MoneyWise Resources & FAQs

Helping navigate different financial decisions

Below is a list of helpful resources that our MoneyWise staff and volunteers have compiled to help as you navigate different financial decisions.

Unbury Me Debt Collector: Enter your debt information, and this tool will project your payoff date. You can adjust how much you’re putting toward your debt every month if part of your goal is to accelerate debt payments.

Budget Worksheet                              

Dave Ramsey’s retirement calculator: This tool is great for showing how much you can estimate having in retirement funds based on your current savings and the rate at which you anticipate saving in the future.

Chris Hogan’s retirement IQ score: This tool helps project how much money you’ll need in retirement. For a more exact estimate for your specific situation, connect with a financial planner.

U.S. Mortgage Calculator: This tool will help you estimate how much a monthly mortgage payment would be and how changing the amount you put down on the mortgage could impact the monthly payment.

Is the curriculum biblically based?

Yes. Our programs use biblical principles as a framework to help participants make wise decisions regarding their finances. However, you do not have to be a Christian to participate.

What is the cost? Is financial assistance available?

MoneyWise Mentoring is provided free of charge. For more information about financial assistance, please contact moneywise@northpoint.org.

Do I have to attend a North Point Ministries church?

We are excited to be able to offer this program to anyone in the Atlanta area. 

Who are the MoneyWise mentors?

Our mentors are trained volunteers that have demonstrated maturity in their relationship with God and wisdom in their finances. 

How do you match people with a mentor?

The matching process involves several factors. We try to align schedules, coordinate locations, and consider life experiences. 

Where do we meet with our mentor?

You can meet via Zoom or in person at a location that is convenient for you and the mentor.

What if I can’t make it to every session?

Regular attendance is essential to achieve maximum benefits. If you must cancel or reschedule, please contact your mentor at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time. To respect your mentor’s time, missed sessions may result in the discontinuation of the program. If you are married, both you and your spouse are required to attend all sessions together. 

Is there homework?

Yes. You will be required to complete weekly homework assignments and come prepared for each meeting. Each session with your mentor will be based on the concept presented and the information you gather from doing the homework. Homework may include reading, listening to a video, and tracking your expenses. It may require an hour or more per week. 

Is my participation in MoneyWise confidential?

All communication between you and your mentor is confidential. Georgia state law requires that the mentor report any suspected sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, or serious threat of physical harm to self or others.