Free financial planning in 24 US cities in October

Can't afford a financial planner? You can for at least one day this month in any of 24 U.S. cities.

Four national nonprofit organizations are teaming up to offer free, no-strings-attached financial advice to the public on various dates between Oct. 6 and 27.

Financial Planning Days is a collaboration involving local governments and hundreds of certified financial planners nationwide.

The third annual event is sponsored by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, the Financial Planning Association, the Foundation for Financial Planning and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The free financial advice will be dispensed through one-on-one advising sessions and classroom-style workshop presentations covering key personal finance topics. The planners will not distribute business cards or sell financial products or services, the groups said in announcing this year's schedule Monday.

For additional details and a city-by-city schedule, visit