Faced with mounting debt, rising costs of college, retirement and healthcare, many individuals need advice on how to plan and manage their finances wisely. As millions struggle to find trustworthy information and resources, the role of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals become even more critical. FPA is an organization that closes the gap – through resources, advocacy and public education.
FPA’s nationwide network of nearly 100 chapters lead the way to help thousands of Americans struggling to financially achieve their goals and dreams through a variety of community outreach programs including:
FPA Financial Planning Week®
October 3-7, 2016 marks FPA’s 14th annual Financial Planning Week. Throughout the month of October, FPA chapters are celebrating Financial Planning Week by hosting a variety of financial planning educational activities including Financial Planning Days, personal finance workshops, hotlines and much more to help citizens discover the value of financial planning and make smart financial decisions. FPA’s Financial Planning Week was recognized on the ASAE 2010 Associations Advance America Honor Roll. The 2010 Associations Advance America Awards program recognizes associations that propel America forward. Only 24 programs were selected for this recognition in 2010. View certificate. (PDF | 124KB)
Pro Bono Financial Counseling
Financial planners have been engaged in pro bono activities since the profession began. For FPA, the effort began with 9/11. Following the terrorists attacks, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals from FPA decided they needed to help victims of disaster and those in special need. The FPA Pro Bono Program targets under-served individuals and families striving to build assets and improve their lives but cannot afford to engage a planner on their own. In partnership with the Foundation for Financial Planning, FPA chapters help thousands of Americans each year.