Free Financial Planning Events Held in Major Cities Throughout October

Not surprisingly, most Americans need or want professional guidance when it comes to long-term financial goals. Yet, most adults and couples never get the professional help they need because they assume that hiring a financial planner is a luxury reserved for the wealthy. And maybe they’re not too far off the mark.

According to AdvisoryHQ News, an online news media provider specializing in research, reviews, and rankings, financial planners typically charge an average hourly fee of between $120 and $300. So what if you can’t dish out that kind of dough?

For the seventh year in a row, The United States Conference of Mayors along with the Foundation of for Financial Planning, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and the Financial Planning Association are sponsoring “Financial Planning Days” events across major cities throughout October.

Financial Planning Days are provided to offer anyone and everyone the opportunity to meet with certified financial planners to get advice and information completely free of charge. The volunteer financial planners participating in the event don’t even ask for names, sell products, or otherwise attempt to drum up future business. Financial workshop presentations will also be available to interested parties.

Although walk-ins are certainly accepted, you can also pre-register at financiallanningdays.org.

To find out if a Financial Planning Day is scheduled in your area, check the schedule below:

  • October 1:
    • Akron, Ohio
    • Miamisburg, Ohio
  • October 5:
    • Columbus, Ohio
  • October 8:
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Lubbock, Texas
    • San Antonio, Texas
  • October 9:
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • October 15:
    • Huntington Beach, California
    • Oakland, California
    • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • October 22:
    • West Sacramento, California
    • San Francisco, California
    • Lakewood, Colorado
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Tempe, Arizona
    • Arlington, Virginia
  • October 23:
    • Rosemead, California
  • October 29:
    • Los Angeles, California
    • San Rafael, California
    • Baltimore, Maryland
    • St. Paul, Minnesota