Financial planning are two words that can make college students cringe. Don’t worry, though--this time we are not talking about filling out forms or paperwork. Instead, we’re talking about Financial Planning Week!
Financial Planning Week is a week entirely dedicated to the education, recognition, and work behind financial planning. The FPA (or the Financial Planning Association) organizes Financial Planning Week every year at the beginning of October. Not only is this week for planners themselves, but also for people who benefit from the guidance of professional financial planners.
The FPA’s mission is to increase public understanding of the importance of financial planning. To do this and also celebrate Financial Planning Week, the FPA and its chapters put on events such as educational seminars, hotlines, and media interviews. Whether or not you attend any of the events put on by the FPA, there are many small ways you can celebrate Financial Planning Week.
Here are a few suggestions from the FPA:
- Balance your checkbook.
- Make a monetary contribution to your favorite charity.
- Start a savings account for a child, vacation, or a gift for yourself.
- Write down your financial goals and visit them periodically.
- Establish an emergency fund.
To read more about Financial Planning Week or financial planning in general, please check out the following resources:
Norman, Tessa. "Advisers Spreading Knowledge And Expertise For Financial Planning Week." Money Marketing (2013): 10. Business Source Premier. Web. 7 Oct. 2014.
Robb, Cliff A. "The Personal Financial Knowledge Conundrum." Journal Of Financial Service Professionals 68.4 (2014): 69-72. Business Source Premier. Web. 7 Oct. 2014.
Lyons, Patrick A. Map Your Financial Freedom : Charting A Course Through Adulthood And Retirement. Durham, North Carolina: Lyons Den Press, 2009. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 7 Oct. 2014.