One of the great challenges to consumers of financial services is the lack of clear information on financial matters. The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (www.napfa.org) is attempting to address this with "consumer webinars". These are free one-hour presentations over the web by fee-only, fiduciary financial practitioners from a variety of cities.
These just started on August 7, 2009 and will be held monthly in the future. More information, including a schedule, an archive of the first webinar "Money 101: Knowing the Basics" can be found at http://www.napfa.org/consumer/ArchivedSessions.asp.