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Free Planning Assistance

Last week I wrote about free tax assistance programs. Reading through my Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine the other night, I came across what is seemingly becoming an annual event – free financial planning advice … for two days (TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 and FRIDAY, JANUARY 25) Kiplinger’s is working with the NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) Consumer Education Foundation to provide free, objective financial advice for consumers.

NAPFA (http://napfa.org) is the leading professional organization for fee-only financial advisors. Regardless of your current stage of life, this is a great opportunity to jumpstart your financial plan (New Year resolution?) and address questions about retirement savings, estate planning, taxes, insurance, college savings, etc. Last year, more than 12,000 people received assistance. Typically, fee only planners charge an hourly rate of $100 to $250.

Where do you go to get the free assistance?