WHEREAS, the Financial Planning Association of Florida is the membership organization for the financial planning community, representing 1,700 members dedicated to supporting the financial planning process as a way to help Floridians achieve their goals and dreams; and

WHEREAS, by becoming aware of the value of financial planning, including tax, estate, investment, risk and retirement planning, citizens will have the tools necessary to increase their financial literacy and learn to apply the financial planning process to their personal situations; and

WHEREAS, the financial planning process provides a template for assessing, evaluating and achieving financial objectives through personal goal setting, budgeting, making smart financial decisions and monitoring results; and

WHEREAS, the financial planning process empowers individuals to achieve their dreams, manage realistic financial goals and negotiate the financial barriers that arise at every stage of life; and

WHEREAS, the State of Florida, through the Legislature and the Chief Financial Officer, have created a Financial Literacy Council designed to study the financial barriers for Floridians of all ages and encourages prudent financial planning as a means to overcome these barriers.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby recognize October 5 through 11, 2009, as


in the State of Florida and remind her citizens of the importance of financial planning to assist in making prudent financial decisions to achieve their goals and dreams.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida have hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the Official Seal of the State of Florida to be hereunto affixed in the City of Tallahassee on this 15th day of September, 2009.