Whether you’re twenty or sixty, saving for retirement is one of the most important financial steps you can take. The best time to start planning for your future is now. But how can you be sure you’re making the right choices? Here’s an amazing opportunity for readers in the United States. This Friday, January 26th, you can receive free, professional retirement advice by phone courtesy of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance:

Get free, personalized answers to your financial questions. For the fifth time, we are joining with the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) to sponsor Kiplinger’s Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Days. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. eastern time on Friday, January 26, NAPFA members across the U.S. will be standing by to take your calls and answer your questions.

Normally, these fee-only planners, who are well versed in investments, taxes, insurance, estate planning, and retirement and college saving, charge clients $100 to $250 an hour. But on Jump-Start Days, you pay nothing — not even for the phone call. Just dial 888-919-2345.

Our retirement hotline is a public service that is offered to all, not just Kiplinger’s subscribers. If your questions can’t be answered on the spot, you may be referred to resources on the Internet that will help you find the information you need.

This is an amazing opportunity. I do my best to provide you solid information year-round, but there’s no substitute for the advice of a professional. If you’ve been wanting to seek retirement advice, now is the time to do it.

Thanks to Amberlynn for pointing noticing this. She won a subsription to Kiplinger’s in the GRS holiday tips contest, and found this announcement while browsing her first issue:

I received my first copy Kiplinger’s last week and wanted to write and thank you. Inside was a deal I thought you may want to let your readers know about: January 26th is “Kiplinger’s Just-Start Your Retirement Plan Day” where anyone can call toll free for FREE professional financial advice. I’ve gathered a concise list of what I’m saving now, what my goals are, and the questions I have and I’ve planned out plenty of time to call and make full use of this free service.

I encourage you all to try this, and to report back on your experience. Tell them Get Rich Slowly sent you!

[Kiplinger's Personal Finance Journal: A Free Retirement Checkup]