Find me a money coach...quick!

It's a dream assignment, to be sure. Work with a half dozen "Life coaches" and report back on the findings in the pages of a major magazine. It didn't take long for me to identify areas I needed "coaching" in, and procure the necessary people.

But one area vexed me greatly. I had written in my proposal that I would look for a "personal finance" coach, because, as a freelance writer, I am perpetually a dollar short. But unlike the ease with which I found a home organization coach, a life coach, a cooking coach and a wardrobe coach, I kept coming up empty on the personal finance front. Why?

Not a lot of personal finance coaches work with broke people.