Claudia Buck

Got retirement questions? Free advice Thursday

Want some free advice on retirement planning? On Thursday, Kiplinger’s personal finance magazine and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors will offer an 8-hour marathon of free online advice on numerous retirement topics. The event, Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Day, is sponsored annually by Kiplinger’s and NAPFA.

Consumers can go online to post retirement-related questions, which are answered by one of 20 financial NAPFA members nationwide. Among the topics: taxes, IRAs, 401(k)s, Social Security and investment strategies, plus other financial challenges such as saving for college.

According to NAPFA, the fees for such advice normally can be $150 to $300 an hour.

Consumer can post questions Thursday anytime between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., PST. Or go to: Because it’s a live, online event, consumers can see what others are asking and the advice they’re getting.