Announcing Metro Washington Financial Planning Day, Saturday, October 22, 2016


Metro Washington to Host Free Financial Planning Day
Dozens of Metro Washington Area Financial Planners Will Offer Free Advice on Budgeting, Retirement Planning, Income Taxes, Investment Strategies, and More

We have all heard that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but Metro Washington area residents may feel differently after receiving free financial planning advice and guidance from local professional financial planners during Metro Washington Financial Planning Day. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at George Mason University, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 and will feature highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, all volunteering their time and expertise to work one-on-one with local residents to address their important financial issues.

Financial planners will be set up at individual tables to meet with attendees to answer questions on getting out of debt, retirement planning, investment strategies, income taxes, insurance, mortgages, and foreclosures, among many other topics. All advice will be offered on a “no strings attached” basis and planners will not give out business cards or sell financial products or services.

The event will also feature a series of classroom-style educational workshops addressing key personal finance topics, including:
1. Women and Investing
2. Basics of Estate Planning
3. Investing Basics
4. Planning for Young Professionals
5. Social Security

Metro Financial Planning Day is organized by the National Capital Area chapter of the Financial Planning Association, as part of a national Financial Planning Days initiative created by an alliance between the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Financial Planning Association, Foundation for Financial Planning, and U.S Conference of Mayors. The collaboration is a first-of-its kind effort involving thousands of financial planners nationwide united in an effort to provide free financial education and programming to communities throughout the U.S.

TO PARTICIPATE: Metro Washington Financial Planning Day is free and open to the public. Members of the news media are invited to attend the event and interview the organizers. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at George Mason University, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201. Pre-registration starts at 9:30, with events beginning at 10:00 am and continuing until 4:00 pm. Metered parking is available on the street and there is underground parking.

Free online registration for the Metro Washington Financial Planning Day is available at , or by calling toll free at 877-861-7826. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Kathleen Sindell, Ph.D. 703-299-1700 or
Susan Chesson, CFP 703-760-3673 or

Media Contacts for National Financial Planning Days Initiative:
CFP Board: Daniel F. Drummond – 202.379.2252 or
FPA: Ben Lewis – 303.867.7190 or
Foundation for Financial Planning: Jon Dauphiné – 770.938.1110 or

About CFP Board
The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards® (CFP Board) is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® certificants 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 more than 70,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit or call 800-487-1497.

About FPA
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and also includes those who support the financial planning process. Working in alliance with academic leaders, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations, FPA helps connect all in our membership through a variety of unique and compelling ways. FPA members adhere to the highest standards of professional competence, ethical conduct and clear, complete disclosure to those they serve. FPA’s unparalleled network of chapters encourage professional development and networking on a local level. Based in Denver, Colo., our association represents tens of thousands of members involved in all facets of providing financial planning services. For more information about FPA, visit or call 800.322.4237.

About Foundation for Financial Planning
The mission of the Foundation for Financial Planning is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need. The Foundation funds programs that provide pro bono financial planning, and connect volunteers through the involvement of the financial planning and services community. The Foundation strives to help people who are underserved by the market, in need of financial guidance, or in a financial crisis. The Foundation aims to improve the lives of all Americans through access to pro bono financial planning and financial life skills education to provide those at all socio-economic levels with the knowledge to control their financial lives and opportunities to obtain unbiased financial advice in time of crisis and disaster. For more information about the Foundation for Financial Planning, visit

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Metro Washington Financial Planning Day, October 22, 2016

Taxable Social Security Benefits

Seventh Annual Financial Planning Days Brings Free Financial Advice to Americans Nationwide

Financial Planning DaysAmericans nationwide will have the opportunity to get competent financial advice at no cost and with no strings attached during Financial Planning Days being held in twenty-two cities across the U.S. between October 1st and 29th. During these events, 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 CFP Board, 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.

Participating CFP® professionals arrange with local event organizers to volunteer their time and offer “no-strings-attached” advice. During the 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.

Please help us spread the news with your contacts who may be interested in attending. Free registration is available at or by calling toll-free at 1-877-861-7826. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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