475,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation to support its enhanced research and technology capabilities, Clearpoint's Hispanic Centers for Financial Excellence (HCFE) in Atlanta and Miami, and financial counseling and education for military-affiliated individuals and their familiesREAD MORE

EY Announces Ivan L. Hand, Jr. of Money Management International, Inc. Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalist in the Gulf Coast Area

SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 15, 2019 -- EY has announced that Ivan Hand, President and CEO of national nonprofit Money Management International, Inc. (MMI) is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their business and community.  READ MORE

Nevada 2-1-1 Receives Prestigious Accreditation

LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2019 -- Nevada 2-1-1, a program of Money Management International (MMI), is pleased to announce its accreditation by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) in recognition of the quality service it provided to more than 100,000 Nevadans last year. The accreditation follows Nevada 2-1-1 receiving the 2018 Resource Award from the CARE Coalition of Nevada last SeptemberREAD MORE

Nevada 2-1-1 Calls Highlight Affordable Housing as Top Need

LAS VEGAS, March 14, 2019 -- Nevada 2-1-1, an award-winning program of Money Management International (MMI), in partnership with 2-1-1 Counts, is pleased to present an innovative, real-time presentation of its call center statistics at NV.211Counts.org. An analysis of 2018 data finds housing-related issues the top concern for at-risk Nevadans, with nearly one-fourth of all callers specifying housing and shelter as their primary reason for contacting 2-1-1READ MORE

Money Management International joins other nonprofits supporting furlough recovery

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 25, 2019 -- Money Management International (MMI), the largest nonprofit provider of financial counseling in the United States, is providing free budget advice and debt management guidance to recovering government employees and contractors. MMI is also waiving set-up fees for those in need of long-term debt management assistance post-shutdown, and referring clients to other available resources throughout the country. MMI has a 60-year history of helping America overcome financial challenges, including those resulting from recessions, disasters, and closuresREAD MORE

Nevada 2-1-1 Recognized with the CARE Coalition Resource Award

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 21, 2018 -- Nevada 2-1-1, a program of Money Management International (MMI), has received the 2018 Resource Award from the CARE Coalition of Nevada. The CARE Coalition is a nonprofit organization committed to substance abuse prevention in Clark County, NevadaREAD MORE

Hispanic Centers for Financial Excellence Receive Agency Innovation Award

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 11, 2018 -- The Hispanic Centers for Financial Excellence (HCFE) in Atlanta and Miami have received the Agency Innovation Award by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). The Agency Innovation Award recognizes an NFCC member for their game-changing product, service, program, partnership, or other transformative community outreach making a significant impact to the agency or its clientsREAD MORE

Survey: Most Americans unfamiliar with major advantages of nonprofit credit card debt relief 

SUGAR LAND, Texas, August 20, 2018 -- More than half of Americans who have been in credit card debt (51%) have used some form of credit card debt relief, according to a recent online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Money Management International (MMI). Among them, the most common form of relief was balance transfer to another credit account (36%), followed by help from friends or family (30%) and debt consolidation loans (27%). Meanwhile, just 15% have employed a debt management plan (DMP) through a nonprofit credit counseling agency, like MMI.  READ MORE 

EY Announces Ivan L. Hand, Jr. of Money Management International, Inc. Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Gulf Coast Area

SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 14, 2018 -- EY today announced that Ivan Hand, President and CEO of national nonprofit Money Management International, Inc. (MMI) is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their business and communityREAD MORE

Financial Guidance Center Announces Merger with Money Management International

SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 8, 2018 -- Financial Guidance Center, a nonprofit credit counseling agency headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, has announced its decision to join Money Management International (MMI), the nation's leader in nonprofit solutions for personal financial challenges.  READ MORE

Increased Income from Tax Change Offers Rare Opportunity to Improve Personal Finances

HOUSTON, Feb. 23, 2018  -- Last month, the IRS released guidelines requiring employers across the country to apply new federal tax withholding tables to paychecks by February 15th. The U.S. Treasury estimates 90% of all payroll employees will experience higher take-home pay as a result. The monthly increase for a single person earning $50,000 is about $200.   READ MORE

Money Management International Receives $25,000 Award from The Coca-Cola Foundation

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2018  -- The Coca-Cola Foundation recently made a generous, unsolicited gift in recognition of Money Management International’s (MMI) work in Atlanta, and across the nation, for over 50 years. The funding will support a shared priority of both organizations: women’s economic empowerment.   READ MORE

Exceptional Financial Wellness Coach Honored with NFCC® Educator of the Year Nomination

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Money Management International (MMI) is pleased to nominate Maura Attardi of West Long Branch, New Jersey for the 2017 NFCC Educator of the Year. The award will be announced during the NFCC Connect conference, October 1 – 4 in Anaheim, California.  READ MORE

