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Money Matters @NYPL: Financial Planning Association of New York Pro Bono Committee - Sandy Disaster Financial Relief Program
The New York Public Library is partnering with The New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, a professional organization comprised mostly of Certified Financial Planners, lawyers, insurance professionals, and other financial advisors.
Their services are free of charge and there will be no attempt to sell any products or services.
a) Use home has been significantly impaired or damaged;
b) Business owner whose place of business has been significantly impaired;
c) Loss of work as a direct result;
d) Suffered a direct or indirect financial loss;
e) Incurred medical and/or other significant expense (e.g., alternative housing); or
f) A family member has been injured or died.
Volunteers will provide advice in the following areas:
• Providing guidance to gain more control over their finances: Assessing what financial decisions have to be made now, soon, and later
• Identifying resources for needed services and relief assistance (e.g., FEMA, SBA)
• Tips to prevent fraudulent services
• Budgeting / managing increased expenses (e.g., alternative living, clothing, medical)
• Debt management
• Tax relief and guidance
• Estate planning
There is no need to register. For more information about the FPA of NY, please visit www.fpany.org.