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One in Three Couldn't Make Housing Payment if Laid Off: Survey

Sep 28, 2011

The survey, released by a consortium made up of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, the Financial Planning Association, and the Foundation for Financial Planning and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, highlighted the fact that even if people are willing to devote time and attention to their financial situation, they lack the knowledge to plan effectively.

Also, a recent survey by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards found that 58% of Americans say they would feel more confident about their finances if they had a financial plan, yet more than half have no formal plan on paper.

To that end, the latest effort to promote financial literacy and offer much-needed advice is the offering for the second year of Financial Planning Days, which provides free financial planning advice in cities across the country. Read more >

Marlene Y. Satter
September 28, 2011

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