Financial Literacy Project
Financial Literacy Project was created to help
individuals with a cancer diagnosis understand
and evaluate their finances in light of their
current needs and the monetary issues they may
incur. This free service provides information
on financial products and assists cancer patients
in choosing services that best suit their financial
needs and can save you time and help eliminate
The Financial Literacy Project can help
you to make informed decisions and even offer
a second opinion on options you are considering.
As educators and advocates, the counselors of
the Financial Literacy Project provide explanations
to promote your financial comprehension and decision
if requested, may be provided to financial professionals,
insurance agents, attorneys, bankers and investment
A Financial Literacy Project representative
is available weekly to meet with program participants
through Joan Karnell Supportive Care Services. The Financial
Literacy Project is an independent, not-for-profit
organization, providing a confidential service
for you and is available during any point in
your cancer care. Think of it as a personal and
confidential financial resource.
Literacy Project's advisors offer help with many
- financial strategies
- credit options
- investing and insurance
How Does It Work?
The Financial Literacy
Project will assign a personal consultant with
financial expertise to help you navigate financial
and investment options and choose ones that you
may wish to consider for you and your family.
Our volunteer advisors have spent many years
in the financial services industry and provide
you with unbiased, confidential advice.
volunteer will assist you in analyzing your present
situation, explain options that you may wish
to consider and provide you with background needed
to make informed decisions. They
will not sell you a product or service, but
will instead help you understand the financial
products or services you may wish to consider
in response to your specific needs. If you require
a referral to a financial or other professional,
the volunteers of the Financial Literacy Project
will be happy to help you make that selection.
How Do I Get Started?
To schedule an appointment to access the services
of the Financial Literacy Project or for more
information, call 215-829-6466. There is no cost
or obligation to you.
makes no representations or warranties, and
disclaims all representations, warranties and
liabilities, with respect to any and all legal,
financial or any other services, advice or
representation of any kind and type whatsoever
provided by the Financial Literacy Project. Pennsylvania
Hospital shall not be liable for any direct,
special, indirect, incidental, consequential,
exemplary, extra-contractual, or punitive damages
of any kind whatever, including, without limitation,
lost revenues or lost profits, or damages arising
from any form of professional malpractice,
which may or does result from the use of the
services, advice or representation from the
Financial Literacy Project."