September 14, 2009

Guest post: financial planning for non-profit employees

[Today we have a guest post from Adam Perry at the Capital Area Asset Builders. Check out their upcoming free financial planning clinic on September 23rd!]

There's this commonly held assumption that I'd like to see discarded: that one must choose between a career that offers financial security or "socially responsible" work that entails financial hardship.

I hear this assumption often when discussing my current work and my dreams for the future with friends (and even family). The bottom line, though, is that it’s not what you make, but what you do with it. Just like most things worth doing, planning for the future takes time and discipline.

With the Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB), I work with people to increase their financial independence. Many of our clients are low-income DC residents, but we’ve recently begun targeting other types of people, including young nonprofit professionals, who are looking to increase their financial security.

On September 23rd, Rebecca Schrieber, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who works specifically with young professionals, is leading a free financial planning clinic at CAAB called "Keep The Work You Love: Financial Planning for Young Professionals." Participants will also be able to sign up for a free, no-strings-attached, one-on-one consultation with a CFP® professional to work through individual issues.

Come take advantage of this opportunity to challenge the false choice between good work and financial security, so that we can keep working to make our city a better place for everyone.

--Adam Perry

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