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Getting Help: Financial Coaching

In addition to using her phone app to track spending and saving goals, Barbara also found a financial coach through a local credit union. Financial coaching is different from financial planning because it allows you to choose your own goals, rather than someone telling you what to do. Even after her first meeting with her coach, Barbara felt more motivated to stick with her plan and to aim for bigger financial goals. 

Finding a Financial Coach

Call 2-1-1 and research Consumer Financial Protection Bureau programs to find free financial coaching through credit unions and other nonprofits in your community.

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