The New York chapter of the Financial Planning Association gave its 2007
Malcolm S. Forbes Public Awareness Award for Excellence in Advancing
Financial Understanding to longtime writer and commentator Nick Murray at
its annual forum today.

   "We selected Mr. Murray as recipient of the Forbes award for his outstanding
contributions in the area of financial planning as a leading speaker and
author," Anthony Rizzuto, chairman of the forum committee, said.

   Murray is an author nine best-selling books and, for the last seven years,
has been a columnist for Financial Advisor Magazine. At the all-day event,
Murray also gave the keynote address entitled "The Great Gettin'-Up Morning
of Financial Planning."