FPA and foundation for financial planning forge closer ties: The Financial Planning Association and the Foundation for Financial Planning are forging closer ties in their efforts to foster public understanding of the value of financial planning.

The FPA will include an opt-out contribution of $10 per member on its membership applications and renewals to help defray foundation operating costs, while the foundation will provide ongoing support to the pro bono programs and disaster-relief efforts of the FPA’s National Financial Planning Support Center. The NFPSC, created as a result of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, includes online resources, planning tools, a speakers’ bureau, literature on planning topics, a CFP referral service and pro bono consultations for those in need.

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