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Free financial advice rolls to Raleigh aboard green bus

Posted January 19, 2010

— A road show is coming to the state with free help to people who want better control over their personal finances during these tough economic times.

The financial literacy program called the Your Money Bus brings financial advisers to Raleigh on Tuesday and Greensboro on Thursday and Friday.

State Treasurer Janet Cowell will be on hand in both cities. 

Anyone who visits the green bus can get help figuring out ways to reduce personal debt and save money. The financial advisers do not charge fees, but may be available for longer-term work.

The bus is crisscrossing the country for a second year. It's sponsored by a National Association of Personal Financial Advisors foundation, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, and online retail brokerage TD Ameritrade.

Here is a list of the locations the bus will be stopping in Raleigh and Greensboro:

  • Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., State Government Complex, 425 North Wilimington, Raleigh
  • Thursday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Greensboro Library Hemphill Branch, 2301 W. Vandalia Road Greensboro
  • Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bryan Family YMCA, 501 W Market St., Greensboro


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  • R_U_breakdance fighting Jan 19, 2010

    "If you all are that ready to consult a financial advisor for "free", why not just walk into any local brokerage office, they will be more than glad to help you for a fee. There is no such thing as a free lunch - this is one bus I don't mind missing..."

    Thanks Tinnut!!

  • Tin Nutt Jan 19, 2010

    If you all are that ready to consult a financial advisor for "free", why not just walk into any local brokerage office, they will be more than glad to help you for a fee. There is no such thing as a free lunch - this is one bus I don't mind missing...

  • JustAName Jan 19, 2010

    Make a budget. Review all of your receipts at the end of the month. Determine where your money is going that doesn't allow you to meet the budget. Stop spending on those things you don't need or work more to make more money.

  • R_U_breakdance fighting Jan 19, 2010

    I wish we knew about this at least a day ahead, not hours before!!!! I'd be there if I had enough notice to PLAN my day around it.

  • marya0909 Jan 19, 2010

    The News & Observer had more info. "The bus will be parked for four hours - between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. - downtown at 425 N. Wilmington St., between the Revenue and Education buildings. The organizers are hoping people will register beforehand, but walk-ins will be helped as well." There is a checklist to help you prepare for the bus at http://www.filife.com/yourmoneybus A complete schedule is there as well.

  • yorky1966 Jan 19, 2010

    And it doesn't even say where in Raleigh the bus will be.

  • yorky1966 Jan 19, 2010

    Isn't that the truth!

  • itsmyownopinion Jan 19, 2010

    It's unfortunate these events seem to never be announced far enough in advance for people to plan ahead.