Denver to host free financial planning day

Financial planners to offer free advice on budgeting, financial planning, debt management, paying for college, and more

The City and County of Denver is teaming up with the Financial Planning Association of Colorado to offer a free day of financial planning, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Mi Casa Resource Center, 360 Acoma St. Denver Financial Planning Day will provide Denver-area residents with free financial planning advice from professional financial planners. The event will feature planners from the Financial Planning Association®  and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, all volunteering their time and expertise to work with local residents one-on-one to address important financial issues. 

Financial planners will meet one-on-one with attendees to answer questions on budgeting, getting out of debt, income taxes, dealing with mortgage foreclosures, paying for college, estate planning and insurance, among many other topics. 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: Financial Fire Drill: Tips to Cope with Loss of Income; Managing Money in Hard Times: Dealing with Credit Cards, Foreclosure and Unemployment; and Planning for Your Financial Goals.

“There is a direct link between the fiscal health of individual residents and the greater economic vitality of our City as a whole,” said André Pettigrew, executive director of the Denver Office of Economic Development. “By working to improve the financial IQ of Denver residents, we’re taking an important step toward strengthening individuals and communities. Being smarter about all things financial is essential for the well-being of our residents.”

Denver Financial Planning Day is organized by the City and County of Denver in partnership with the Financial Planning Association of Colorado as part of a national Financial Planning Days initiative created by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Financial Planning Association, Foundation for Financial Planning and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The collaboration is a first-of-its kind effort involving city governments and thousands of financial planners nationwide united in an effort to provide free financial education and programming to communities throughout the U.S.
Free online registration for the Denver Financial Planning Day is available at or by calling 800-322-4237, ext. 7151. Walk-ins are also welcome. Free parking will be available at the event site.

About CFP Board
National Media Contact: Patrick Mitchell, CFP Board - 703.276.3266 or
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 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™ and federally registered 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 61,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit or call 800-487-1497.

About FPA
National Media Contact: Lynn Brackpool, FPA - 303.867.7173 or  
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the leadership and advocacy organization connecting those who need, support and deliver professional financial planning. FPA demonstrates and supports a professional commitment to education and a client-centered financial planning process. Based in Denver, Colo., FPA has 95 chapters throughout the country representing tens of thousands of members involved in all facets of providing financial planning services. Working in alliance with academic leaders, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations, FPA is the community that fosters the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession. For more information about FPA, visit or call 800-322-4237.

About Foundation for Financial Planning
National Media Contact: Jim Peniston, Foundation for Financial Planning - 770.938.1110 or   
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

About The U.S. Conference of Mayors
National Media Contact: Dustin Joyce, The U.S. Conference of Mayors – 202.861.6759 or   
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,204 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. More information about the Conference is available at

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