Financial Information and Free Services
Free Financial Counseling Session
AFCPE & Wells Fargo Foundation are partnering to offer free financial counseling to those who are financially impacted by COVID-19.
The United Way has locations across the globe which provide local programs to help people achieve financial stability.
Consumer Protection Financial Bureau
CPFB offers online information on a variety of topics such as auto loans, credit scores and debt collection.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation for those who qualify. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.
Credit Counseling and Debt Management
This article details the pros and cons of debt management services and reviews several companies.
The FTA provides a directory of financial therapists who meet with clients locally or virtually.
XYPN is a network of fee-only financial advisors who meet with clients locally or virtually.
The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated, by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack
This book plainly and accurately answers the question “What should middle class Americans do with their money.”
I Am Net Worthy: The Financial Master Plan for Millennials, by Chris Smith
While the fundamentals of personal finance remain unchanged, this book presents them in a fresh way, in the context of the modern economic climate.
Financial Recovery: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money, by Karen McCall
This remarkably compassionate book provides a holistic approach to getting out of debt, which begins with understanding the origin of your relationship with money and your relationship with yourself.
The Heart of Money: A Couple’s Guide to Creating True Financial Intimacy, by Deborah L. Price
This book is written by my mentor and presents the philosophy and exercises that are the basis of my couples Core Process coaching. It is beautifully written and can provide powerful healing and intimacy for couples who read it and follow the suggestions.
Wild Money: A Creative Journey to Financial Wisdom, by Luna Jaffe
Wild Money is the most unique, useful, and non-shaming financial book I’ve ever read. The book uses beautiful drawings and compassionate writing to create a safe space for readers to begin to explore and heal their relationship with money.