Whether you're a seasoned saver gearing up for retirement or a college graduate just beginning to navigate your finances, free help is on the way! The Financial Planning Association of North Alabama and the Alabama Securities Commission, will co-host the 2017 Financial Planning Expo this coming Tuesday, October 24, at the Hoover Public Library - 205-444-7816 - from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. If you need to grab your smart-phone or GPS, the address is 200 Municipal Lane, Hoover, AL 35216. The Financial Planning Expo is one of the few instances where members of the public can receive free advice and financial education from local planners. Whether you're a recent graduate trying to balance saving for retirement and student loans, a pre-retiree who wants to be sure they are making the most informed choice about Medicare coverage or long-term care insurance, a parent planning for college, or someone thinking about how to best leave assets to heirs, this event is a great use of your time. We're also excited to have the Expo at the Hoover Public Library again. They have a fantastic facility and have been a wonderful partner for this event. There is also plenty of free parking. There will be local experts speaking on a variety of subjects including estate planning, Social Security, Medicare and strategies for long term care. The Alabama Securities Commission will also be presenting information on safe and informed investing. Throughout the day, there will be one-on-one sessions with local certified financial planners™. These sessions will run concurrently with the speakers, so attendees should feel free to stop by for a free 30-minute session with a planner at any time during the Expo. If you have a question, they have answers for you. There are absolutely no strings attached! Many great planners are willing to give their time to the community to educate and inform the public and promise no sales pitches. To get the most out of these one-on-one sessions, know exactly what questions you have and bring all the supporting data. For example, if you're trying to solve a debt problem, bring copies of your statements so the planner can review the details. All your information and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence. Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to learn money-saving ideas from top financial planners in Alabama. For more information, visit www.fpana.org.