Hi. I'm currently studying Financial Planning. Essentially, Financial Planning deals with developing goals and plans for achieving those goals in the areas of education, taxes, insurance (life, liability, auto, health), retirement, savings, investments, estates, and other related odds and ends. The majority of Financial Planners prefer high net worth individuals, and in turn those individuals can easily afford their fees. Granted, those higher net worth individuals have much more to deal with in terms of comprehensive Financial Planning, but the average person still has a need for comprehensive Financial Planning. Assuming the majority of you are average individuals (i.e. not of extremely high net worth, not well-versed in all areas of financial planning), how interested would you be in learning and managing your own finances? For my thesis I plan on developing ways to teach people to develop their financial plans through simplifying the concepts. They may eventually need to seek professional assistance (i.e. to implement an estate plan, purchase insurance, etc), but they'd be able to cut down on consultation fees and better describe their desires. They would also be able to better protect themselves from being taken advantage of (i.e. more insurance than they need). My question, is would this interest the general public? Or does the public not care enough to really learn and would they rather limit their involvement and dump it in the lap of a professional? An obvious advantage aside from monetary savings and having a deeper knowledge of their financial situation is the ability to teach their kids and impart useful money management skills that aren't necessarily taught in schools. This is already longer than I planned, but what are your thoughts? What kinds of things would you like to see? This program would be purely informational and entirely free. I'd like to make it as useful as possible because if people do not or cannot benefit from it, then I have failed my purpose. I appreciate your time. -BMS Edit: Understand that Financial Planning is a process and not a product, therefore it is recommended that plans are reviewed annually. This is due to all the changes people experience: children, marriages, divorces, new jobs, higher income, retiring, deaths, windfalls, changing economic conditions, etc.