WHAT WE DO:
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is a not-for-profit, leadership and advocacy organization connecting those who provide, support and benefit from financial planning. FPA believes that everyone can benefit greatly from the experience and advice of a competent, ethical financial planner. FPA is The Heart of Financial Planning™ and represents a promise of financial well-being hoping to create a world where everyone thrives and prospers.
Based in Denver, FPA has 99 chapters throughout the country representing more than 28,000 members involved in all facets of financial planning services. Working in alliance with academic leaders, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services and consumer interest organizations, FPA is the community that fosters the value of financial planning.
For more information about FPA, visit www.FPAforFinancialPlanning.org or call 800.322.4237, ext. 7151.
WHAT WE OFFER:
FPA offers resources designed to help the public understand the importance of financial planning and the value of objective advice from a financial planner. Resources include seminars designed to educate individuals about specific personal finance topics, an e-mail hotline that offers answers to general financial planning questions, literature, audiocasts, a robust consumer Web portal, and a financial planner search service that connects individuals with FPA members who are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professionals. FPA also celebrates Financial Planning Week® (www.FinancialPlanningWeek.org) during the first full week of October each year to build the public's awareness of financial planning and help Americans make smart financial decisions.
In 2007, FPA partnered with JA Worldwide® (Junior Achievement) to help support the Junior Achievement core purpose to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. FPA volunteers, working in partnership with Junior Achievement, teach Junior Achievement programs in schools nationwide. The FPA and Junior Achievement partnership provide the bridge between financial literacy and education by teaching kids the financial planning process, their role in the economy and the importance of education to their success in life. By joining forces with Junior Achievement, FPA hopes to advance educational programs that help improve financial literacy for America's youth.
WHAT WE NEED:
The FPA destiny is to help create a world where everyone thrives and prospers and invites you to become partners in its mission to ensure all Americans have the skills and resources necessary to reach their goals and dreams. By partnering with FPA, your organization can use financial planning to transform the lives of those closest to you and your community.
FPA recently launched a new consumer Web portal at www.FPAforFinancialPlanning.org. The new site is updated weekly and offers helpful tips and information on relevant, timely personal finance topics.
Consumer Relations Manager
Financial Planning Association
800.322.4237, ext. 7151
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