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How EAP Can Help...

Whether you are tackling debt or trying to save for a home, college or retirement, the most important thing is to get started. Creating a budget is the first step. Creating a budget - and sticking to it - lets you have money for the things you want. A sensible budget allows you take control of your money and to plan for the future. Your local EAP Coordinator can provide you with information to get you started.

Changing deeply rooted financial habits, even bad habits, is hard work. If financial problems are causing you stress, your EAP Coordinator can meet with you personally to assess your situation, provide you with educational information and support, and if necessary, refer you to an appropriate resource for additional help. Sometimes financial problems are the result of more serious underlying issues such as depression, substance abuse, or problem gambling. If this is the case, your EAP Coordinator will work with you to find an appropriate provider who can help you resolve these issues.

How NYS-Balance Can Help…

This confidential resource and referral service is designed to save executive branch employees time and help them better balance work and life. State employees and their families can email or call a NYS-Balance consultant for help with a wide variety of issues including budgeting, home repair, finding child care or a summer camp, health and wellness, elder care issues, retirement planning, college preparation, parenting strategies, and more. In addition, the NYS-Balance website provides an abundance of useful resources, articles, links, and interactive tools. NYS-Balance consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no cost to employees or their families. Visit the comprehensive website at: or call to speak with a consultant at: 1-866-320-4760. If you need the username and password for the NYS–Balance website, please email us at or contact your EAP coordinator or human resources office.

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