Find Financial Literacy Counseling Near You
In today’s economic climate many people are seeking financial literacy counseling. The NFEC has a nationwide association of financial literacy counselors who are highly-qualified and feel passionate about helping others accomplish their financial objectives. That means you can find a counselor in your local region with top-notch qualifications, whose goal is to conduct empirical analysis of your money situation and then provide personalized counseling, education, and accountability to support you toward financial health.
Our research indicates that average financial literacy counseling is simply someone to talk with. NFEC counselors that earn their financial coaching certification earn a higher grade: they provide a comprehensive range of services developed for the purpose of helping people improve their financial situations. We reviewed 137 websites that arose in the first 50 pages of Google results for a search using the terms ‘financial counseling’ and ‘financial coaching.’ Among the 137 sites, 26 clearly indicated their price/packaging information. Number one on the list of services offered was talk time (by phone or email). Several had educational resources available (i.e. courses, ongoing training). Just a handful would give clients a personal financial plan, and only two offered re-reporting. For those seeking to become a financial counselor it is suggested they provide more comprehensive programming.
Rita’s counselor had helped her meet her immediate priorities. Now her financial literacy counseling experience, Rita’s counselor was there for her when she needed refresher education or planning resources; and Rita was free to apply her growing money management skills to achieving her goals. The counselor also provided Rita with personalized prompts about important dates.