The National Association of Personal Financial Advisor’s Consumer Education Foundation, Kiplinger’s and TD Ameritrade are kicking off the Your Money Bus Tour on October 1st to promote financial literacy across America. According to the tour website:
The national savings rate in the United States is currently at an all-time low, which means millions of American families are not in a position to plan for their long-term financial well-being. This is a trend that must end. For the next year, Your Money Bus Tour will be going from border-to-border and coast-to-coast to deliver this important message. Fee-only financial advisors will be in cities across the country to conduct free advice events and symposiums where you can learn what you need to do to start saving and get your financial life in order.
The tour will begin with a series of symposiums on October 1st and 2nd in Washington, DC followed by a one day event in Baltimore, MD.
The tour will then continue on to a number of different cities including Philadelphia, New York, Hartford, Providence, Manchester, Portland, Albany, Hershey, Richmond, Charlotte, and Atlanta. For details on the events associated with those locations click here.
The tour seems to be an extension of Kiplinger’s Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Days, which provides free advice on investments, taxes, insurance, estate planning and saving for college and retirement through a 1-800 number for one or two days each year.
With the current state of the economy, including the recent rumblings in the stock market, I bet a lot of folks will take advantage of free financial advice from professional financial advisors.