Outstanding Student Loan Counselor Honored with NFCC® Counselor of the Year Nomination

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Money Management International (MMI) is pleased to nominate Taunya Kennedy of Chicago, Illinois for the 2017 NFCC Counselor of the Year. The award will be announced during the NFCC Connect conference, October 1 – 4 in Anaheim, CaliforniaREAD MORE

Money Management International Provides Resources and Counseling in Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017 -- Money Management International (MMI) headquarters and staff, directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, are responding to support their neighbors and other communities affected by recent storms in the Gulf States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin IslandsREAD MORE

National Nonprofit Expands Financial Wellness Resources for Young Adults

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 8, 2017 -- Mapping Your Future Financial Solutions is proud to announce the expansion of its financial education curriculum for young adults. Members of partner organizations now have access to 56 teen-focused learning modules on the web-based platform, with subjects ranging from basic budgeting to advanced themes such as college funding, investing, and employment-related decisionsREAD MORE

Nonprofit Debt Management Comparison Provides Clarity to Indebted Consumers

SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 27, 2017 -- A survey of debt management plans (DMP), conducted by the personal finance website NerdWallet, finds Money Management International (MMI) a highly-effective option for those seeking help with credit card debt. NerdWallet studied DMP data provided by some of the largest national nonprofit credit counselors, including fees, adjusted interest rates, and success ratesREAD MORE

Clearpoint Receives $350,000 Grant from the SunTrust Foundation to fund Hispanic Center for Financial Excellence (HCFE) in Miami

MIAMI, April 4, 2017 -- Today, the SunTrust Foundation announced a grant of $350,000 to Clearpoint's Hispanic Center for Financial Excellence (HCFE) program in Miami, which helps low- to moderate-income families achieve financial stability through free financial education, advice, and toolsREAD MORE

Clearpoint Receives $350,000 Grant from the SunTrust Foundation to fund Hispanic Center for Financial Excellence (HCFE) in Atlanta

ATLANTA, April 4, 2017 -- Today, the SunTrust Foundation announced a grant of $350,000 to Clearpoint's Hispanic Center for Financial Excellence (HCFE) program in Atlanta, which helps low- to moderate-income families achieve financial stability through free financial education, advice, and toolsREAD MORE

Professional financial coaching decreases consumer stress, survey reveals

SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 8, 2017 -- A recent survey conducted by Money Management International (MMI), the nation's largest nonprofit credit counseling agency, reveals the positive impact financial coaching and education has had on the lives of the employees of an Oregon-based companyREAD MORE

National credit counseling agencies agree to merger

ATLANTA and HOUSTON, Jan. 25, 2017 -- Money Management International (MMI) and Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions (Clearpoint), two of the nation's largest providers of nonprofit financial education and counseling, have announced their plan to merge operations. Under the merger agreement, the new organization will utilize both the MMI and Clearpoint trade namesREAD MORE

National Nonprofit Launches Financial Solutions Program for Seniors

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 23, 2017 -- Today, Money Management International (MMI), a nonprofit financial education and counseling organization, announced the launch of Senior Solutions, an all-inclusive financial stability program created specifically for seniors. Through strategic partnerships and a comprehensive package of diverse financial counseling programs, tools, and services, Senior Solutions aims to help American citizens over the age of 50 achieve financial stability throughout their retirement yearsREAD MORE

  • Better Business Bureau A+ rating Better Business Bureau
    MMI is proud to have achieved an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a nonprofit organization focused on promoting and improving marketplace trust. The BBB investigates charges of fraud against both consumers and businesses, sets standards for truthfulness in advertising, and evaluates the trustworthiness of businesses and charities, providing a score from A+ (highest) to F (lowest).
  • Trustpilot Trustpilot
    MMI is rated as “Excellent” (4.8/5) by reviewers on Trustpilot, a global, online consumer review platform dedicated to openness and transparency. Since 2007, Trustpilot has received over 116 million customer reviews for nearly 500,000 different websites and businesses. See what others are saying about the work we do.
  • Consumer Federation of America Consumer Federation of America
    MMI is a member of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), 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.
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of Housing and Urban Development
    MMI is certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide consumer housing counseling. The mission of HUD is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD provides support services directly and through approved, local agencies like MMI.
  • Council on Accreditation Council On Accreditation
    MMI is proudly accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. COA’s thorough, peer-reviewed accreditation process is designed to ensure that organizations like MMI are providing the highest standard of service and support for clients and employees alike.
  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling National Foundation for Credit Counseling
    MMI is a longstanding member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), the nation’s largest nonprofit financial counseling organization. Founded in 1951, the NFCC’s mission is to promote financially responsible behavior and help member organizations like MMI deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.