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Students and Faculty to provide free one-on-one counseling and classroom-style educational presentations

Adelphi, Md. (October 24, 2014) Faculty and students from the Certified Financial Planning program at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) are among dozens of volunteers providing their time and expertise, including one-on-one counseling on a variety of personal finance issues, at Metro Washington Financial Planning Day.

Metro Washington Financial Planning Day will be held at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, 3101 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 25.

Attendees at the event will have the opportunity for a free, private consultation about issues such as debt management, retirement planning, investment strategies, income taxes, insurance, and estate planning. In addition to the one-on-one consultations, there will be a series of informative classroom workshops on a variety of financial topics.

Students Cornell Dunlap and Tracy Jordan and faculty members Kathleen Sindell and Peter Munger will be representing UMUC at the event. Munger is chair of UMUC's Finance and Economics Department, which includes Certified Financial Planning (CFP) board certified coursework to help qualify people to sit for the CFP exam. Sindell is a member of the Metro Washington Financial Planning Day planning committee.

Janet Bonar, editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and Chester A. McPherson, acting commissioner of the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, will be keynote speakers at the event.

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More than a dozen cities are hosting Financial Planning Day events across the country. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.®, Financial Planning Association®, the Foundation for Financial Planning, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors – have joined forces to offer the Financial Planning Days initiative. This ground-breaking program is designed to unite the collective resources of the financial planning community and city governments nationwide to assist Americans in need of financial guidance through a series of free Financial Planning Day events.

About University of Maryland University College UMUC, headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, is the largest online public university in the United States, serving 84,000 students and offering 95 undergraduate and graduate programs. UMUC boasts a 65-year history of service to the military and currently enrolls an estimated 45,000 military service members, veterans, and their dependents each year. The university offers face-to-face instruction at 20 locations throughout Maryland and educational services in 28 countries.