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Free Financial Advice for Americans Nationwide During Seventh Annual Financial Planning Days

September 26, 2016
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In these uncertain economic times, Americans nationwide will have the opportunity to get competent financial advice at no cost and with no strings attached.  Between October 1st and 29th, twenty-two Financial Planning Days ( will be held in cities across the U.S.  On those days, hundreds of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals will partner with local city governments and gather in designated schools, municipal buildings, and libraries to offer free financial counsel to area residents.

In its seventh year, Financial Planning Days is a joint endeavor by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board), Financial Planning Association® (FPA®), Foundation for Financial Planning and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The mission of the initiative is to bring free, ethical financial planning advice to the public through one-on-one advising sessions and group workshops. Highly qualified CFP® professionals will volunteer their time and offer “no-strings-attached” advice.  These professionals will not distribute business cards, take names, or sell financial products or services. 

In one-on-one consultations, financial planners are seated at tables and meet privately with individuals and couples to answer questions on budgeting, managing credit, getting out of debt, income taxes, homeownership, planning and paying for college, estate planning, insurance and many other topics. Free classroom-style workshop presentations covering key areas of personal finance are also available.

To participate: Free registration is available at or by calling toll-free at 1-877-861-7826. Walk-ins are also welcome.  Events are planned in the following metro areas:

Akron, OH Arlington, VA Atlanta, GA Baltimore, MD
October 1 October 22 October 8 October 29
Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Columbus, OH Huntington Beach, CA
October 8 October 8 October 5 October 15
Indianapolis, IN Lakewood, CO Los Angeles, CA Lubbock, TX
October 15 October 22 October 29 October 8
Miamisburg, OH Milwaukee, WI Oakland, CA Rosemead, CA
October 1 October 22 October 15 October 23
San Antonio San Francisco, CA San Rafael, CA St. Paul, MN
October 8 October 22 October 29 October 29
Tempe, AZ West Sacramento, CA    
October 22 October 22    

About CFP Board
The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board's mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.  CFP Board currently authorizes over 75,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.  For more information about CFP Board, visit or call 800-487-1497.

About the Financial Planning Association
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the principal professional organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professionals, educators, financial services professionals and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession. Through a collaborative effort to provide more than 24,000 members with One Connection™ to tools and resources for professional development, business success, advocacy and community, FPA is the indispensable force in the advancement of today’s CFP® professional. Learn more about FPA at and follow on Twitter at

About the Foundation for Financial Planning
The Foundation for Financial Planning is a 501(c)(3) organization solely devoted to powering pro bono financial planning for people in need. Since 1995, the Foundation has provided more than $6 million in grants to nonprofits linking financial planners to vulnerable populations—including military families, cancer patients, domestic violence survivors and others—serving more than 378,000 people with free financial guidance. Over the next 3 years, the Foundation aims to double its impact, growing the ranks of volunteer planners, developing new partnerships and program models, and providing more resources to quality programs delivering pro bono financial planning services.

Learn more and join the network of professionals powering pro bono financial planning at Follow us on Twitter at