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 individuals.
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 circumstances.
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