Financial planners to offer free advice at university on May 1
Monday, April 20, 2015
MANHATTAN — Financial planning professionals from around Kansas, including at Kansas State University, will offer pro bono financial advice to students and the community at Financial Planning Day on Friday, May 1.
Certified financial planners — also known as CFP, a registered trademark — will be at the K-State Union and at the Peters Recreation Complex on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to come by tables in front of the bookstore on the ground floor of the K-State Union.
The professionals also will be at tables at the Rec Center providing free financial advice to university students and members of the center.
The event is sponsored by the Financial Planning Association student chapter on campus and the personal financial planning program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at the College of Human Ecology.
On Tuesday, April 21, the mayor of Manhattan will read a proclamation announcing Financial Planning Day. Kansas State University financial planning students will accept the proclamation.
Financial Planning Day is a project of the Foundation for Financial Planning, the Certified Financial Planners Board, Financial Planning Association and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The goal is to provide free financial advice for all individuals, but particularly for individuals facing financial challenges or transitions in their lives, according to the university's Ann Coulson, an assistant professor and certified financial planner.
Funding for the event was provided through a $1,250 grant from the Foundation for Financial Planning. Community members participating in the event who use the campus parking garage will be reimbursed through the grant.