Public Policy


Financial Planning Days

CFP Board has joined forces with three national non-profit organizations – Financial Planning Association®, Foundation for Financial Planning, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors – to organize annual Financial Planning Days in October, consisting of free public events in cities around the country.

Financial Planning Days give you an opportunity to meet one-on-one with CFP® professionals who can address your specific financial questions and provide you with unbiased, no-strings-attached financial guidance. In addition to personalized advice, you will also be able to attend informative classroom-style workshops addressing popular personal finance topics.

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You may seek advice on a variety of topics – retirement planning, investment strategies, budgeting, credit and debt, taxes, insurance, education savings and small business finances, among many others.

Best of all – it's all free and there are no strings attached! All financial planners are participating as volunteers and they will not be taking down names, selling products or services, or giving out business cards and marketing materials. Come as you are, or come prepared with any financial paperwork related to your questions. And, you can consult with as many different financial planners as you need! 

Watch the Financial Planning Days video, with highlights from prior events and testimonials from attendees and volunteers who participated:

2014 Financial Planning Days

2014 marked the fifth year of Financial Planning Days, featuring events in 24 cities nationwide that connected thousands of consumers with hundreds of CFP® professionals who volunteered to provide free financial consultations and workshops at designated schools, municipal buildings and libraries.  

To learn more about events that took place in 2014, click on the links below or visit

Akron, OH
October 4, 2014
University of Akron

  Atlanta, GA
October 11, 2014
Oglethorpe University
Baltimore, MD
November 8, 2014
The Open Church of Maryland
  Chicago, IL
October 25, 2014
Harold Washington Library

Cincinnati, OH
October 25, 2014
Cincinnati Public Library


Columbus, OH
October 8, 2014
Columbus Metropolitan Library - Main Branch

Elizabeth, NJ
October 25, 2014
Trinitas Center of Regional Education (CORE)


Huntington Beach, California
October 18, 2014
Huntington Beach Public Library

Indianapolis, IN
October 18, 2014
University of Indianapolis


Los Angeles, CA
October 25, 2014
Los Angeles Central Library

Lubbock, TX 
October 25, 2014
Monterey High School


Milwaukee, WI
October 25, 2014
Journey House Center 

Oakland, CA
October 4, 2014
Oakland City Hall


Phoenix, AZ
October 25, 2014
Pecos Senior Center

San Antonio, TX
October 11, 2014
The Neighborhood Place


San Diego, CA
October 18, 2014
The OASIS Institute

San Francisco, CA
October 25, 2014
San Francisco Public Library


Seattle, WA
October 11, 2014
Garfield Community Center

St. Louis, MO
October 25, 2014
Forest Park Community College, Student Center


St. Paul, MN
October 25, 2014
Wilder Center

Sunnyvale, CA
October 11, 2014
Sunnyvale Public Library


Virginia Beach, VA
October 18, 2014
Virginia Beach Convention Center

Washington, DC - Metro Area
October 25, 2014
Columbia Heights Educational Campus


West Sacramento, CA
October 25, 2014
West Sacramento City Hall

News and Events

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Financial Planning Coalition

CFP Board, the Financial Planning Association®, and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors are working together as the Financial Planning Coalition to pursue consumer protection and industry reform.

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