Financial Planning Week

Birmingham Financial Planning Expo


The Financial Planning Association of North Alabama is hosting the

Birmingham Financial Planning Expo on

October 1, 2013

 Attendees will have the opportunity to attend educational workshops and meet one-on-one with professional financial planners to discuss personal finance questions, concerns, and interests. Volunteers will provide free, no strings attached, advice on topics below and many more.


Securities Commission Partners with Financial Planning Association to promote 

Sound Financial Planning 


MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (September 23, 2013) The Alabama Securities Commission will participate in a “Financial Planning Expo” with the Financial Planning Association of North Alabama on October 1st, at Rosewood Hall in the Homewood City Hall Building, Homewood, AL.  The schedule of events and details are shown below.  


Director Borg said, “This Commission is glad to have the opportunity to partner with FPA professionals and take part in this event to provide information and free materials that will help citizens learn more about financial professional services, making informed investment decisions and learn how to better protect themselves from investment fraud.”  


Birmingham Financial Planning Expo

Tuesday, October 1, 2013         Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Rosewood Hall - Homewood City Hall Building

2850 19th Street, Homewood, AL

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided for attendees

Direct questions to: Tyler McGuire:  Call 205-408-3007

or email


This event is free and open to the public with the mission to help local citizens from the surrounding communities to learn and become aware of the importance of sound financial planning. 


The public will have the opportunity to attend educational workshops and meet one-on-one with professional, financial planners to discuss personal finance questions, concerns and interests. Volunteer advisors will provide free, no-strings-attached advice. 


A special thank you to the Alabama Securities Commission and Director Borg for helping the FPA to apply for and receive a grant from the Investor Protection Trust, Washington, D.C.  This grant partially sponsors this event.  Director Borg will present information and provide free materials concerning “Tips for Informed and Safe Investing”.


The presentation topics and times:

4:10-4:55 “The Changing Landscape of Long Term Care – Are you prepared?“

Presented by: Babs W. Hart, CLTC

4:55-5:40 “Forging Your Financial Future”

Presented by: Fergus Tuohy, CFP®, CRPC®, CDFA

5:40-6:25 “Estate Planning: An Introduction to the Essentials”

Presented by: Stewart H. Welch, III, AEP, CFP®

6:25-7:10 “Tips for Informed and Safe Investing”

Presented by: Joe Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission 

7:10-7:55 “Real World Retirement Planning”

Presented by: Steve Garrett, Sr., CFP®, MBA


The ASC cautions potential investors to thoroughly scrutinize and research any investment opportunity or offer. Contact the ASC with inquiries concerning securities broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, investment adviser representatives, financial planners, registration status of securities or debt management programs, to report suspected fraud or to obtain consumer information. The ASC provides free investor education and fraud prevention materials in print, on our website and through educational presentations upon request.




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