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Residents have opportunity to get free financial advice

We’ve all heard that there’s no free lunch, but in these challenging economic times, Miami-area residents will be able to get free financial planning advice and guidance from professional financial planners at Miami Financial Planning Day.

The event will take place on Oct. 4, 4-7 p.m., and Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus Building 2, Room 2106. It will feature experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified Certified Financial Planner professionals, all volunteering their time and expertise to work with local residents oneon- one to address important financial issues.

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

Miami Financial Planning Day is organized by City of Miami in partnership with FPA of Miami-Dade, Greater Fort Lauderdale, and Gold Coast Chapters as part of a national Financial Planning Days initiative created by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Financial Planning Association, and the Foundation for Financial Planning and 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 Miami Financial Planning Day is available at www.financialplanningdays.org/Miami, or by calling toll free at 1-877-861-7826. Walk-ins also are welcome.