Successful Strategies

Financial Health/Well-being Assessment

An assessment of a job seekers financial health or well-being can equip the employment counselor with critical information about the individual's financial stressors, the amount of money they really need to earn, what motivates them, and potential challenges they may face in pursing careers that require credit checks or that require long periods of unpaid training. You can learn more about a Financial Well-being Assessment developed by national Disability Institute at, and how the State of Virginia is using this tool at


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