Free Financial Planning in October

Always wanted to meet with a Certified Financial Planner, but didn’t because of the cost?  You’re in luck!  The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., The Financial Planning Association, The Foundation for Financial Planning, and The United States Conference of Mayors have joined together to bring free, no-obligation financial planning days to 24 cities across the US.

Staffed by financial planning professionals, the events will feature classroom-style workshops and one-on-one consultations.  The volunteer planners will not distribute business cards or take contact information – it is totally anonymous and no-strings-attached.

Dates include:

Miami, FL

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Friday, Oct. 5. 2012

Miami-Dade Wolfson Campus

Newark, NJ

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Science Park High School

Oakland, CA

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Oakland City Hall

Baltimore, MD

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Frederick Douglass Senior High School

Columbus, OH

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Columbus Metropolitan Main Library

Orange County, CA

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

The Huntington Beach Library

Elizabeth, NJ

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

Elizabeth City Hall

Denver, CO

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

North High School

Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

Los Angeles Central Library

Omaha, NE

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

MCC – Fort Omaha

Portland, OR

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

The Portland Building

Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Community College of Philadelphia

Sacramento, CA – Regional

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

West Sacramento City Hall

San Antonio, TX

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

The Neighborhood Place

San Diego, CA

Saturday Oct. 6, 2012

Pavilion at Broadway Pier

Seattle, WA

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

Garfield Community Center

Silicon Valley, CA

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012

UUCPA of Palo Alto

San Francisco, CA

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

UC-Hastings College of the Law

Twin Cities, MN

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Chicago, IL

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Harold Washington Library

Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012

Indiana State Fairgrounds

Purdue Ext. Building

Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Virginia Beach Convention Center

Washington, DC – Metro Area

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Columbia Heights Educational Campus

(Bell Multicultural High School)

Phoenix, AZ

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

John F. Long Family Services Center

You can click on the city name to get more information about that city’s event.

What a great opportunity to get a little expert advice without spending any money or getting on a mailing list!  I wish that I lived near one of these locations so that I could participate.  Please, if there is a city near you, go and report back what you’ve learned.

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Morada

    Great idea, except that I can’t afford to travel to any of the cities!!