Why Financial Coaching?
Watching my parents struggle as they did, lead to my interest in financial security from a young age. This interest lead me to obtain a business/accounting minor in college and then to gain a vast knowledge on the subject of personal finance. This education has lead my wife and I to be debt free and be able to pursue financial independence.
I started to share my knowledge first by giving advice to friends and family, finding along the way that I love this work. I love taking a problem and looking at all the possible solutions to see if there’s a different path forward. It’s why I became an engineer and it’s what has lead me to starting this financial coaching business. I’ve helped others find their financial footing and I can help you too!
Getting a financial coach doesn’t mean that you’re bad with your money. It can always help to bring someone in who can be objective. So, if you’re interested in exploring financial coaching, take a look at the services offered below. I look forward to helping you to use your money to build the life you deserve.
I have been meeting with Emily of Fierbird Finance for over 3 years now. At first we worked on managing and paying off my student loans and credit card debt. Talking with her totally reshaped my philosophy on money, debt, and saving. I have paid off all of my debts now (an incredible feeling!) and am working on saving up for a house. Taking a new job with a large pay cut recently, it felt near impossible to reach that goal and also stay out of debt (something I have strived to do since paying it all off). I found myself putting more things on my credit card for the sake of maintaining my ‘savings’ account. With her financial coaching services, she was able to provide me with a plan that laid out exactly how I will be able to not only pay my every day bills, but plan for those unexpected expenses AND afford to put money aside for a house and even retirement. Money management can seem near impossible and debt, insurmountable – but working with Emily makes it approachable and engaging. I cannot recommend her or her coaching services enough. Talking to her is the first investment in a line of many wise investments to follow (if you make sure to listen to her!).Alex M.
Coaching Services Offered
Take Off Session
The Take Off Session is a 2 hour, introductory session to get your finances back to square one. This session will take each of your expenses and evaluate them through the lens of your values. Does every expense you make truly align with where you want your life to end up? This session will help you answer that question, along with many more, launching you towards your goals.
Session cost: $250
Working with Emily at Fierbird has been an incredible experience. There are still steps that I need to take to really have more control over my financial situation, but for the first time in a long time, I feel confident about my future and the path I need to take to get there. Emily provided that peace of mind and helped me understand how to look at my finances and tackle outstanding debt. Ultimately, she helped me understand that I have the capacity to take ownership over my money and make some positive change for myself that is completely within my ability. Prior to working with Emily, I didn’t think that I had any affinity for budgeting and managing money. She has instilled a confidence in me and has allowed me the room to ask questions to seek further understanding. I look forward to continuing this journey and will absolutely call on her again in the future.Tammy M.
After your Take Off Session, if you are looking for a more hands on approach to your money, there is continued coaching offered.
One month of Coaching Sessions:
These weekly sessions over the course of one month will help you to learn how to:
- Balance a Budget
- Have a clear picture of your financial situation and future
- Have confidence in maintaining and keeping your budget, planning ahead for short term upcoming expenses
- Remove initial financial stress
Four months of Coaching Sessions:
Continued coaching every other week after completing the first month of coaching described above for the following 3 months. This package includes everything in the one month coaching package PLUS:
- Overcome specific challenges
- Set and keep financial goals
- Refine budget and strategy to meet specific personal needs and targeted objectives
- Understanding and building credit score
- Confidently plan ahead months out for all expenses and goals
Seven months of Coaching Sessions:
Continued coaching every other week after completing the first month of coaching described above for the following 6 months. This package includes everything in the four month coaching package PLUS:
- Create the framework to allow for minimal thinking or stressing about money between paychecks.
- Uses money to build a life based on goals and dreams.
- Create feelings of pride and confidence over aligning values to expenses/savings
- Calculate net worth
- Learn basics of retirement savings
- Understand basic tax strategies and deductions
- Discuss benefits of estate planning
- Reset your mindset to relieve your financial stress.
- Includes a 6 month check-in session to keep your budget fresh and on your mind.
Do you already have your finances in order, but want another opinion on how to reach a short term or long term goal (buying a home, maxing out retirement savings, etc.)? The 1 hour Goal Session could be for you. We’ll review your current budget and upcoming goals to see if there is anything we can do to ramp up your journey to get you where you want to be faster!
Session cost: $150
So, if you’re ready to take your finances to the next level, Click here to book a session with me now!