Budget Design

Budget Design

Design a budget that works for you.

Don't let money manage you.  Instead, manage your money in three easy steps:

  1. Look at your starting point.
  2. Set a clear goal.
  3. Design the steps to get there.

At Gateway, we understand this is easier said than done considering your family's unique needs, wants, relationships and situation.  However, we have helped thousands of people just like you design workable budgets and execute achievable plans to meet their financial goals.


Budget Design Services

Budget Counseling

Most Gateway Financial Freedom appointments begin as a budget counseling session.  After first asking you about your financial goal, a certified financial counselor will confidentially review your income, expenses and debt.  While keeping your family's financial situation, needs, wants  and relationships in mind, our financial counselor can help you design a workable plan you can accomplish.  Whether you are in financial crisis or wanting to make sure you are on the right track, we encourage everyone to utilize this service.

Fee: This service is offered on a sliding-fee scale, depending on your household income.  No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

Credit Report Reviews

Did you know your credit report is often reviewed by employers, landlords and banks to determine your financial stability?  A Gateway financial counselor can confidentially pull your credit score, explain the contents of the report and help you make plans to maintain or improve it.


Fee: This service is offered on a sliding-fee scale, depending on your household income.  No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

Financial Goal Setting

Do you want to save for a family trip or your child's future college tuition?  Whatever your financial goal may be, a Gateway financial counselor can help you look at your starting point and design a budget and plan that fits your needs and helps you achieve your big or small financial goal.


Fee: This service is offered on a sliding-fee scale, depending on your household income.  No one is turned away due to inability to pay.