BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA) is proud to announce their newest chapter member – Walter Pardo, who will represent the greater New York area. Pardo r is Managing Partner and Financial Advisor with Wealth Financial Partners, LLC.

SOFA is a nationwide nonprofit organization with the mission to end financial illiteracy across America, one community at a time. They are comprised of various working financial professionals who volunteer a Pro Bono service to their communities by conducting free financial educational workshops and seminars to companies, churches and other organizations. Our Members are professionals such as Financial Advisors, Estate Planning Attorneys, Accountants, Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, Credit Counselors and Health & Wellness Practitioners.

Founded in 1993, SOFA has had the opportunity and privilege to work with various prominent companies and organizations across America. Their educational financial outreach, and years of continued success, has provided them name recognition and a reputation of excellence. SOFA’s clients include the FBI, NASA, Time Warner, Disney, and other Fortune 500 companies.

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As an organization, SOFA understands that discussing finances and financial blunders can be taboo and “off limits” for many. They are opening the door for this discussion to help individuals find financial comfort through their financial workshops and seminars. These workshops are purely educational – nothing is sold or solicited. It’s 100% non-proprietary financial literacy education.

SOFA workshops are designed to educate, inspire, and empower individuals to take better control of their financial lives. More often than not, this empowerment comes back to the organizer – and organization - in the form of good will and higher morale. For organizations with retirement plans, SOFA helps satisfy Erisa (DOL) 404 (c) requirements to further educate and help employees better manage their retirement. They offer over 30 educational topics which can be viewed here:

If you would like SOFA and Pardo to host a FREE workshop at your company or organization or if you would like more information about our organization, please visit, or contact Walter at (877) 714-2362, or