Recognizing the growing need for accessible and competent financial advice, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Financial Planning Association, Foundation for Financial Planning and the U.S. Conference of Mayors are collaborating to offer free Financial Planning Days (webiste is www.FinancialPlanningDays.org – click link at bottom for more info) in over 30 cities across the United States on Saturdays throughout October. The second annual free Financial Planning Days is a unique endeavor by local governments and hundreds of financial planners nationwide to provide free financial advice and education to the public through one-on-one advising sessions and workshops. Experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) professionals will volunteer their time to offer “no-strings-attached” advice; planners will not distribute business cards or sell financial products or services.
In one-on-one consultations, financial planners will answer questions on topics ranging from budgeting, managing credit, getting out of debt, income taxes, homeownership, dealing with mortgage foreclosures, planning and paying for college, estate planning and insurance, and many other topics. Free classroom-style workshop presentations covering key personal finance topics will also be available. Financial Planning Days provide Americans, especially those most affected by the current economic crisis, an opportunity to receive free expert, ethical, and truly personal financial advice. The financial planning community and city governments across the country hope these unique events will empower all individuals, regardless of age or income, to make a financial plan to help achieve their financial goals. Thanks to Free Things to Do in Los Angeles and Free Things to Do in Orlando for this great financial freebie.