Financial planners offer advice to Colorado wildfire victims
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With over 500 homes destroyed by Colorado wildfires, those affected are faced with the daunting task of getting back on their feet. The Financial Planners Association is seeking to relieve some of the stress by hosting free financial advice sessions for fire victims.

The next session will be on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the offices of the Ft. Collins Coloradoan, 1300 Riverside Ave in Ft. Collins.

Mary Ann Heyman and William Reynolds, two certified financial advisors from Financial Design and Management Inc. are among those participating in the sessions.

On Friday, they shared their top tips for fire victims.

1. Keep a record of everything:

When filing a claim with your insurance company make sure you document every conversation and email including who you’ve talked to, what you talked about, time and date. Also keep any receipts related to being displaced from your home. Make a claim binder with all documents and if possible with pictures that document what you had in your house.

“When you have a place where there are a lot of claims going on, it gets overwhelming and details get lost,” Heyman said.

2. Don’t share your information:

Only share your information with sources you know. Make sure all the advice you are receiving comes from resources like the…………… continues on Denver Post

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