26 Educational Sessions Including Saving for Retirement, Maximizing Social Security, Long-Term Care and Much More

Proceeds Support the Boys & Girls Clubs

Washington, DC – October 22, 2019 – WMAL 105.9 FM announced it is presenting The Smart Money Retirement Expo (https://smartmoneyretirementexpo.com/), the largest personal finance event ever in the Washington, DC, metro area. The event is being sponsored by the non-profit Funding Our Future Coalition, and Edelman Financial Engines, the largest independent financial planning and investment management firm in the region.

The event is Saturday, November 23 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, VA. The $10 admission fee is being donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The Smart Money Retirement Expo features 26 seminars on topics of interest to those approaching and newly in retirement. Experts in retirement planning and public policy will show hardworking Americans how to make smart decisions as they plan for life in retirement.

More than 3,000 people are expected to attend, and everyone can choose the morning or afternoon program. Both will feature the same keynote presentations and educational seminars on topics such as Saving for Retirement, Maximizing Social Security, Avoiding the Costs of Long-Term Care, Investment Management, Wills & Trusts and much more. Attendees must pre-register for the sessions they wish to attend.

“Too many hard-working Americans are falling short financially when they reach retirement age,” said Ric Edelman, Founder of Edelman Financial Engines. “This event will give consumers the education and tools they need to help them make smarter financial decisions, so their retirement dreams can become reality.”

Mr. Edelman’s keynote presentation, based on his best-selling book, “The Truth About Your Future,” will reveal how to plan for retirement when people are living longer than ever before. He is one of the nation’s top financial advisors as recognized by Forbes and Barron’s, and hosts WMAL’s longest-running radio program, The Ric Edelman Show.

George Vradenburg, Chairman and Co-Founder of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and Kim Callinan, CEO of Compassion & Cares, will keynote a panel on “End of Life Planning: the Difficult but Vital Discussion” that Mr. Edelman will moderate.

A third keynote session features economist Monique Morrissey of the Economic Policy Institute and Jason Fichtner, Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. They will explore “Funding Our Future: Retirement Security Challenges and Solutions.”

“This is a great opportunity to help thousands of American families better understand the connection between their personal finances and public policy. Ensuring everyone has a secure retirement is an important goal for the Bipartisan Policy Center and the central focus of this event,” said Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

“We hope attending The Smart Money Retirement Expo is the catalyst that helps our listeners focus on retirement planning and to ultimately ensure that they’re prepared for life after work,” commented Jake McCann, Vice President Market Manager for WMAL. “We are excited to partner with long time WMAL on air host Ric Edelman on such an important and exciting event.”

WMAL will be broadcasting live from the Expo interviewing keynote speakers and attendees.

The Expo will feature dozens of financial experts, allowing attendees to ask all their personal finance questions to help them achieve retirement security.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at (https://smartmoneyretirementexpo.com/) or at the door of the event, pending availability.

To inquire about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact mbluyus@edelmanfinancialengines.com.

About Edelman Financial Engines

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors – not just the wealthy – deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America’s top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews and Barron’s, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.2 million clients to manage more than $212 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client’s situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves.

About Funding Our Future

Funding Our Future is an alliance of organizations dedicated to making a secure retirement possible for all Americans. The alliance informs the public about the barriers to retirement security and calls on policymakers to make strengthening retirement policies a top priority.

About WMAL

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