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New Pro Bono Training Announced

Monday, October 1, 2018  
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Foundation for Financial Planning and Financial Planning Association Announce New Pro Bono Training Program, Presented by Capital Group and in Partnership with Kaplan Professional

Washington, D.C., September 25, 2018 – Around half of Americans have some difficulty covering monthly expenses, and only about one-third have a high degree of financial literacy, according to the most recent National Financial Capability Study. The Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP)’s mission is to address this growing issue by fostering a commitment to pro bono service within the financial planning profession, helping those who could not normally afford or access a financial planner.

 

"We want to see more financial planners volunteering their time and talent to help underserved people – and part of our job is to help them do that," explained Jon Dauphiné, CEO of FFP. As part of this effort, FFP and the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) have launched a new training program for volunteers who want to provide pro bono financial planning to vulnerable persons. FFP and FPA have teamed up with Kaplan Professional, which donated its expertise and services, to develop the new training experience. Capital Group, home of the American Funds, is underwriting the training as Presenting Sponsor.

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