October 1 through October 7, 2012: Michigan Financial Planning Week

WHEREAS, financial planning is the key to achieving long-term goals and dreams, and it is a critical need for individuals and families; and,


WHEREAS, financial planning is a process; a sound financial plan includes establishing goals, gathering data and implementation of the plan; and,


WHEREAS, in addition to ensuring home and everyday necessities are met, financial planning allows citizens to thoughtfully financially prepare for college, purchasing a home, marriage, raising a family, retirement and estate planning; and,


WHEREAS, during this week, we join with the Financial Planning Association of Michigan to encourage citizens throughout the Great Lakes State to recognize the importance of financial planning, and to explore possible careers within the financial planning field;  


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 1 through Sunday, October 7, 2012 as Michigan Financial Planning Week.