Wednesday, August 15

Free Advice from NAFPA August 17 and August 30

You might want to know about Kiplinger's Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Days, two days of free financial advice by phone or e-mail on Friday, August 17, and Thursday, August 30 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern time on both days) from planners who are members of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

Normally, these fee-only planners, who are well versed in investments, taxes, insurance, estate planning and saving for college and retirement, charge clients $100 to $250 an hour. But on Jump-Start Days, you don't pay a cent -- not even for the phone call. Just dial 888-919-2345 and a NAPFA adviser will respond to your question. Or, if you prefer, you can e-mail your question in advance starting August 1 to and a NAPFA adviser will reply on one of the Jump-Start dates.