Financial Planning Day

This post is not about cooking but another life skill I feel is very important, financial matters.  I recently had a 3-hour car ride with my niece who is getting ready to graduate from high school.  We started talking about financial matters such as credit cards, car loans and mortgages.  Just like learning to cook, I also feel it is important to learn about money and finances before they get out on their own.

Many people say either they don’t like to cook or are not good at cooking or good with money.  I feel a lot of those problems come because they were never taught how to cook or how to deal with finances.

There is a free Financial Planning Day scheduled for Saturday, April 29 at the FargoDome from 10-2:00 (registration at 9:00).  Space is limited so pre registration is required at GetAPlanNow.

The following is from the website about the event.

The area’s inaugural Financial Planning Day is a day dedicated to getting your financial and future plans in place. We’re putting some of the region’s best financial planners, insurance providers and professionals right in front of you. This day is 100% free for you and will include workshops and classes catered to your questions and needs; keynote address by Erik Hatch; and the opportunity to schedule one-on-one planning meetings with some of the best financial planners our community has to offer. This event is geared towards the young professional to the newly retired. Space is limited so please make sure you claim your spots.

Some of the topics planned are:

Budgeting 101

Estate Planning

Financially Planning for a Home of your Own

Real World Retirement Planning

Investing Basics

Choosing the Right Insurance for Every Stage of Your Life

The event is 100% free and there will be no solicitations or handing out of business cards.