The tragedies of September 11 sent hundreds of families and companies into financial upheaval, and struggling to get back to business as usual.
In response, the Financial Planning Association set up a hotline offering financial planning support for 9/11 victims. Since its launch last October, the hotline has helped more than 200 “clients” connect with planners in their area–but the FPA isn’t finished.
On May 8, the FPA, in cooperation with the Henry Street Settlement in lower Manhattan, will host a free seminar offering pro bono financial planning to city residents affected by the terror attacks.
“This is the first in a series of seminars,” says Clara Lipson, program director of the FPA’s National Financial Planning Support Center in the New York metro area. “There is an awareness and understanding of budgeting, credit management, and future planning that needs to evolve here.”