CALGARY, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ - From deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma to the
recent floods in Alberta, natural disasters have gained extensive
coverage on several media outlets. Less publicized, but still
important, is the financial impact these disasters can have on
Natural disasters are mostly unavoidable, and the aftermath of the event
often puts affected people in a state of shock. Entire communities are
understandably distraught, and individuals can face long-term mental
and physical challenges after such disasters. In the face of such
tragedies, the most you can do is attempt to curtail the time it will
take you to put your life back together again, particularly in regards
to your finances.
After a devastating event like the Alberta floods, financial security is
an essential part of the rebuilding process. Money Mentors would like
to remind all Albertans, especially those affected by the floods, about
the financial services our organization provides, regardless of your
Money Mentors offers credit counselling that empowers people to take
control of their finances. Our organization's friendly, qualified, and
experienced team of personal and family financial counsellors provides
unbiased advice. We always keep your best interests in mind.
An appointment with a counsellor informs clients on how they can manage
and repay their debts efficiently. The counsellor and client will work
together to determine the best course of action; either the client will
pay off their debts on their own, or they can take advantage of the
government-legislated Orderly Payment of Debts program, a program which
Money Mentors manages on behalf of the Government of Alberta. All
Albertans, including flood victims, can utilize this service to get
back on track with their finances.
Our money coaches offer clients a tailored financial management plan.
Coaches offer various services, including personal finance advice and
planning. Our coaches do not just look at facts and figures; they take
a thorough look at the bigger picture. From budgeting to debt
management to retirement planning, our coaches can help you build a
Money Action Plan (MAP), regardless of your current financial position.
Many Calgarians and Southern Albertans have gone through a life-changing
event, and it will likely take several years for a full recovery.
Remember that as you start the rebuilding process, it is important to
guard yourself against despair. Meet each challenge with the energy it
requires, and know that you have your entire community standing behind
you. There are many people and organizations ready and willing to help
you as you recover, including Money Mentors. Please, do not hesitate to
call us anytime.
Money Mentors is the only Alberta-based, not-for-profit credit
counselling agency. Through a number of services, we help families and
individuals recover from financial crisis and move forward. From credit
counselling and money coaching to retirement planning and community
financial literacy, we are contributing to a healthier financial future
for the entire province.
Written By: William Akoto - Marketing and Communications, MoneyMentors.ca.
SOURCE: Money Mentors
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