The Checkbook

The Checkbook

Beth’s only income was Social Security and she called CFE to request that our organization become her payee as many of her bills had been turned over the collection agencies.  CFE discovered that Beth was unable to control her spendingand consulted with her on a regular basis as opposed to becoming her payee.  In order to develop consistent spending habits, Beth left her checkbook at the CFE office.  Once a month, Beth came to the office and wrote out checks to pay her monthly bills.

Beth has now paid off many of her smaller bills and no longer faces overdraft charges from her checking account.  She has even saved up enough money to enjoy a modest vacation with her family.  Although Beth has yet to achieve complete financial dependence, she is making substantial progress in transforming her financial outlook in life.