Financial Planners Standards Council

Financial Planners Standards Council

October 02, 2009 09:00 ET

Story Ideas for Financial Planning Week

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2009) - October 5-12 is Financial Planning Week in Canada. See www.financialplanningweek.ca.

FPSC executives and CFP® professionals from across the country are available to support you on these and other topics. Let us know how we can help!

What is financial planning?

What makes it different from investment and/or retirement planning?

What should you look for when hiring a financial planner?

How can you ensure you are hiring someone qualified and competent? What are the warning signs to be aware of?

How can you get in better financial shape? What are some of the basic first steps for someone wanting to get into financially fit?

Not everyone needs a planner - but all Canadians can use some sound financial planning in their lives. What are some strategies for people who want to get started on a better financial path on their own?

Youth and financial planning.

It's never too early to start developing good financial habits. What are some strategies to get young people on the right path to successful financial futures? What are some effective ways to talk to your kids about money?

Family matters - divorce/marriage and other life events.

Financial planning isn't a one-time deal: It evolves as one's life evolve. Learn about some of the key financial planning issues to consider at various life events such as marriage, divorce, having kids, losing loved ones - and more.

Financial Planning myths and misconceptions.

What are the common myths and misconceptions related to financial planning.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Youth resources (http://www.fpsccanada.org/public/educating_youth)

10 Questions to Ask (http://www.fpsccanada.org/public/articles/10_questions_ask_your_planner)

Find a CFP Professional (http://www.fpsccanada.org/find_a_cfp_professional)

Learning Centre (http://www.fpsccanada.org/public/learning_centre)

Follow Financial Planning Week on Twitter: @FPWeek.

About Financial Planners Standards Council

Financial Planners Standards Council (FPSC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring Canadians' financial planning needs are well served by developing, promoting and enforcing professional standards for financial planning, through CFP® certification, and raising awareness of the importance of financial planning to Canadians. FPSC licenses the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® marks in Canada. There are currently more than 17,500 CFP professionals in Canada and more than 120,000 individuals who have earned CFP certification in 22 countries around the world. These individuals are licensed to use the registered marks: CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and CFP (with flame logo)®. See www.FPSC.ca for more information.

CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and CFP (with flame logo)® are trademarks owned outside the U.S. by Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. Financial Planners Standards Council is the marks licensing authority for the CFP Marks in Canada, through agreement with FPSB.

Contact Information

  • To arrange media interviews or for further information:
    Chadnick Communications (for FPSC)
    Eileen Chadnick
    416.631.7437
    eileen@chadnick.com
    or
    FPSC
    Heather Mills
    416.593.8587 x 235
    hmills@fpsc.ca