The Financial Planning Association has teamed up with the National Endowment for Financial Education to create an online life-stages financial planning tool.
   In other news, the FPA also announced it is taking nominations for its annual P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award.
   The new Web site, called Life Events & Financial Decisions, explores financial considerations at various stages of life, including marriage, divorce, starting a job, buying a home, serving in the military and crises and emergencies.
   The site is located at   
   "We're excited to work with NEFE on this project," said Marvin W. Tuttle Jr., executive director and CEO of FPA. "We've found that most individuals seek out financial planning advice based on a major life event. We hope that this Web site provides the information needed to point individuals in the right direction as they approach and experience major life events."
   The nominations for the P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award, meanwhile, are being accepted until May 22. The award will be presented at FPA Nashville on October 21-24.
   The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the financial planning profession. It is named after the person who formed the first International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP) chapter in the nation in 1971 and served as its president.
   Nominees should be professionals who have made a significant contribution to the financial planning profession in the areas of service to society, academia, government and professional activities, according to the FPA. "They must also exemplify FPA's core values of integrity, competence, relationships and stewardship," according to the organization.
   Nominations should be in the form of a one- to three-page letter describing why the individual should be considered.
   Nominations may be sent to the P. Kemp Fain Jr. Award, Financial Planning Association, Suite 400, 4100 E. Mississippi Ave., Denver, Colo. 80246.