Redskins' Rocky McIntosh Promotes D.C. Financial Planning Day

Oct 20, 2010, 12:02 ET from Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Washington, DC

Inside Linebacker Records PSAs to Help Promote D.C. Financial Planning Day; Local Financial Planners to Offer Free, No-Strings-Attached Advice to Public

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Redskins inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh (#52) is now appearing in television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) for D.C. Financial Planning Day, which will be held Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus in Washington, D.C.  

In the PSAs, McIntosh says:

"Hi, I'm Rocky McIntosh from the Washington Redskins. Whether it's buying a home or saving for retirement, we can all use professional financial advice to help us reach the end zone.  Stop by D.C. Financial Planning Day on Saturday, October 23, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus and get free, one-on-one advice from financial experts."

McIntosh's PSAs are available for broadcast to radio and television stations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and PSAs can be found on the D.C. Financial Planning Day Web site at www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/DC, on YouTube and other social media sites.

Download radio PSA: http://www.bluetangproductions.com/ROCKYRADIOPSA.wav

Download TV broadcast 1280x720 PSA: http://www.bluetangproductions.com/video/ROCKYPSAVIDEOH264.mov

YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPOwExh8sMQ  

D.C. Financial Planning Day is a free, no-strings-attached event featuring experts from the Financial Planning Association® and highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, all volunteering their time and expertise to work with local residents to address important financial issues. The volunteer financial planners will meet one-on-one with attendees to answer questions on budgeting, getting out of debt, income taxes, dealing with mortgage foreclosures, paying for college, estate planning and insurance, among many other topics.  

The event will also feature a series of educational workshops addressing key personal finance topics, including: Planning for Your Financial Goals, Investing Basics – 20 Tips for Becoming a Smart Investor, Real World Retirement Planning, Young Professionals: Launching Your Financial Plan, and more.

D.C. Financial Planning Day is organized by the City of Washington, D.C., in partnership with the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area and as part of the national Financial Planning Days initiative created by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Financial Planning Association, Foundation for Financial Planning and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  

Now in his fifth year with the NFL and the Redskins, McIntosh has emerged as the team's starting outside linebacker in the last three seasons. He played in all 16 games last season and was the second leading tackler with 115 tackles. For his career, McIntosh has started 45-of-62 games and logged 346 tackles, five sacks, three interceptions and seven forced fumbles. In 2007, McIntosh was recognized as the Redskins' nominee for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The award recognizes a player for community service activities as well as excellence on the field.

DC Financial Planning Day is free and open to the public.  Free online registration for D.C. Financial Planning Day is available at www.FinancialPlanningDays.org/DC or by calling toll free at 877-861-7826. Walk-ins are also welcome. Members of the news media are invited to attend the event and interview the organizers.  The venue is conveniently located just one block from the Columbia Heights Metro Station (Green and Yellow Lines).  

About CFP Board

The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board's mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® certificants and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 61,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit www.CFP.net or call 800-487-1497.

About FPA

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the leadership and advocacy organization connecting those who need, support and deliver professional financial planning. FPA demonstrates and supports a professional commitment to education and a client-centered financial planning process. Based in Denver, Colo., FPA has 95 chapters throughout the country representing tens of thousands of members involved in all facets of providing financial planning services. Working in alliance with academic leaders, legislative and regulatory bodies, financial services firms and consumer interest organizations, FPA is the community that fosters the value of financial planning and advances the financial planning profession. For more information about FPA, visit www.FPAnet.org or call 800-322-4237.

About Foundation for Financial Planning

The mission of the Foundation for Financial Planning is to help people take control of their financial lives by connecting the financial planning community with people in need.  The Foundation funds programs that provide pro bono financial planning, and connect volunteers through the involvement of the financial planning and services community.  The Foundation strives to help people who are underserved by the market, in need of financial guidance, or in a financial crisis. The Foundation aims to improve the lives of all Americans through access to pro bono financial planning and financial life skills education to provide those at all socio-economic levels with the knowledge to control their financial lives and opportunities to obtain unbiased financial advice in time of crisis and disaster. For more information about the Foundation for Financial Planning, visit www.foundation-finplan.org.

About The U.S. Conference of Mayors

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,204 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. More information about the Conference is available at www.usmayors.org.

SOURCE Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Washington, DC