Thousands of financial planners nationwide are volunteering for Financial Planning Day events in October at which they will offer free advice to individuals.

The National Financial Planning Days initiative was created by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Financial Planning Association, Foundation for Financial Planning and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Financial planners at the events will work one-on-one with attendees on budgeting, getting out of debt, income taxes, dealing with mortgage foreclosures, paying for college, estate planning and insurance, 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.

Events are planned in communities in many states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. An event also is planned in Washington, D.C. The events are being held, in part, to celebrate Financial Planning Week, which runs from October 4 through 10.
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