22 episodes

The Stand By Me Delaware podcast series is an engaging way to bring information and assistance on financial topics to Delawareans. Topic include: sessions about Covid-19 financial aid resources; informational sessions about financial topics (budgeting, saving for a home, debt management, etc.); profiles of implementation partners, and the work they’re doing in the community and their businesses; profiles of Stand By Me customers (success stories/testimonials); interviews with Stand By Me staff about how this program fits in the greater picture of United Way of Delaware and The State of Delaware's work around financial education.Stand By Me® provides Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP) is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware working together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services. We are joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.

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The Stand By Me Delaware podcast series is an engaging way to bring information and assistance on financial topics to Delawareans. Topic include: sessions about Covid-19 financial aid resources; informational sessions about financial topics (budgeting, saving for a home, debt management, etc.); profiles of implementation partners, and the work they’re doing in the community and their businesses; profiles of Stand By Me customers (success stories/testimonials); interviews with Stand By Me staff about how this program fits in the greater picture of United Way of Delaware and The State of Delaware's work around financial education.Stand By Me® provides Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP) is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware working together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services. We are joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.

    Season 2 / Ep. 21 (April 27, 2022) - NCALL, Stand By Me, and Fair Housing Month

    Season 2 / Ep. 21 (April 27, 2022) - NCALL, Stand By Me, and Fair Housing Month

    April is National Fair housing Month.

    The latest Stand By Me Podcast features Denise Freeman, Community Services Director, and Ron Sudler, Stand By Me Coach, from NCALL to discuss the importance of fair housing, the longstanding partnership between NCALL and United Way of Delaware, and how the Stand By Me program helps NCALL fulfill on its mission.
    NCALL is a nonprofit organization based in Dover, Delaware, that specializes in affordable housing development, education and lending.
    Stand By Me® provides Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP) is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware working together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services. We are joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.
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    • 26 min
    Season 2 / Ep. 20 (March 30, 2022) - The Importance of Credit

    Season 2 / Ep. 20 (March 30, 2022) - The Importance of Credit

    March is National Credit Awareness Month. In today's world,  so much of our ability to accomplish our financial goals requires good credit. Joining us for today's podcast is Jude Liskiewicz and Manoj Philip, two Stand By Me coaches who work closely with individuals to access their credit reports, understand factors that affect their credit scores, and ways to improve those scores over time. 
     
    Stand By Me® provides Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP) is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware working together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services. We are joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.



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    • 24 min
    Season 2 / Ep. 19 (February 21, 2022) - Minority Small Business Program, the Coach & Participant Partnership

    Season 2 / Ep. 19 (February 21, 2022) - Minority Small Business Program, the Coach & Participant Partnership

    Thanks to a new alliance between Barclays Bank and United Way of Delaware, Delaware minority-owned-and-operated small businesses may now be eligible to receive free financial coaching and business support services aimed at helping grow their business revenue as much as 20%.

    This podcast features a conversation with Naya Boulden and Terrence Wiggins, 2 business owners participating in the Minority Small Business Program, and Steve Johnson, their Stand By Me Coach. Listen in to learn more about the nature of the coach / participant relationship, and how this program has helped Naya and Terrence's businesses.
    Stand By Me® provides Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP) is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware working together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services. We are joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.
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    • 26 min
    Season 2 / Ep. 18 (January 31, 2022) - Senior Scams

    Season 2 / Ep. 18 (January 31, 2022) - Senior Scams

    This episode features Kathleen Rupert and Geri Huss from the Stand By Me 50+ program, to discuss senior scams and how individuals can learn to identify how to spot scams, how to protect themselves, what to do if they feel they're being targeted, and what to do if they have been the victim of a scam. 
     
    Stand By Me® provides Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The Stand By Me 50+ program provides information, resources and support to increase the economic stability of Delawareans age 50 and older. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP) is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware working together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services. We are joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.
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    • 26 min
    Season 2 / Ep. 17 (September 16, 2021) - 2021 Enhanced Child Tax Credit and Strategies to Best Utilize the Funds

    Season 2 / Ep. 17 (September 16, 2021) - 2021 Enhanced Child Tax Credit and Strategies to Best Utilize the Funds

    This episode features Laura Gendreau and Karen Summa from Stand By Me, in a discussion about the 2021 Enhanced Child Tax Credit. Changes to the program this year provide families with extra funds each month through the end of 2021 along with a tax break next year. Laura and Karen discuss details of the program including eligibility requirements and where to find out more information, and they also present strategies to best utilize the additional funds available to families and households. 
     
    Stand By Me® provides Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP) is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware working together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services. We are joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.
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    • 20 min
    Season 2 / Ep. 16 (Aug 26, 2021) - Stand By Me, Then and Now (part 2 of 2)

    Season 2 / Ep. 16 (Aug 26, 2021) - Stand By Me, Then and Now (part 2 of 2)

    This two-part episode celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Stand By Me program, by featuring interviews with key individuals who helped to launch the program, their reflections on the early years, the evolution of the program, what's behind its enduring success, and their hopes for the future.

    On this episode we're joined by Stand By Me founder Mary Dupont, and some of the key individuals who helped during the launch and early years of the program including Paul Calistro and Jude Liszkiewicz of West End Neighborhood House, and former members of the Stand By Me staff team including Izzy Mead, and Sharikka "Shay" Frisby.
    Stand By Me® provides Delawareans with a Personal Financial Coach and a toolkit to navigate the challenges leading to personal financial security. The Delaware Financial Empowerment Partnership (DFEP) is a joint venture of the State of Delaware and the United Way of Delaware working together to combine resources and to create and implement an innovative package of financial empowerment services. We are joined by a coalition of non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations and educational institutions.
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    • 21 min

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