The NAPFA Your Money Bus tour is making a stop in Portland on March 26th at Pioneer Courthouse Square from 10:00am to 3:00pm. NAPFA volunteers will be distributing basic information about budgeting, taxes, debt management and savings. They will also be available to answer general questions relating to individual finances.
You’re probably thinking “what’s the catch”, but there isn’t one. This is a non-solicitation event – meaning no sales, no pitches, just a chance to sit down with local independent planners for 10-15 minutes and pick their brains! We should have 5-6 planners available to help people with their financial issues so make the most of it!
It will probably be pretty busy around lunch. So if possible, try to make it during the day. This event is free and open to the public and is on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, check out the Money bus website at http://www.yourmoneybus.com
Here’s the press Release:
Portland residents are struggling to make ends meet right now. An unstable economy, rising unemployment rates and home foreclosures continue to impact consumers throughout the area.
In recognition of this growing problem, three financial industry leaders are taking the issue of debt and saving to the Streets of Portland during a national bus tour stop to deliver complimentary financial advice from volunteer, independent registered investment advisors and education to help consumers reverse these startling trends.
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Consumer Education Foundation, TD AMERITRADE Institutional and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine are collaborating on the Your Money Bus Tour. Coming to Portland on March 26, 2009, the Your Money Bus Tour will deliver the important message that it is never too late to start taking steps to prepare for a secure financial future.
During the stop in Portland, volunteer financial advisors will be on-hand to conduct the following events:
- 10:00 am to 3:00 pm – Complimentary advice event at the Pioneer Courthouse Square, in the Morrison Corner (715 SW Morrison, Portland, OR). Bring your financial questions and chat one-on-one with a financial advisor to get your answers. Be sure to also pick-up a handy toolkit full of information on debt reduction and saving.
To learn more about the event taking place in Portland, visit www.yourmoneybus.com for up-to-date schedule information.
“The Your Money Bus Tour is a way for our organizations to reach out to consumers in Portland and in other cities coast-to-coast to help them make better decisions for their futures,” said Michael Joyce, CFA, CFP®, chairman of the NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation Board. “We hope everyone in Portland has a chance to stop by the bus to get some complimentary advice and pick-up some literature. We know they will be happy they did.”