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Indianapolis Financial Planning Day

Indianapolis Financial Planning Day took place on Saturday, October 19, 2013. We want to thank all of the attendees and volunteers who participated. More information about the event is available below. 


The event was presented by:

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

City of Indianapolis & Mayor Greg Ballard

Financial Planning Association of Greater Indiana

Foundation for Financial Planning

The United States Conference of Mayors

We would like to extend a special thanks to:

Dr. Matt Will – University of Indianapolis

Mr. Conner Shore – University of Indianapolis

Mr. Lew DiRuzza – PRSA Hoosier Chapter Volunteer – PR and Marketing Consulting

Mrs. Winnie Ballard

University of Indianapolis

University of Indianapolis Finance Students

We would also like to recognize and thank the following organizations for their support:


CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention-CHIP

Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE)

Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs-State of Indiana

Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS)

Indianapolis Council for Financial Fitness (ICFF)-Bank on Indy

Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP)

Internal Revenue Service-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Office of the Indiana Attorney General-Consumer Protection Division

Office of the Indiana Attorney General-Identity Theft Unit

Office of the Indiana Secretary of State-Indiana Securities Division

Office of the Indiana Treasurer- Indiana 529 Upromise Plan and Indiana Education Savings Authority (IESA) 

Purdue Extension

Queen of Free - Cherie Lowe


City of Indianapolis and the Financial Planning Association of Greater Indiana invite you to attend Indianapolis Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Student Center, where you’ll be able to meet one-on-one with dozens of professional financial planners to discuss your personal finance questions, concerns and interests.

Information will be provided on a pro-bono basis by experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals. There are no strings attached - volunteering financial planners will not pass out business cards, marketing materials or sell products or services.

You'll be able to seek information and advice on a wide range of topics, including:

Buying a Home - Debt Management
Building a College Fund - Savings Goals
Job Loss and Job Change - Foreclosure Assistance
Change in Marital Status
Investment Strategies - Asset Accumulation
Generating Investment Income
Building a Retirement Fund - 401(k) and 403(b) Plans
IRA Accounts - Social Security
Tax Reduction Strategies
Charitable Contributions - Small Business Taxation
Building an Inheritance - Wills and Trusts
Estate Tax Strategies
Life Insurance Coverage - Disability Insurance
Long-term Care Planning
Managing Health Insurance - Health Savings Accounts
Pension Benefits

In addition to personalized advice, Indianapolis Financial Planning Day will also feature a series of classroom-style educational workshops addressing popular personal finance topics.


9:00 am - 4:00 pmAttendee Registration
10:00 am - 10:02 amOpening Remarks - University of Indianapolis President Robert Manuel
10:02 am - 10:22 amOpening Remarks - City of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard
10:22 pm - 10:30 pmOpening Remarks - Brian Wright - Pro-Bono Director - FPA of Greater Indiana
10:30 pm - 3:00 pmOne-on-One Counseling with Financial Planners
11:00 pm - 11:50 pmWorkshop Session 1
Home Ownership
Financial Fire Drill
Estate Planning
12:00 pm - 12:50 pmWorkshop Session 2
College Savings
Investing Basics
1:00 pm - 1:50 pmWorkshop Session 3
Teens and Money
Budgeting 101
Investing Basics
2:00 pm - 2:50 pmWorkshop Session 4
College Savings
Home Ownership
Financial Fire Drill

Indianapolis Financial Planning Day is a free event where you'll have an opportunity to address specific financial questions to professional financial planners who are volunteering their time and expertise to provide unbiased financial planning information tailored to your unique situation. All financial planners at the event are either CFP® professionals and/or members of the Financial Planning Association, and are highly qualified to discuss your financial issues and help you find the answers you need.

View footage from previous Financial Planning Days:





At the Financial Planning Day, each volunteer is seated at a table. Volunteers will meet with one individual, couple or family at a time but there is no limit to the number of volunteers you can meet with. Concurrent with one-on-one consultations, the event will feature a series of classroom-style presentations addressing key personal finance topics.

Indianapolis Financial Planning Day is a user-friendly event. Just show up with your questions and you'll be sure to leave with useful information. But a little preparation can go a long way to help you get the most out of your experience at the event. Here are a couple of tips to help you prepare:

  1. Make a list of questions you want answered. Learn more about financial planning topics and the questions you can address with financial planners at www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/topics.

  2. Bring relevant financial documents and a financial snapshot of your current financial situation. For a list of useful resources and tools to help you prepare, visit www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/resources.


Online registration for Indianapolis Financial Planning Day is now closed. You can still attend by simply registering onsite at the event. Walk-in registration is free.

Information provided by financial planners at the Financial Planning Day is free and tailored to your needs. The volunteer financial planners are not allowed to sell products and services or hand out business cards or marketing materials. In other words, there are no strings attached.

The objective of the Financial Planning Day is to help people experience first-hand how financial planning can improve their lives and bring the expertise of professional financial planners to people who may not normally have access to reliable and ethical financial planning information.

Any attendee who wishes to follow-up with a volunteer financial planner will have access to the volunteer’s name and contact information in the information package provided at registration.

Indianapolis Financial Planning Day will be held at the University of Indianapolis.

University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Student Center
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Click here for the Campus Map.

Click here for Google Map Transportation Directions.

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