Free Financial Check-Up

Get Rich Slowly has a heads up about a free retirement investing program offered by Kiplinger’s. This Friday you can receive free, professional retirement advice by phone courtesy of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors:

    For the fifth time, we are joining with the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) to sponsor Kiplinger’s Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Days. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, January 16, and Friday, January 26, NAPFA members across the U.S. will be standing by to take your calls and answer your questions.

    Normally, these fee-only planners, who are well versed in investments, taxes, insurance, estate planning, and retirement and college saving, charge clients $100 to $250 an hour. But on Jump-Start Days, you pay nothing — not even for the phone call. Just dial 888-919-2345.

We’ve not participated before, so we don’t know how long the hold times will be, or if you’ll have a long enough call to get anything meaningful out of it, but it certainly can’t hurt to take advantage of something like this. The hotline is a public service, you don’t need to be a subscriber.—MEGHANN MARCO

A Free Retirement Check-Up [Kiplingers via Get Rich Slowly]