Columbia, SC-Based Financial Advisor Providing FREE Financial Advice To Consumers Across the Country

January 16, 2009

Thousands of consumers expected to receive free guidance from NAPFA and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine January 30th 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – January 13, 2009 – The numbers don’t lie.  During the past five years, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine have teamed-up to provide consumers with FREE financial advice during Jump-Start Your Retirement Planning Days. 

Since 2004: 

  • More than 700 NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisors have volunteered their time 
  • Volunteers have donated more than 7,000 hours worth of advice to consumers 
  • Approximately 26,000 consumers have benefited from the free hotline project 

And now NAPFA and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine are gearing up for their fifth year of providing free objective advice with Jump-Start Your Retirement Planning Days.  And Eddie Kramer of Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, SC will be giving his time to this worthwhile project. 

Jump-Start Your Retirement Planning Days is a chance for consumers to get FREE financial advice by telephone from some of the nation’s top financial advisors.  Free to the public, consumers can call from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. EST on Friday, January 30th.  Eddie Kramer and other NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisors will be standing by to answer people’s most pressing retirement questions, from IRAs to estate planning to identifying goals for a comfortable retirement. 

“It is exciting to be in a position to help people better understand their financial situation,” said Eddie.  “It’s gratifying to be able to help so many callers.  They really appreciate the fact that we donate our time and expertise.  I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and helping consumers of all backgrounds.” 

The toll-free number for Kiplinger’s Jump-Start Your Retirement Planning Days is 888-919-2345.   Further information on this initiative and retirement planning can be found in the February 2009 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and at

To talk with Eddie about his involvement in Jump-Start Your Retirement Planning Days, please contact him at 803 933 0054 or [email protected].

About NAPFA 

Since 1983, The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) has provided Fee-Only financial planners across the country with some of the strictest guidelines possible for professional competency, comprehensive financial planning, and Fee-Only compensation.  With more than 21,000 members across the country, NAPFA has become the leading professional association in the United States dedicated to the advancement of Fee-Only comprehensive financial planning.

For more information about NAPFA, please visit or call 1-800-366-2732.

About Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has been providing millions of Americans with down-to-earth advice on managing their money and achieving financial security since 1947. Along with, it is a source of advice and information on saving and investing, taxes, credit, homeownership, paying for college, retirement planning, car buying and many other personal finance topics.

For more information, please visit

About Abacus Planning Group, Inc.

Abacus Planning Group is a fee-only financial planning and investment counsel firm managing over $500,000,000 for 155 clients.   Working with Abacus involves a series of sessions with various professionals on the Abacus team which generate thoughtful discussions and creative problem solving for a full spectrum of financial topics and personal goals. The insight gained from this process forms the basis of a customized financial and investment plan.  Abacus is located at 3200 Devine Street, Suite 101 in Columbia, South Carolina and can be reached by phone at (803) 933- 0054 or via the website