Financial Planning Day in Minnesota goes virtual; free consultations offered



a group of people standing in a room: Last year’s Financial Planning Day at the Wilder Center in St. Paul. This year, it will be held virtually.


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Last year’s Financial Planning Day at the Wilder Center in St. Paul. This year, it will be held virtually.

More than two-thirds of U.S. workers are feeling stressed about their financial future. Minnesota’s financial planners want to help.

In years past, the Financial Planners Association of Minnesota held a popular one-day event at the Wilder Center in St. Paul. But as with other events, the in-person gathering is off because of the pandemic.

Instead, planners will offer free 30-minute consultations, done by phone or Zoom. The planners are restricted from following up unless consumers request it.

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“This year we’re opening up the event to meet people where they’re at,” said Tiffany Walker, a certified financial planner at Captrust in Minneapolis. “Anyone with access to the internet or phone can take part. It’s open to anyone across Minnesota,

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