In response to the many fears and uncertainties that arose during the economic crisis, The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Consumer Education Foundation sponsored multiple financial advice events around the country as part of the “Your Money Bus” tour.
On Tuesday January 19th, the “Your Money Bus” rolled in to downtown Raleigh, in partnership with NC State Treasurer Janet Cowell’s office.
With unemployment hovering around 10% and dramatic swings in the stock market, the need for financial advice was very apparent in the crowd of more than 85 that showed up at the State Government Complex in downtown Raleigh. The impressive turnout of people came with a wide mix of questions that dealt with everything from how much and in which accounts they should be saving to which debts they should be paying down the quickest.
Partners of Financial Symmetry, Allison Berger and Chad Smith, participated in the event for the second consecutive year.
“We’ve really enjoyed being involved with the ‘Your Money Bus’ tour over the last two years. It’s a great opportunity to spread financial literacy and make a difference in our community.” -Allison Berger
“Volunteering our advice has been a neat way to provide people with action steps that can help them gain some peace of mind when dealing with their finances.” -Chad Smith