Financial Education

The Financial Education Program offers financial education and counseling services to Missouri Masons, Eastern Star members, and their family members through free, individual consultations by phone or in person. 

Our Accredited Financial Counselor can help you address financial concerns or help you prepare for expected expenses or transitions.

In Fiscal Year 2022, the Masonic Home provided financial counseling to 86 cases.

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One-on-One Counseling

The majority of the clients in the Financial Education Program receive one-on-one counseling with an Accredited Financial Counselor through regular consultations. Topics addressed are specific to the financial needs of each client and focus on areas requiring the most support. 

These include:

  • Budgeting
  • Prioritizing expenses
  • Debt management
  • Adjusting to changing income or expenses
  • Planning for times of transitions
 
Participants are often referred from the Financial Assistance Programs to address financial concerns or crisis. However, many clients are self-referred to avoid financial distress or to prepare for expected expenses or transitions.

Group Presentations

The Masonic Home’s Accredited Financial Counselors also provide educational group presentations on most requested financial topics.

These presentations are an excellent free service for your local Lodge and Chapter members and provide opportunities to connect with your Masonic widows, local youth, and other members of your community.

Applicant Age When Raised as a Master Mason Continuous Good Standing Requirements Prior to Application
Prior to the Age of 40 5 Years
40 – 49 Years of Age 10 Years
50 – 59 Years of Age 15 Years
60+ Years of Age 20 Years

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